LAST week I received a letter in the mail that my dentist, Dr. Steven Mantinaos, was rolling his independent practice “Into The White Dental” into ProHealth Dental. Previously he worked out of a small storefront on Vernon Boulevard next to the Societa Sant’ Amato Di Nusco. I had only been a patient of Dr. Mantinaos for less than a year, having spent close to a decade with Dr. Dan (Weinstein) at his previously-independent practice Hunters Point Dental – before it too was rolled into ProHealth.[Read more…] about Dentist Dilemma In Long Island City
Oh sure, instead of the headline above I could have written one about the Long Island City teacher that slept with a student. Of course it was actually a Long Island City High School teacher, making it considerably less relevant to local readership, but no less alluring. I left that to the Post, as in The New York Post, which then screen-grabbed colorful pics of the alleged perp. Other
Posts papers jumped all over the story, why not given the subject matter – you know you want to look – and tacked additional screenshots to their coverage, without mention of The New York Post breaking the story. You’d almost think they went undercover? Nahh, they just regurgitated some official report, which they probably decided to find post the New York Post’s reporting it. Just like they regurgitate many innocuous press releases when the news is slow. Like now. Which is as exciting (and informative) as Thanksgiving leftovers on Sunday.
A reader let us know that Natural Frontier Market, located at the triangle where Jackson Avenue meets 11th St. and 48th Ave, is closing due to a rent increase. According to an employee of the store, it will be open until the end of December. Opened ~10 years ago1 the mini-chain has two other locations in Astoria and Brooklyn which will remain open, but no plans to re-open elsewhere in LIC.[Read more…] about Natural Frontier Market on Jackson Ave Closing
- which makes sense given a standard 10-yr lease [↩]
Trick or treat? That’s the question being asked about the new Hunters Point Library as the New York Post writes a scathing article about all the problems discovered in the building since its opening a month ago.[Read more…] about Halloween and NYC Marathon This Week In Long Island City
Down on Borden Avenue and 21st Street there’s a pedestrian bridge followed by an underpass that was created to go over the LIRR tracks and under the LIE. To put it benignly the resulting corridor is kinda spooky during the day and downright menacing at night, especially the latter portion. Not that I’m aware of anything bad transpiring there, but it’s not a friendly trek for those taking it regularly to get to the Hunters Point subway & LIRR stations from the various businesses on Borden. Most LIC residents are probably not even aware of this backdoor passageway or the surrounding blocks, as they’re in an obscure corner not heavily trafficked, kind of hiding in plain site.[Read more…] about Super Cool Lighting Installation Comes to LIC