Category Archives: News

Spring Has Sprung 2019

What, where’s the sprung in that?

Opening Day at Shea – a shutout no less, the ice cream man on Center Boulevard playing his ding-a-ling, flowers blooming, that does it for me Continue reading

Sad Memorial in Long Island City Hopefully Brings Solutions

A sad memorial was held Saturday afternoon on Borden Avenue at the location where 53-year old bicyclist Robert Spencer was killed Thursday morning.  According to the Queens Daily Eagle, many of his family members and friends were in attendance, as were a few local pols and bicycle advocates.  While the article below hints at some finger-pointing in terms of responsibility, Continue reading

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Cyclist Killed Near Center Boulevard in LIC This Morning

Accident scene

 

3pm: See update and links below

A reader has shared the horrible news that a bicyclist was killed in Hunters Point this morning.  It apparently occurred around 9am on 2nd Street and Borden Avenue when the rider was hit by a car.  Per the photo above it looks like a silver Chrysler sedan remained in the cordoned-off accident site.  One witness said Continue reading

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Happy 7th Birthday LICtalk

St. Patrick’s of Long Island City

It was seven years ago today
LICtalk was begun for play
They’ve been going in and out of style
But they’re guaranteed to raise a smile

It’s been an annus mirabilis as the 7-year itch struck LICtalk.  First off The Editor let the staff go and offshored the content, only to hire them back three months later as the cost efficiency of Sanjay, Viktor and Flordeliza couldn’t compete with the huggability of Moe, Larry & Curly (the copy was a wash).  Then, Continue reading

AMAZON PATS, LIC-CON, PRINCESS PARTICULAR IN LIC

Gantry Beach, just wade on in

NEWS about Amazon dominates the local media this week, but there’s not a lot of meat in the stories.  At least we have the Super Bowl this weekend …oh wait, the Patriots are playing in it – are they not amazonish?

Well then how about some other local things to dwell on? Continue reading

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QUEENSWEST DOCS TRANSITIONING TO NY PRESBYTERIAN/WEILL SITE

Current home of Weill Cornell in LIC

Dr. Moitri Savard, the founder of QueensWest Health & Wellness Center on 50th Avenue in Hunters Point, will be moving her practice to the new NY Presbyterian/Weill Cornell primary care facility located on the ground floor of the JACX building in Queens Plaza.  In addition, as Medical Director she will oversee the Continue reading

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THE LIC MID-JANUARY NEWS BLUES

Summer breeze, makes me feel fine, blowing through the jasmine in my mind

It must be mid-January, The Knicks are 22.5 games out of first place with half a season to go and we get the Superbowl play-in games this weekend, Continue reading

BRENT O’LEARY ON AMAZON HQ2

Brent O’Leary

Back in August Brent O’Leary, a long time community advocate and President of the Hunters Point Civic Association, announced he was running for City Council in 2021.  Thus I was somewhat surprised not to hear or read anything from him on Amazon HQ2.  As it turns out the announcement occurred just as he was in the midst of the annual food drive he oversees for Thanksgiving.  Then between end of year activities and publishing schedules here we are in early January with nary a word.

Nevertheless Brent has an opinion on Amazon coming to Long Island City, and though we don’t necessarily see eye-to-eye on this subject, he is a man who’s thoughts I value highly, so here is his statement: Continue reading

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NEW YEAR THOUGHTS ON LONG ISLAND CITY

2019?

Well my intention was to call this post ‘Year End Thoughts’ but I lent my Gulfstream 650 to Justin & Jessica last minute and spent an extra day in Mustique detoxing without wifi instead of on the rostrum in Times Square with Ryan and Jenny.  Here’s some stream of consciousness on putting 2018 in the record books:  Continue reading

CHRISTMAS IN LONG ISLAND CITY

Christmas in Long Island City

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.

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