Like the commandos who killed Bin Laden, the closing of the Delta Force Army and Navy store on Vernon Boulevard was a completely covert operation. Always known as a forbidding kind of place, no one I know actually went in there on the rare occasions it was open. Nevertheless, its quirkiness and grittiness were an ever present reminder to all of the old Long Island City, due to its prime location on the most well trafficked block in Hunters Point.
Out with the old, in with the new, and these days what’s a better example of new than children? We have ranted about shortage of school capacity ad nauseam. We have lamented that one of the quick fixes to alleviate, but far from fully cure this shortage, is to increase class size. One of the things that many parents think about to augment their child’s chances of getting into the Ivies is classes outside the classroom. Here in LIC they seem to be provided in a piecemeal manner. Thus LICtalk is more than willing to act as a conduit for the providers. Aqui esta un ejemplo perfecto de une clase just starting up and offered by an LIC local. May my truncated Spanish be a perfect example of what happens when one’s child does not start learning the language until 7th grade. You have been forewarned!
Amiguitos – Winter 2013 Semester – 12 weeks(no classes Feb. 16 and Mar. 30)
For children ages 4-6; Saturdays 10am-11am. Classes are drop off at Lolly’s
$360, 20% sibling discount
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Delta Force Website – for those in need of camouflage
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