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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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FAIRS, PARTIES, BLOOD DRIVES, AND FREE DRINKS IN LIC

All work and no play...

All work and no play…

THERE’S a party going on and you’re invited! Continue reading

SUMMER SLUMP IN LIC

Ice & Vice is nice

LIKE clockwork the Mets have reached the cellar of the NL East so summer is officially in full-swing.  Thus summer hours have kicked in here at the newsroom and the interns are doing all the work.  As The Editor, I Continue reading

CYCLIST KILLED ON 21ST ST. NEAR MoMA PS1

A cyclist was killed on 21st Street by MoMA PS1 yesterday afternoon when he was struck by a driver opening the door of his parked car according to Politico. Continue reading

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SPRING HAS SPRUNG 2018!

Doesn't look shady to me

Doesn’t look shady to me

THE Mets are in first place – it must be April!  In conjunction with that we’ve trotted out the hackneyed title above, which basically means there’s no local news of import.  Unless of course you’re a foodie Continue reading

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THE OTHER LONG ISLAND CITY

The Lonely Easter Bunny of Gantry Pier

The news cycle is slowing down in Long Island City just in time for the Easter/Passover break.  The only real stories below deal with ‘other’ areas/aspects of the town.  So put aside restaurant openings and school capacity during Holy Week and see how the other Continue reading

SNOW DAY LONG ISLAND CITY

Snowman Pepsi Sign

On Day 2 of the new season, I really really wanted to write an Ode to Spring, with sonnets and poems and crocuses and newborn foals running free in Gantry Park.  Instead we got a SNOW DAY!!!  Sure, I’m now a grown getting paid by the hour word, but when our Mayor waved his magic wand I felt obliged to obey.  So instead of ballads and verse, I offer ye a limerick Continue reading

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MONA COAL-ICE ON VERNON BOULEVARD

Mona Coal-Ice is sweet

Mona Coal-Ice is sweet

So what’s with the recently painted gold-lettered “Mona Coal-Ice” on Vernon Boulevard?  Is it an olde-tymey steam-punk themed haberdashery?  Is it a spin-off from the ice cream store next door?  Or maybe we should take it literally and get our ice for parties and coal for umm, you know, like burning?  No. no, thanks to a little sleuthing from my desktop Continue reading

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