Category Archives: News

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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AMAZON CHOOSES LONG ISLAND CITY FOR HQ2!!!

Amazon has chosen Long Island City as one of the two locations for its second headquarters according to The New York Times. Crystal City, Virginia on the outskirts of DC will be the other. Each location is expected to add 25,000 workers over the next few years, and be transformed in the process.

What that transformation will look like for LIC and how it will proceed is unknown at this time, but it is believed that the state and Governor made many concessions and offered many incentives to lure the company.

We have been covering the possibility of this happening from the moment the initial bake-off was announced with 40 candidates. Obviously Amazon felt as we do that Long Island City was the primo location for being a part of NYC – the greatest city in the world – they just had to go through the whole process I guess. In addition to all the wonderful attributes of LIC, it also had the logistical advantage of being near Amazon’s biggest customer, my wife.

Amazon Plans to Split HQ2 in Two Locationsinterestingly, when push came to shove they tossed that whole ‘affordability’ criteria right out the window by choosing NYC & DC

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IS THAT NEWS LIC?

Is this news?

Is this news?

Welcome to this month’s version of “Is That News LIC?”

Kanga’s Indoor Playcenter opened its doors in LIC this week, is that news?  If you’re a parent of a child aged 2-6 I would say that it is, or will be once the winter begins and you’re cooped up at home in your converted one-bedroom.

If a fire burns on the industrial portion of Borden Avenue on a Saturday night, is that news?  Maybe, but definitely if you’re a firefighter groupie as the most in-depth stories plus full video are only to be found on websites like Firefighternation and Firehouse.com

The 7-Train will not be running into Manhattan every weekend in October, is that news?  ABSOLUTELY if you live in LIC!

If Gantry Plaza State Park changes it’s dog laws to allow them on the paths only instead of an outright ban, is that news?  Not if the rules in both cases go unenforced.  You show me a summons, I’ll write it up…

If a 100-person start-up based in LIC is acquired by Walmart is that news?  Yes, especially if you’re plus-sized.

If Trader Joe’s announces it is opening on Jackson Avenue in 2019 is that news? Continue reading

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LIC IN 2023

Where will we be in 2023?

Where will we be in 2023?

You won’t need no husband, won’t need no wife
You’ll pick your son, pick your daughter too
From the bottom of a long glass tube

If God’s a coming, He oughta make it by then
Maybe He’ll look around Himself and say
Guess it’s time for the judgment day

It’s crystal ball time here at LICtalk, as we take a look at what can be expected here in Long Island City come 2023.

Packed subway cars will be the least of the mass-transit problems our logistics experts anticipate.  More worrisome will be Continue reading

SCHOOL’S UP IN LIC

Mister Softee - the final vestige of summer

Mister Softee – the final vestige of summer

What’s up in LIC? School, Continue reading

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