Wow, maybe our little neighborhood isn’t quite as idyllic as it seems. According to NY1:
As they left Shi restaurant with a gay friend, they said that three men attacked them, screaming racial and homophobic slurs.
“When I think about the slurs, the N-word and the F-word, it hurts. It hurts. It hurts.” Billie James-Vogel said. “It breaks my heart.”
The injuries were more than just emotional. Jacob said he was repeatedly bashed, hit in the face and tossed to the ground.
See the rest of the story in the links below.
In other local news, the LIC waterfront made the cover of yesterday’s New York Times, with a startling before and after picture highlighting all the changes that have occurred during the Bloomberg administration. Also, Christine Quinn picks up an endorsement from Sheryl Sandberg(didn’t know she was a New Yorker?), and in doing so cites LIC as the center of her plan to make NYC the new tech capital of the world. From campaign promises to reality is a long road… Finally, the building on the eastern side of the QueensWest field gets a name: The Maximilian. I wonder if one of the amenities they’re offering is a full-sized athletic field at your door step? Well at least it’s close to Shi.
Interracial Couple Attacked as They Leave Queens Bar – Hmm, Shi is now referred to as a bar. I wonder if this will hurt Shi’s expansion plans into the leasing office next door slated for 2014?
Victims of Alleged Queens Beating Say it May Have Been Racially Motivated – this is the full story, complete w/ video of the couple
Christine Quinn Talks Up LIC As the Hub of the Next Tech Capital of the World – not the first to do so, and last I heard Cornell Technion supposedly has no interest in the Queens side of Roosevelt Island
The Maximilian – new rental building in Hunters Point