Pinch me! Just when I think things cannot possibly get any better here in LIC we get the news above. But wait, there’s more: there will be a beer garden attached! But wait there’s more: there will be live music! What else can I say? How about it is expected to open in mid-July!!!!!
I should probably stop now, but the weekend, for which I gave you sex and beer in my last post to revel in, is over. So now it’s time to delve into the nuts and bolts. Let’s start with a story ten days ago in the NY Times about the obsessed guide/historian of Newtown Creek, the waterway which separates Queens and Brooklyn and is spanned by the Pulaski Bridge. His name is Mitch Waxman and he writes a blog called Newtown Pentacle that I have always found fascinating, and occasionally exasperating ecologically. I had planned on doing a feature on the guy, but the Times beat me to it, and in reality can do it better and more thoroughly than my short attention span will allow. If you have any interest in the industrial and manufacturing history of LIC and other nearby areas, read the article then go to his website, just make sure you have a few hours to spare. Next up is a story all about the plumbers who maintain and turn on the sprinklers and water fountains in our local parks. Like I said, BBQ notwithstanding, this is a nuts and bolts post. We have FedEx groundbreakings, trains idling, new construction, possible Queens library layoffs, you get the picture: all business.
Ok, ok, I know what happened to Jack when he was so focused on work, thus I will pose the question: Who needs to go to Manhattan for culture? Answer: not the residents of LIC. There’s a new series of plays that will be taking place locally. The final link provides all the information about the group staging them at the Creek and the Cave. So remember residents of LIC: even though most of you work over there, there are now more opportunities than ever to play over here.
John Brown Smokehouse Moving, To Feature Beer Garden And Live Music – this is where I’ll be ‘summering’, who needs the Hamptons now?
Your Guide To A Tour Of Decay – really cool
Van Bramer Wants To Quiet Idling Trains – your weekly VB appearance
‘Linc LIC’ Tops Out – yeah I know it’s a self-serving press release, but it contains all the info on a huge new residential project opening in 2013
Queens Library Workers Hope Layoffs Aren’t Looming – what does this mean for HP Library?