A week after moving to Long Island City, an acquaintance who had been living here a year took me for a nitecap at the LIC Bar. It was the early fall and a perfect evening to be in their backyard, under the open sky, drinking a $5 pint of Radeberger, and smoking an AVO. All apprehensions about moving from Manhattan vanished that night. Alas, so did the opportunities to actually go out at night, but the hope remained and thinking of the possibility to get to the LIC Bar and replicate that night got me through numerous other late nights sans alcohol. Now comes word that the bar was in a pocket of Long Island City that still has not received power. Furthermore, the flooding the bar incurred might keep it closed even longer as it was in a low lying area off Anable(is it Anabel? beats me)Basin. Thus, hope will have to be put on hold. In the meantime, I have come across the first LIC story with nary a mention of the storm, as someone has put out an interview and review of the Corner Bistro LIC. There is not a lot of meat in it for those of us who have been there multiple times in Manhattan and LIC, but we’ll gladly welcome the return to normal.
LIC’s Corner Bistro Goes Beyond The Burger – but your still in LIC when you’ve finished
Promoting Queens and Developing It – all about the newly formed Coalition for Queens, based in LIC
Historic Waterfront Crabhouse Closes After Flooding – another victim of Sandy, sounds like its future is in doubt too