IN case you haven’t heard on social media, there’s a continued uproar over the late night shenanigans in the waterfront parks. While the fireworks have faded out, loud vehicles and music, vandalism, and large parties have not, and seemingly little has been done by authorities to stop them. In light of this a group of residents took it upon themselves to raise money for private security to patrol the two parks at night, which subsequently lead to a backlash from other citizens about access, accusations, acceptance, etc., leading to elected officials jumping in on both sides.[Read more…] about Parks Dilemma
Parks and Library
THE critic has spoken and in so doing is probably just the start of what I expect to be a cavalcade of accolades for the Hunters Point Library. Now that it’s been completed, might its opening be the final piece that puts the LIC waterfront on the global stage? We already have the
iconic instagrammable Pepsi Sign, the Gantries, and of course the in-your-face views of Manhattan. Throw in a pair of ferry stops, MoMA PS1 and the intrigue fomented by Amazon and its rejection, and the library opening and subsequent frenzy becomes the pièce de résistance for hordes of tourists.
The Pepsi sign in Long Island City has spawned a corporate sidekick as JetBlue has had it’s trademarked calligraphy affixed to the structure along the waterfront. According to The Wall Street Journal the illuminated blue sign will stay there until October 1 and is part of a promotion whereby JetBlue is starting to serve Pepsi products aboard its flights.[Read more…] about Pepsi’s JetBlue Sign & More on Condos & Library in Long Island City
Hold the presses, Montauk will have to wait because we’ve got hot news for Long Island City.[Read more…] about TasteCreme Bakery Coming to LIC, Hunters Point Library So Close
As the lengthy travails of Josh Bowen and Nick Giovanniello demonstrate, there’s nothing more frustrating than being 99% of the way there but needing final sign-off to open your restaurant in Long Island City. Nothing that is, but trying to open a library in Long Island City. This month we have heard a pair of contrasting anecdotes [Read more…] about Will The Hunters Point Library Open This Summer?