Nope, you are not going to find any easter eggs in this picture, no spring flowers either. With what might be an oil derrick in the back right of the photo, this could be a desert somewhere in the Middle East …or Texas, if it weren’t for the Manhattan skyline at the top. Instead it is an empty lot slated to be the LIC Library(sponsor’s name tbd). Now I don’t know about you, but all I’m reading these days is about municipal budget cuts, the brunt of which seem to be falling on perceived “discretionary” spending such as libraries. I think the average New York City library is open about 3 1/2 hours a month if I’ve been reading correctly. But not here in LIC! We’re getting a brand-spanking new library on the water with drop dead views of Manhattan. Why us? Because in case you haven’t read my other posts, LIC is becoming the center of the universe. Anyway who really cares why as long as they stock Playboy. In other LIC news, we have two more new openings, and surprise surprise: the articles make no mention of Chuck Schumer attending the ribbon-cutting! Actually he was there but his attendance at these press conferences has become the default position for the media so only his absence warrants a mention. Happy Easter and Passover, go get them eggs!