SUMMER came to a crashing halt yesterday, when the NYC DOE ordered kids back to school (BTS). In addition, diplomats and their hangers-on will converge on NYC next week for the opening of the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly, to prep for all the world leaders coming here the following week (Putin?). Now you know in advance why there will be an armada of police boats anchored in the East River: to protect LIC.[Read more…] about Bazooka’s! Fall 2022 Hits Long Island City
A hit & run driver who severely injured a scooter rider last week near Vernon Boulevard has turned himself in according to The New York Daily News.[Read more…] about Hit & Run Driver On 44th & Vernon Turns Self In
IN tracing the footsteps of my forebears down south, such as William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams, I could not help but take note that there are a lot of roadside fireworks stands in every state below the Mason Dixon line. And just like an accountant after April 15, or a retailer after December 25th, they all close after July 4.[Read more…] about Post-July 4th Fireworks Blues In LIC
AFTER 8.5 years, Liz Lusskin is stepping down as head of the Long Island City Partnership. Her departure comes at the end of a period where LIC evolved from its emergence as an up-and-coming neighborhood to fully established on the national scene. A lot of this may have to do with Amazon HQ2, which she had a major role behind the scenes in attracting. Yet even without it’s coming, LIC is no longer a backwater from a commercial standpoint.1[Read more…] about More Beer, Lusskin Leaving, Hero a Zero?
- and she played a role in that too, but was one of quite a few, not to mention market forces [↩]
[Read more…] about Spring Has Sprung In LIC 2022 +Eggs!
MOTHER Nature LICtalk has declared that Spring Has Sprung in 2022 here in Long Island City. We are also happy to declare that the Gantry Plaza Easter Egg Hunt is back on for 2022. No, we don’t really make these proclamations, no more so than The Wizard of Oz could assist Dorothy in getting back to Kansas.