SORRY for the delay in posting, but The Editor had to make his annual week-long jaunt to Sun Valley to attend an ‘event’ with his peers. Fortunately, little has transpired in LIC in the wake of the post-July 4 lull. And yet, and yet.
Chelsea Piers announced it is coming to Long Island City. More specifically, it will be housed in the base of a 55-story, 600-unit residential building at 24-11 Jackson Avenue expected to be completed in 2026. For us locals, 24-11 Jackson is the triangular lot next to the Court Square subway station that has sat empty for half-a-decade plus and was originally intended to be a Japanese “mini-hotel” with 1,260 rooms.
//”New York City’s Public Housing System Now Needs Almost $80 Billion” read a New York Times headline from last week. And which quickly went on to say it was “to repair or renovate aging kitchens, leaky pipes, faulty elevators and other problems over the next 20 years.” Nuff said.
Chelsea Piers Fitness to Expand Into Queens at New LIC Tower – in Court Square in 2026
Almost $80 Billion Needed for Repairs to New York City’s Public Housing – raze Queensbridge
Rocking the Parking Lot: A free spot for music in Long Island City – Culture Lab LIC, a not-so-hidden gem