ACCORDING to the Citizen app a driver was carjacked at gunpoint at the intersection of Jackson Ave and 50th Ave around 6am Tuesday morning. Not overly surprising, we may live in Mayberry but the rest of the metropolis is omnipresent.
Apartment sales are ticking up in Long Island City? Mehh, we’ve closely documented the trends and more importantly been one step ahead, so that news comes as no surprise.
Free Britney? Yeah, that’s a big story alright and I’m happy that a topic has finally wrestled the headlines away from this pandemic thingamajiggy and people on both sides of the aisle have come together and in many cases even quit their job1 to devote all their time for a cause so important to mankind. Yet that’s an international topic, and the only reason it’s big is because it’s a whale, right? As for Paris Hilton’s wedding, it’s a close number two for headline of the year, but in a case of deja vu I think I’ve already seen the honeymoon
No, I’d say the most interesting local story this week is the lack of news about the Vernon Boulevard eyesore on the north east corner of 50th Avenue. It’s been over five years since we first sounded the alarm on this blight and absolutely nothing has happened. I’m expecting Vladimir and Estragon to show up any day now. Real estate can be weird, but this one’s a conundrum. Que pasa?
//WHILE we’re on the topic of real estate, Queens Plaza tower Sven begins leasing its 958 units this Monday and offers a novel perk to renters: an app that allows them to control the colors of the illuminated spire of the 71-story tower. That’s definitely the equivalent of one free month, so don’t let anyone tell you the rental market is tightening!
49-18 Vernon Boulevard – see the initial plans from 2012
New Tower Gives Residents App To Control NYC Spires – Sven has spoken!
Mercedes Driver Strikes Police Officer At Traffic Stop In LIC – they’ve got your license# on camera, s/b an easy arrest
What To See, Eat, Drink & Stay In LIC – or mm-mm, guzzle-guzzle, zzzzz
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