What are those heavily guarded silos on Vernon Boulevard? I have no idea, but given my disposition I am inclined to conjure something nefarious, but at least it was a nice day when the photo was taken. If anyone out there does know do tell.
Anyway we have a slew of LIC news to serve up before you catch the seaplane to East Hampton. First up was a not-so-nefarious breakfast given by the LIC Partnership featuring a panel that included Amanda Fung, a reporter for Crain’s New York Business and a Hunter’s Point resident, and Sarah Obraitis whose culinary omnipresence needs no introduction. Let’s get to the meat of the article: Obraitis states that the M Wells Steakhouse soon to be re-opened on Crescent Street should actually be called a “meathouse” because in addition to beef they plan on serving other types of meat including rabbit. Disappointed the 48th Avenue Green Market closed, expect it to open again. Amy’s Bread owner tells about her new baking facility soon to open in LIC, says that in tandem with Tom Cat Bakery LIC might someday be known as the flour district. Anyway, there is alot of good LIC business and new openings information in the first article so if that is your thing you should give it a read. Then we have a NY Times article where, once again, Sarah Obraitis’ hubby, and LIC resident, pops up to tell us where he likes to eat away from his own restaurants(hint: it’s one-stop from Vernon Jackson station!) Next up, in the “Think Global, Act Local” category, and I mean really local, we have some activists acting up to Just STOP It …with a cameo by Jimmy Van Bramer who delivers a zinger “More and more people live here.” Then, in the follow-up department, an article that Murdoch would have given top billing, the headline tells the story. Finally, because I do not want to hold you any longer and miss your plane, the last seven articles are well encapsulated by their titles or my quick addendums to those titles. Wow, that makes a total of eleven articles about LIC. 11! That would make Nigel Tufnel proud and keeps me from thinking about the eternal Vernon silo mystery and rainy weather. Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend!