WE have heard from a pretty good source that Top Chef Season 7 runner-up Ed Cotton will be opening a restaurant in the former Masso space on Vernon Boulevard. Cotton has worked under numerous famous chefs such as Daniel Boulud, Laurent Tourondel, and David Burke. More importantly, [Read more…] about TOP CHEF’S ED COTTON OPENING RESTAURANT ON VERNON BOULEVARD
What’s going on at the residential lots of Hunters Point South Phase 2? For the last year absolutely nothing as the anointed developer TF Cornerstone wrangled with Amtrak and the New York Power Authority over underground rail and electrical lines – admittedly no simple feat. Yet according to a story in Crain’s, the issues seem to have been worked out and the building plans might be back on track and starting soon.
Which brings us (once again) to the more important issue of [Read more…] about HUNTERS POINT SOUTH PHASE 2 BACK ON TRACK?
GET out your sleds kids, the NYC Department of Education (DOE) has declared tomorrow a Snow Day. Yes, Snow Day is capitalized according to Webster’s, as it is both a holiday and a holy day – at least as far as public and parochial schools go. Best of all, by calling it early, the DOE has given cover to everyone to sleep in and uhh …work from home. As for myself, it gives me more time to “work” on my brackets and run thru a dress rehearsal for St. Patty’s Day.
//LAST July we did some calculations and made the call that the townhouses being built on the south end of Murray Park we’re going to lead to [Read more…] about MARCH MADNESS: SNOW DAY OFFICIAL TOMORROW LIC
Brexit quickly took a backseat and I put Soros on hold early this morning upon receiving a text from a reader containing the photo above. They were informing me that there was a stage being set up for the July 4th preshow for this year’s Macy’s Fireworks. According to the LIC Post Meghan Trainor “is expected to arrive at the park at around 5pm with taping planned to take place in the early evening.”
Now before you get too excited [Read more…] about MEGHAN TRAINOR TO PERFORM LIVE IN HUNTERS POINT PARK TONIGHT
Last week came the announcement of a new school to be located along the waterfront on parcel C in Hunters Point South (TF Cornerstone Development). Two months prior to that came the announcement of a new school to be built along the waterfront on the former site of the Water’s Edge restaurant. Two weeks prior to that came the announcement that a new school would be built on parcel F in Hunters Point South, also located on the waterfront.
In summary, in the last ten weeks LIC received the news that it is expected to possibly get three new waterfront-located schools over the next four to six years.
That’s great, but somewhat bittersweet. The battle for increased school capacity has been waged by parents for several years now, many of whom won’t be the beneficiaries of the new schools. Though most ultimately were unscathed by the controversy, inasmuch as their child eventually received a seat in PS78, the uncertainty was unsettling, and may have motivated others to move out or not move to LIC in the first place. Also, in the question-mark that is truncation, it was a factor in prompting some recent middle school parents to opt for the new middle school instead of sticking it out at 78.
In viewing the current situation, I can’t help but think that for every action there is at first a delayed response, and then inevitably an overreaction. Since it’s been primarily parents along the waterfront who have been demanding schools now, that is where the schools have been going. Yet any chess player can see that the next big need is closer to Court Square. The powers that be completely screwed up in not insisting a school be placed in the base of 5Pointz. In addition to being extremely well-situated to accommodate children from all parts of LIC, it would have been available in time for the school year beginning in 2018. Instead the community received baubles in return for granting the developers a zoning variance allowing them to build an additional 28 stories.
That’s spilt milk today. What is not is the need to: [Read more…] about THE HUNTERS POINT REC CENTER, IT’S TIME HAS COME