Someone in the Malkin family, the owners of the Empire State Building, is a hardcore Dead-head! Every time the post-Jerry Garcia spin-off band plays NYC, which is quite frequent, they get top billing in the Manhattan skyline, an honor not given to any other band. In case you are curious what the colors on the ESB mean on any given night, I have provided a link, though you may be somewhat disappointed to find that it’s “In honor of the Baby Buggy 10th Anniversary.” In fact you might be disappointed with the dearth of relevant LIC-centric news this week, or maybe not if unlike myself you have a real life.
Egg Hunt with a View
Captain Robin – LIC’s Own Pied Piper
The first thing that came to mind when I initially heard about this past Saturday’s egg hunt was The Who in Cincinnati, 1979. The second thought I had was “Why aren’t these kids wearing helmets?” given the fact that practically every child activity requires one these days. Thus I am very happy to report that other than minor bumps and bruises no children were hurt in this mission, all 4,273 eggs were safely recovered, and Dr. Dan on Vernon Boulevard is fully booked thru May. Now some might consider an Easter egg hunt the penultimate “participation trophy” contest, and some may complain that it is wasteful and the chickens laying plastic eggs are not free-range, but these cynics mostly reside in Brooklyn so who really cares what they think. All other LIC news is so greatly trumped by the successful hunt that I don’t feel the need to comment, the titles speak for themselves.
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!