WHAT is that new school that suddenly popped up last month on 50th Avenue in the heart of Hunters Point? Well it’s not exactly new, but the Gantry View School at 5-36 50th Avenue is in a brand new building and a brand new location.[Read more…] about Gantry View School Opens In Long Island City
Pols & Schools, Schools & Pols Disrupt Long Island City
WELL now it seems that we have come full circle in less than a week. First I was tipped off by a reader last Wednesday that the local School Superintendent Dr. Philip Composto was let go, and that locals feeling the firing was unjustified were organizing to support him. The support worked as intended and the Superintendent has been given new consideration.[Read more…] about Pols & Schools, Schools & Pols Disrupt Long Island City
Margaritas in May or Pina Colada’s in January LIC?
… So I wrote to the paper
Took out a personal ad
And though I’m nobody’s poet
I thought it wasn’t half bad
The children at the local public schools in Long Island City will not be getting off for Cinco De Mayo tomorrow. They did get off for Eid al-Fitr on Monday, and will also get off for Juneteenth, which has been newly added to the holiday calendar this year. Except in 2022 it will actually be on June 20 as the 19th falls on a Sunday. In so doing, the extra day off pushes the NYC public school calendar into another week making Monday, June 27th the last day of school.[Read more…] about Margaritas in May or Pina Colada’s in January LIC?
DOE Proposes New Zoning Format For LIC Schools
There I was trying to drum up an angle to this weeks story grasping on random thoughts such as ‘Gee, with the 7-train Express not running this week pushing everyone onto the 7-train local, the subway cars are more crowded – just like old times.’ Or random facts, such as ‘Hmm, the American Copper Building’s rental towers located directly across the East River just sold for a whopping $850 million. Currently listed 1-br’s range from $4,958 to $6,070, 2-br’s start at $8,067. That’s a huge premium to LIC! Oh wait, I just heard an anecdote about a resident in 47-05 Center Blvd having their rent hiked 22%1.’[Read more…] about DOE Proposes New Zoning Format For LIC Schools
- after a significant reduction given the year before [↩]
Back to Shul
“And just remember, the best thing about kids… is making them!”
“Bring us a pitcher of beer every seven minutes until somebody passes out. And then bring one every ten minutes.”Thornton Melon
WILL kids be going back to NYC public schools this upcoming Monday? Absolutely not because it’s Yom Kippur. So it’s shul for some and a good beach day for others. Come Tuesday, who knows? Which is a phrase that sums up many fall traditions now that Autumn has arrived. Will there be trick or treating and a parade on Halloween? Who knows? Will there be a Columbus Day parade? Who knows, and possibly not ever again in NYC – but public schools will be closed. Will there be family get-together’s on Thanksgiving? Who knows …but it will still take place on the fourth Thursday in November, there will be a lot of turkey on the plate and Lions and Cowboys on TV, and no school. A NYC Marathon gracing Vernon Boulevard? Not in 2020. Christmas sales and decorations and caroling in early November? Highly likely. Oktoberfest? Possibly, in spontaneous and hopefully socially distanced outbreaks while the weather holds and the beer flows freely outdoors. Let’s start with that vision and keep our fingers crossed for school and the rest…[Read more…] about Back to Shul