I’m feeling ornery, which is unusual because this feeling tends to come more often at the beginning of a work week than at the end. Maybe I’m just jonesing for a little Oktoberfest, or maybe it’s the actual LIC news this week. Take for example the announcement about the new library dedication occurring next Friday, October 5 at 10:30am. The rationale for holding the dedication is to “symbolically plant the seed of the library.” What the heck does that mean? We all know it is just a meaningless photo-op for politicians, but of course it could backfire if this thing doesn’t get built. Alas, I’ll have to miss the extravaganza as I am flying to Munich next weekend for a little rehabilitation. More importantly, the article mentions that the library is now scheduled to be completed in 2014, not 2013 as previous reports had indicated. No surprise there really, as anyone passing by the empty lot this whole summer would not have seen any work being done. Some other details about the library is it will include an amphitheater, a reading garden with panoramic views, a children’s area, a teen area, a cybercenter, a conference room, and an adult reading collection(consisting solely of the 50 Shades trilogy). How about a massage room and a car wash too? All kidding aside, Steven Holl is a big name architect and between his involvement and the location on the water, this will be a world class building, if it ever gets completed. Think Bilbao!
Guess what parents, there are a whole lot of small group classes all around LIC for your young’uns in all different disciplines: music, exercise, sports, language. Unfortunately they are all fragmented and not always well publicized. Several weeks ago I mentioned Super Soccer Stars and at some point I will try to cobble together a comprehensive list and publish it. In the meantime, here is another recommendation from UnderPressure Mom:
Hello everyone – I wanted to let you know that the Yoga Room will be doing a 3-5 year old class on Wednesdays – starting this week. The teacher Jodi is terrific and my kids love her/ the class. There is a two class intro for new students for $30. $15/ class. For those of you that work (like me)… I think they will be able to do it on their own – or your sitter can go
New Hunters Point Library Is On The Way – will you still be here for it?
Horse Meat On Menu Raises Eyebrows – get ready for PETA protests in LIC
Aerosol Cans Run Dry, 5Pointz Out of Time – wistful departure
Latin American Artists Meet LIC – new exhibit at art gallery on 44th Ave.
Illegal Sewer Line At Hallets Cove? – the downside of all the growth going on
Greenpoint: New Developments and What To Do – TONY’s spin on the ‘hood just below us
R.A. Dickey Wins 20th Game for the Mets – Center Boulevard resident shows the country that 37-year olds can still have game!