That’s right, this Saturday, March 9, is LICtalk’s one year anniversary! Yeah, we’re still pretty raw, I mean most one year olds are still wearing diapers. But I invite all of you to go back and look at our initial posts. They are kind of like Walt Disney’s original black and white drafts of Steamboat Willie, where Mickey’s predecessor looks more like a rat. Fourscore later and Walt Disney Corp. is valued at $100 billion. Wow, maybe you should go back and look at every single one of our posts since inception. Because as all our readers know, here at LICtalk we seek something more than enormous wealth, we seek immortality! Thus, I expect a thousand years from now scholars will be pouring over our musings as if they were the Talmud. In honor of our birthday, we gave our website a few new bells ‘n whistles. Nothing substantial, just a nip here, and a tuck there, though ten years from now I expect we’ll be barely recognizable, kinda like Melanie Griffith.
OK, that’s enough reflecting on the past, we’ve got way too much new news to report. First off comes a story about the lack of public school pre-K spots in Western Queens. As we have been telling you all along(click “Schools” up top to read all our school seat shortage rants, complete with estimates for 2013/14), planners significantly underestimated the need for schools in LIC. Then, as if one rant was not enough, comes a story about the ground breaking on Hunters Point South earlier in the week. Talk about a non-story photo-op! The real story here is the taking of monies from those who have a little more, and giving it to those who have a little less. We have ranted a little on this topic already, but because it’s our birthday we’ll leave this one for later. Next up comes a story where other people rant about the Long Island City/LIC name change. Another non-story at this point, if you ask me. Then we get to some other local news, and finish with an article saying that the night time booze filled hours at Sweetleaf on Center Boulevard began Wednesday night. In tandem with the news that OpenDoor restaurant on 50th Avenue in Hunters Point has opened, and the Windmill Tap & Grill in Dutch Kills will be doing so in a month, is evidence enough that LICtalk’s second year should be even more momentous than our first. Furthermore it’s rendered me speechless.
Competition Tough for Pre-K Programs In Western Queens – PS78 accepted just 23% of those who applied for the program in 2012
Huge LIC Housing Development Breaks Ground – it actually “broke ground” several weeks ago, this was a photo -op. Just like the article above, the numbers and percentages keep changing, but the end result is the same. Need I say more?
LIC Residents Balk at Name Change – this topic has jumped the shark
Windmill Tap & Grill to Open in LIC – interesting history about this venue in Dutch Kills