Thinkin’ of a master plan
‘Cuz ain’t nuthin’ but sweat inside my hand
So I dig into my pocket, all my money is spent
So I dig deeper but still comin’ up with lint
NYC officials have been holding talks with property owners and leaders in Long Island City about joining forces and coming up with a master plan for the northern portion of the LIC Waterfront according to Politico via The Real Deal. This acreage includes the two lots that were part of the Amazon deal as well as the 5-acre plot just north coined ‘Lake Vernon.’
While ‘Master Plan’ is my term, I’m happy to have anyone expropriate my ideas as long as they don’t deviate from the plan too much. I am very glad the City has decided to take the reigns and recognize the need to develop these sites as one contiguous property, as it opens up so many more possibilities. Most significantly, it allows the expense of community projects to be amortized over a greater base. Now all they have to do is give greater weight to what the people in the neighborhood want versus what suits the needs of remote politicians.
Details are scant at this point, or maybe they’re just hidden behind a firewall 1, but we’ll keep you updated on what could be the second most important piece of LIC news this year.
//The Shannon Pot (2) Has Re-opened – in it’s newest location/incarnation according to The Court Square Blog.
NYC Is On The Hunt For An Amazon Replacement In Queens – not quite an Amazon replacement, more like a master plan
The Shannon Pot 2 Opens at 10-50 44th Drive – third time’s the charm
Bouncer Shot Outside Show Palace Early Monday – might be time to shut it down
Man Slashed, Shots Fired at Dutch Kills Playground – this weekend
- if anyone has the whole Politico story I’d really appreciate your cutting and pasting to me [↩]