There are many signs this week of summer’s imminent arrival in LIC. The PS78Q Spring Fair on Center Boulevard is this Saturday, as is the 3rd Annual LIC Hoops Men’s Basketball Tourney. The latter is hosted by Gantry Plaza State Park on their 48th Avenue courts and will be followed on Sunday with a kids basketball tournament for boys and girls in grades 1 – 12. The line-up for ‘Live at The Gantries’ was released and the Metropolitan Opera announced their summer recital at Socrates Sculpture Park will be on June 17.[Read more…] about Basketball & Belmont In LIC This Weekend
‘So,’ you may be wondering, ‘who is that instructor teaching kids to play tennis at the handball courts on 48th Avenue and 5th Street in Long Island City?’ His name is Joseph Orlic and he’s been coaching kids in that location since 2014. He originally came to LIC at the request of a local parent who discovered him in another program, and since then his practice has spread solely through word-of-mouth and those stopping by to inquire.[Read more…] about The Tennis Whisperer of Long Island City
A 385-room 15-story hotel has been proposed at a location two blocks east of the Ravenswood Generating Plant, aka Big [Read more…] about BIG HOTEL BY BIG ALICE & KYRIE IRVING CANOODLES
EVER the contrarian, LICtalk has decided to buck the trend and forgo ‘fake’ news this week …for the first time in it’s history, to bring you some original content.
BORN in Ireland and raised on West 125th Street, Patrick Carrajat first made his way to Long Island City in 1970 when he moved one of his elevator businesses here. Eight years later he would also make it his home, securing a 10-year lease on a 2,000+ square foot loft-like apartment above what is now Laundry City, on 48th Avenue just east of Vernon Blvd. He used his skills to build it out in a manner that would optimize the main residential goal of every single male heterosexual: [Read more…] about A MAN, A BAND, AND THE REST IS LIC HISTORY
Twas not the snow that kept me buried and quiet this week, it was an interview request. No green room for me, these days it’s all done electronically. So I put on my Beats – Beethoven’s 9th1 – put all else aside, and set to work composing an opus of my own. Sometime in the future, I hope the profile and the wisdom imparted in it will be viewed in the same manner that many investors revere and quote from Reminiscence’s of a Stock Operator. More likely it’s insights will immediately be put on the discount rack next to The Art of the Deal.
Nevertheless, my attorneys at Cellino & Barnes negotiated a tough deal with the publisher: limited editing and a dozen Dunkin Donuts. So I was able to prattle on and on and… With that I give you the definitive Long Island City: [Read more…] about THE DEFINITIVE LONG ISLAND CITY
- come on movie fans, what’s the reference? [↩]