It’s a hot, sticky summer and I don’t feel like working. The last few weeks I know I’ve really been phoning it in with cut and paste and snippets. You, loyal reader, are deserving of some original content, a large format type piece, whether it be a local expose such as “Did you hear that Myrtle…” or a harangue about parks, schools, real estate prices, or birth control. But today is not going to be that day, because there’s a lot for you to digest below.
While we’re on the subject of birth control, we received an email from a local resident telling us all about a new Sensory Gym for kids that just opened in LIC. What’s a “sensory gym?” Beats me, but you can check out the description on their website here, and if you tell them you heard about it on LICtalk, you’ll get a 20% discount on summer classes!
Let’s get the bad news out of the way by starting with the local real estate scene and how condo and rent prices keep surging due to displacement from Manhattan, and now Brooklyn. Oh wait, that’s not news, at least not if you’ve been reading LICtalk all year. After that things become lighter, just in time for the weekend. Talking about the weekend, don’t forget that we get FREE BEER this Saturday, PS1’s Warm-Up is also free to LIC residents(not to mention you get to cut the uber-long lines, just like I used to to do at Studio 54), free detox with Yoga on the Gantry Pier Sunday at 10am, and then more culture on Tuesday as Live at The Gantries presents Brasil Live at 7pm, which is also …free, just bring your own cachaca. Finally, this Tuesday also brings the Major League Baseball All-Star Game to Citi Field. This event is anything but free.
Housing Markets Spurt in Brooklyn and Queens – there are no more New Yorkers living in Manhattan
Saving A Spot For Pepsi-Cola As A Tower Goes Up – all about our iconic sign
The Paper Factory Hotel To Open in LIC in August – w/ suites at $300 a night, it might be cheaper than renting an apartment!
New Bike Routes On Tap for LIC and Sunnyside – born to be wild
The Second Annual LIC Block Party – Saturday August 3rd, noon-5pm at Sculpture Center
Van Bramer Allocates $3 million to MoMA PS1 – they are buying the property adjacent to them(across the street from the BP station)
Laughing Devil Comedy Club Up For Sale – in the words of Nelson Muntz “Ha ha”
Sprinklers At Two Hunters Point Playground Still Closed – yeah, we know
The Big Cheese – The New Yorker’s spin on the Cheesemonger contest here in LIC last week. LICtalk and The New Yorker, only the best covered this monumental event.