AHH Fall, its onset brings both excitement and sadness over summer’s end as I sit here typing away on Labor Day.
Ohh yes, those highlights. The opening of the Hunters Point Library on September 24 is the most significant and transformational event. In the meantime we have tennis occurring right now at the U.S. Open in Queens – and for those parents who may want their child to be the next Verena or Rogael there’s plenty of time to squeeze in a few lessons with The Tennis Whisperer of Long Island City. Football too as I peruse the college scores from the opening weekend and anticipate the start of the NFL this weekend, we also have a local team, Long Island City High School, that has a chance to be at the top of heap. For a week anyway, as they take on the Mighty Number Crunchers of Stuyvesant HS at noon Saturday on their home turf. Oktoberfest, which a large portion of actually occurs in September – no specific relevance to LIC, but I’m sure all the local breweries will provide one. And while summer (vacation) has departed, a new food cart has arrived on Vernon Boulevard: King of Falafel (and Shawarma)!!! This 2010 Vendy Award winner will be on the western side of the street between 48th Avenue and 49th Rd (aka 40 feet from Vernon Grille) every Monday-Friday evening. As-Salaam Alaikum.[Read more…] about Long Island City Fall Highlights 2019