ACCORDING to the Citizen app a driver was carjacked at gunpoint at the intersection of Jackson Ave and 50th Ave around 6am Tuesday morning. Not overly surprising, we may live in Mayberry but the rest of the metropolis is omnipresent.[Read more…] about LIC Conundrum
“Nothing happens. Nobody comes, nobody goes. It’s awful.”Samuel Beckett, Waiting For Godot
IN between breaking news about restaurant opening’s and musing on the direction of local real estate markets, it’s not unusual that I include a link to a violent crime that recently occurred with the comment “meanwhile up in Queensbridge” if that’s where it took place.
The flippancy of this comment has nothing to do with the lack of gravity over the act, and everything to do with the exasperation of it’s recurrence and inability to change this state of affairs. In reading the headline about the shooting death of a 37-year old man several weeks ago, I was about to cut and paste the link and my usual comment once again1, but the frequency has increased to a level of desperation. The fact is that nothing short of a major overhaul will curtail this violence.[Read more…] about ‘Meanwhile Up In QueensBridge’
- in the same manner that I imagine the writers of these articles do by now [↩]
LUNCH lines in Midtown fast-casual dining hot spots are starting to get lengthy again despite repeated stories of the office mecca’s inability to turn the corner occupancy-wise. The extraordinarily easy access to midtown is a large selling point for LIC apartments, because time is money and by the transitive property vested in me I do declare: commute = time = $ which = higher home and rental prices, Ka-Ching![Read more…] about Here’s What To Watch In LIC Real Estate
WE have a saying here in the LICtalk newsroom: if you don’t have a scoop there’s always real estate. So let’s talk, and as the verb ‘talk’ implies we don’t really have anything intuitive to share, or maybe we do?[Read more…] about LIC Real Estate: Glass Half Full Or Half Empty?
I CANNOT BE EMPHATIC ENOUGH, for those who qualify the affordable housing lottery at 52-03 Center Boulevard is the best real estate deal in
LIC NYC! If you need further proof take a look at an article in this weekend’s New York Times titled “Exploring Affordable Housing Options In Brooklyn & Queens. Which Home Would You Choose?” In it a couple from Brooklyn explore three affordable options and then have a bake-off. Which option did they choose?