Isn’t she lovely
Isn’t she wonderful
Isn’t she precious
Less than one minute old
Well Stevie, it’s going to take another year, but the Hunters Point Library has topped out and it looks nothing short of fantastic! No less an authority than The New York Times states that “…no one will overlook it” in a just-published in-depth article about the library.
The article delves into the long-ago origin of the building, familiar to many older residents of LIC, and shares the latest with a walk-through the author took earlier this week. Read it and be up-to-date on what Dennis Walcott accurately describes as “the pride of the borough of Queens.” Now that it’s almost arrived, there is no doubt that it’s existence will be truly monumental for Long Island City.
//Eckstein Development is offering two months of free rent at newly completed 26-14 Jackson Ave and 44-72 11th Street according to an article in 6sqft.com about the increase in rent concessions citywide. LIC Glut? Despite this, rents are still high in LIC, and if one wants to find more reasonable ones, they should follow the advice of Daniel Wechsler in an article below and “Follow the (7) trains” by going further out on the 7-line. This makes even more sense if one is looking to buy.
//Free Shakespeare – first there was free music, then free yoga, and now we get free Shakespeare, as performed by the Hip to Hip Theatre Company. We raved about this troupe and its performances in Gantry Park two years ago. This year they will perform As You Like It on Saturday, August 6 and Julius Caesar on Saturday, August 13. Both shows start at 7:30pm, with a 6:30pm start time for the kids intro.
“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.”
A New Queens Building That Can’t Be Overlooked: A Library – Jimmy Van Bramer & Crew made it happen
NYC’s Rental Concessions Are on the Rise – see where landlords are offering deals
Follow the Trains – The Queens-bound 7 lines’ transformative effect on the borough by Daniel Wechsler
Shakespeare Cometh to Queens Parks – they will also be playing Socrates Sculpture Park on Aug. 7 & 14
Hip to Hip Theatre Company – more on the productions
Hulu to Screen Classic Seinfeld Episodes on LIC Waterfront – the bard of the 90’s