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!