NO one knows Long Island City better than LICtalk. NO ONE! Unlike politicians, journalistic interlopers, and other carpet-baggers, we eat, breathe, and actually live on the streets of this town. Therefore we’ll share a local issue that has heretofore been missed. While every talking head discusses the worry about overcrowding on the 7-train (legit but obvious), there’s a much smaller yet more immediate bottleneck that will require a solution: access into and out of [Read more…] about THE VERNON JACKSON CHOKE POINT
ACCORDING to a large yellow sticker on the front door of The Green Street the property has been seized for non-payment of taxes. The all-natural Korean Bbq restaurant located on 47th Road between Vernon and 11th Street has only been open for about a year and a half.
In other restaurant news [Read more…] about GREEN STREET SHUT DOWN FOR TAXES & MORE RESTAURANT NEWS
WHAT’S up with all the last minute weekend 7-train closures this year? According to The Wall Street Journal it’s due to [Read more…] about HAPPY FRIDAY …OH, AND THE 7-TRAIN IS DOWN THIS WEEKEND
It’s deja vu all over again when it comes to schools in Hunters Point. Over half-a-decade ago, which in LIC-years is two generations, LICtalk wrote about similar capacity crises, and then again in 2015 (aka one-generation past). The calculations back then turned out to be not as drastic, partly because the powers-that-be instituted some fairly obvious solutions – but not before riling up the parent base. It all (sorta) worked out in the end, and will probably do likewise this time – but not before riling up the next generation of parents. Nevertheless when the furor dies down, maybe we should take some advice from the latter article and funnel the energy into what’s next and not-too-far-away: high school. A very wise local mother has wondered why NYC hasn’t expanded capacity of it’s elite-8 (Stuyvesant/Bronx Sci etc.) despite tremendous growth in the student population over the years? Furthermore, having noticed LIC’s growth and desire-to-be-on-the-cutting-edge, or the cusp of it anyway, she asks might there be a chance to locate one here? Technion High anyone?
//DON’T be fooled, were congestion pricing to be enacted you very well could pay to cross the Queensboro Bridge were you to use it both there and back no matter which direction you head upon arriving in Manhattan. That is because [Read more…] about HI SCHOOL? BRIDGE TOLLS? XI’AN FAMOUS FOODS COMING TO LIC!
Monday evening I took Metro-North up to central Westchester to visit a friend. Despite the fact that I got a seat on a relatively new train and it departed and arrived right on schedule, I couldn’t help but think ‘I would not want to do this [Read more…] about WHY I AM THANKFUL FOR LIVING IN LONG ISLAND CITY