As another editor of a major news publication once opined to me after our fourth Knob Creek “What’s the point of breaking news other than ego gratification?” For justification, he continued “..it’s not like the information is actionable, unless it’s business news during market hours.” Well I couldn’t agree with him more. It’s the thought and analysis that go into the stories that make them worthwhile. As proof, have you ever noticed how long it takes the New York Times to post a story on the web? By my reckoning about 90 minutes after the Daily News and NY Post. Why does it take so long, are they still using dial-up service? Uhh no, it’s because they want to be definitive and get the facts right. Just like here at LICtalk, where a reader knows a little work has gone into it. Most importantly, one gets an assessment of what, if anything, the specific news means for the neighborhood.
LIC institution The Waterfront Crabhouse re-opens today, just in time for Fat Tuesday, having finally completed extensive renovations after being flooded by Sandy. Three-and-a-half months later, it is a reminder that while the bulk of LIC got lucky, select residents and businesses continue to be affected. As another reminder of haphazard local fate, Casa Enrique finally received their liquor license, almost a year after they opened. Why it took so long whilst others get theirs simultaneously upon opening is beyond me. I’m glad to hear the news though, as there is nothing I like more than a Knob Creek to wash down tacos de lengua. Laissez les bon temps rouler!
Boat Clubs In Spat – story about the fight over the LIC Community Boathouse
More Single People Live In These Nabes Than Anywhere in the City – dumbest, most unscientific study ever. Did the author ever think that by “single” it might include senior citizens???
LIC Bar Fundraiser Thanks The Who – it’s only teen-age wasteland!
Mike L. saysFebruary 12, 2013 at 3:44 pm
Very sneaky backdoor breaking news, but I do like the depth of some of your pieces. Keep up the good fight!
Missy saysFebruary 12, 2013 at 10:18 pm
Oh that article is ridiculous in saying there is such an imbalance of single men in LIC. I just don’t see it.
Jojo saysFebruary 13, 2013 at 9:22 am
Is this like the time you said the Army Navy Delta Force was closed, but it really isn’t? You may want to start a real blog with real news.
anonymous saysFebruary 13, 2013 at 12:22 pm
I’m not really sure about the accuracy of the M/F imbalance in LIC, but what we do need is a collective bar where the imbalance is less pronounced. There is zero mingling whatsoever at LIC Bar and the Corner Bistro.
ironLIC saysFebruary 13, 2013 at 4:59 pm
Wow, what a discovery! This researcher is right up there with Charles Darwin and Louis Pasteur:
“Kolko researched the single men to women ratio after his consumer survey found that 62% of singles would prefer to date someone who lives alone, as opposed to those who live with a roommate or their parents.”
Anonymous Bosch saysFebruary 13, 2013 at 7:07 pm
Based on the quote above, I do so declareth him “Master of the Obvious”
Missy saysFebruary 13, 2013 at 8:33 pm
The article would make it seem like LIC is a hotbed of singledom. In reality the 25 yr old Evan who is quoted in it is right in that the real group that seems to predominate here is couples, especially those with kids.
toddler saysFebruary 14, 2013 at 10:19 am
A little off topic here, but where is the LIC Matterhorn?
anon saysFebruary 14, 2013 at 4:53 pm
The LIC Matterhorn is more like the LIC bump and is on the big field in Gantry Park.