I’m a pretty low-brow guy, possibly even lower than avid readers might realize. If given the choice between Playboy or Hustler at the barber shop, I gravitate towards the literary fare of the latter. So it was with great surprise that I thoroughly came to enjoy a free Shakespeare play put on in Gantry Park last summer. With the city as a backdrop, there’s nothing better on a beautiful night. The fact that the actors were wonderful was an added bonus, and they have a “prepping” for kids 1/2 an hour before showtime that had them enraptured with the full show. Produced by Hip to Hip Theater Company, the first show is Two Gentlemen of Verona on Saturday, August 2 at 7:30pm on the field at Gantry State Park. The second is Cymbeline and takes place the following Saturday, August 9 also on the field at 7:30pm. So make like the bard and grab a six-pack and a churchill, and settle in for a great night.
Ok, let’s get back to crude, capitalistic, down ‘n dirty real estate deals. Earlier in the week I get an email from a PR firm letting me know that The Millstone, a 14-unit condo building by Queens Plaza, is over 50% sold (actually over 2/3 by my reckoning, 10/14). Given the small sample, not a solid data point on its own. Then I read a story that another 14-unit condo near Queens Plaza, The Madison, is 30% sold in less than a month. A trend, methinks!
Hip to Hip Theater Company Announces 2014 Season – all the details on the two productions
Even More LIC Condos Debut, Get Snapped Up – and they’re not giving them away
LIC Residents Launch Hyperlocal Site Called “Tenant King” – “We are like Craigslist, without all the Craigslist randomness,” said CEO, Mihkel Noormagi, a Hunters Point resident
LIC Strip Club Loses Latest Bid for Liquor License – this is where the Shakespeare after-party is held, or mine anyway
One Hour Grocery Delivery Now Available on the Cheap in LIC – Costco, Key Foods, etc.
Architect Files Construction Plans for 5Pointz – see the drawings here