THE hits keep coming this July 4th, as the announced acts for the pre-show will include Coldplay and Reba McEntire. Oh, and also Black Pumas, and OneRepublic. I don’t know either of those latter two bands, but given my genre I could have this all wrong and they could be the headliners and big stars of the day. Black Pumas are advertised as “Wu-Tang Clan meets James Brown,” sounds promising. Oh, and also the performances are usually pre-taped so they won’t actually occur on July 4, but previously have been held on the Oval in Hunters Point South Park and open to the public1. So have that 6-pack and lighter ready to go when the time comes.
//A lengthy update on the LIC rental market was put out by Curbed on Friday. Though largely correct I think the author glosses over the tremendous value of an easy commute (Time = money), and completely omitted two other fantastic attributes of Long Island City: the unparalleled views and the easy access to parks if you’re on the waterfront2. Other than that I think she gets it right, though almost two months after we accurately predicted the lay of the land.
NYC’s Fourth of July Fireworks Will Be A Live Event – yup, we called it first
Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks – the official site listing all the activities and times
Office Reopenings Means LIC’s Rent Deals Are Almost Over – more like coming off the bottom