Well Election Day has passed, and I expect the results will have minimal impact on your life. Yet a very local vote the week before may hold greater significance in how it affects the people of LIC on a day-by-day basis. This vote was sort of open to everyone, but only about 50 people showed up. I am referring to the participatory budgeting powwow, where citizens nominate neighborhood capital projects to fund.
Here is what was interesting about it. The thing that most people wanted was a local community center! When told by the leaders present that there was only $1 million total available for all the capital projects throughout LIC, Sunnyside, etc., they still opted to dedicate the maximum amount possible to any capital project that would spur a community center.
Sounds to me like the people have spoken!
5Pointz Developer Wants to Trademark Name and Use it for New High Rises – the definition of chutzpah!
Long in Repose, the Last Remnants of a Founding Family Will Leave LIC – new mega-tower on Jackson Ave going over the Van Alst family graveyard
Inside FIVE Forty One, the LIC Townhouse Selling for Big Bucks – $2.5 mil to be exact
Four of Six Floors Complete in Murray Park North – aka The New Gramercy Park, sans key
New Look at the 44-Story Rental Tower Rising Next to Silvercup – further confirmation that Ct Square/Queensboro Plaza will be glutted w/ rentals for years to come
Top Developer Says NYC Real Estate Market is a Bubble Ready to Burst – he really claims it’s only the very high end market about to burst, just like we highlighted 72 hours earlier in our last post “Are LIC Prices Dropping?”
Looks Like Smooth Sailing for LIC Ferry – which few from LIC actually commute on
Party at the Site Where $500-a-month Apartments Are Rising in Hunters Point – next Saturday, November 15, from 1-4pm at the Oval. Free lobster and coffee, as if one needs an inducement to sign up for the HPS lottery
Mundo 2.0 opens Next Week – new restaurant in the Paper Factory Hotel
Queens Elections Results – message to all electeds: new community center please