The financial world is crumbling but we still have ice cream, especially here in LIC where there are many options come the summer. In fact, we could have an LIC Ice Cream crawl …ok maybe I’m getting a little too exuberant. For those whose lives are not so ice cream-centric(i.e. those without kids), LIC offers many other opportunities to mingle, probably none more renowned outside of our little enclave than MoMA PS1’s Summer Warm Up Parties. I gave my own encapsulated description of these parties in my May 18th post noting that they were free to LIC residents. Don’t worry though, because PS1 still makes out very well on these extravaganzas as the overwhelming bulk of the attendees come from literally all corners: other parts of Queens to other continents. The 2012 musical line-up has just been released and while I do not recognize a single act on the list(Photek? Lemonade?) that is probably a good thing as my genre encompasses Led Zeppelin to Laurie Berkner, with nothing in between.
There is alot of LIC news to pass on but in my role as LIC cheerleader I am going to give a special shout out to the article’s putting LIC’s commute as #1, despite major cutbacks we are getting a new library(hopefully), the real estate trend toward walkable neighborhoods and away from suburban housing; all of which when combined with ice cream crawls and the pre-eminent weekly party of the decade is neatly summed up in a recent interview with Jane Krakowski: “Long Island City is up and coming!”
Office Profile: Songza – profile on new LIC small biz, I bet these guys know the Warm-Up acts
Queens Pride Parade Turns 20 – we’ve come a long way from Archie Bunker
First Fridays: Summer In The Garden –Noguchi Museum weekly outdoor parties
Home Values In Walkable Neighborhoods Outpace Suburban Housing –is Manhattan ‘walkable’ these days?