Yowza! We go from zero to a hundred on LIC news inside of 48 hours. First off is an explosion of new restaurants expected to be coming to Long Island City in the new year, some announced, some surmised. In the latter category, the old M Wells location is rumored to be turning into a sports bar. Then, separate stories about two joints in Dutch Kills, one in the final stages, one completely a speculation. Most imminently comes word that opendoor, a restaurant we wrote about back in August which was scheduled to open in October, is weeks away from kickoff.
With news like that, who needs original content? So let’s get straight to the stories, but before we do, here’s a little newsflash on a Shady Park hoedown happening tomorrow afternoon:
THIS FRIDAY (DECEMBER 14): All are welcome to come help clean up Shady and bring some festive cheer to our beloved park! The Parks Department will be opening Andrews Grove from 12 noon to 4 p.m. so the community can join in an initial clean up (mainly collecting leaves and small debris, nothing heavy). AND, to bring some seasonal cheer we will be decorating a holiday tree that will be a festive symbol of our plans to make the park green and fun again as soon as possible. Please bring holiday decorations for the tree from any tradition or none (our only request is that they are non-breakable, especially no glass) so we can get this next phase of the park’s life off to a glittering start! This will be a family event with supervised children welcome, but please note that activities will be limited to the front part of the park closest to the street (the back part of the park where the play equipment is located will be off-limits). If you plan on joining us it would be great if you could leave a comment here to let us know. We hope to see you there!