Hunters Point Park Phase 2, which is slated to open at the end of June, gets previewed by The New York Times today in a lovefest and photo essay. It’s [Read more…] about HUNTERS POINT PARK PHASE 2 GETS PICS + LOVE FROM THE NYT
Parks and Library
TWO of my writers were poached by The New Yorker this month so I’ve had to rely on my own faculties to dig up scoops. Fortunately in a quick perusal of the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy’s newsletter I caught a recap of their community meeting last night which revealed that Phase 2 of Hunters Point Park South will open in late June according to a presenter at the meeting from the EDC. This is the southern portion of the park, past the volleyball court/LIC Landing, which is supposed to be more “contemplative” and which will NOT include a playground for older kids. As a consolation the HPPC newsletter also reported that The Wizard of Oz will be the first movie they present at the Oval this year on May 18.
//MORE real estate news for you RE junkies, and in my mind this one’s a big one. [Read more…] about HUNTERS POINT SOUTH PARK PHASE 2 TO OPEN LATE JUNE
There’s a starman waiting in the sky
He’d like to come and meet us
But he thinks he’d blow our minds
After comprehensively collecting all the data, painstakingly putting it to paper while trying to figure out the complex instructions in order to conform to regulations, and finally staying up late into the night to meet the deadline, the yearly crush is now over! [Read more…] about SPRING EVENTS IN LIC TRUMP NEWS
AS everyone knows Christmas falls on December 25, St. Patty’s on March 17, and Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November, but Easter is ever so elusive. Sure I know it’s on a Sunday, but that can land anytime from late March until almost the end of April. This really messes with my vacation schedule – will it be ski-able in Verbier, too cold in Palm Beach, too hot in Anguilla???
Even more elusive than Easter Sunday, is the date of the Annual LIC Egg Hunt, and even more elusive than that is the sign-up date for your child for the egg hunt. [Read more…] about EGGS 2018
Despite the delays and cost overruns at the Hunters Point Library, I personally like it. I know that not everyone in the neighborhood shares my sentiment, some thinking it an overpriced folly and others questioning the need for any new libraries in the 21st century. But grand projects that may come across as impractical or wasteful at onset, can sometimes transcend their original purpose, as well as transform a neighborhood if the conceptualization of it is on target. Though we won’t really know for another year about the final outcome, I’m optimistic that the decision to build it will be proven correct.
Yet underlying the creation of the Hunters Point Library, is a dirty little secret: [Read more…] about THE DIRTY LITTLE SECRET OF HUNTERS POINT