Do you like the new LICtalk logo? It’s a bit edgier, which is the buzzword for 2014, and you know how we like to be au courant on everything. A venture capitalist told me that the logo change alone should get me halfway to a $100 million valuation for this website. I sure hope he’s right, because I just dropped one-hundred and fifty grand on branding experts, marketing consultants, and IT whizzes, plus a new toupee. The other advice the VC gave me was to make sure I never, ever generate any revenues. Revenues lead to expectations, and once expectations are in place the whole ruse comes crashing down. Well I’ll show him! I plan on making the LICtalk logo as ubiquitous as the Nike Swoosh, replete with big time branding opportunities. By 2016 it’ll be on every t-shirt and toaster on the planet. Then this little old editor will be hanging with the big fellas at swank places like Art Basel, Allen & Co.’s Sun Valley Conference, and the Boardy Barn.
For now though, my directive is to just focus on content, throw in a little sex(or was it sexiness?), occasionally add a new bell or whistle, and before you know it, LICtalk will be sandwiched between Amazon and Google. Unfortunately we’ve also had to take a few steps back in order to move forward. It seems that there have been some problems with slow downloads, commenting, lost inbound emails, outbound emails, and Twitter feeds. D’oh! Fear not, because this isn’t like the federal government trying to fix the healthcare exchange website. By year-end all should be smooth sailing, so we can kill it for you again in 2014. By then I’ll be able to get back to what I’m really best at: chugging cold beer in my tank top.
51st Street Bakery and Cafe is Now Open – and they have sandwiches!
Queens Paideia School is having an Open House for their Merit Scholarship Program on Wednesday, December 18th. For questions, and to attend the December 18 open house, please email info@
This Thursday night at Testaccio, if you book a table between 7pm and 9pm you get 20% off. And if you tell Chris Bozak that LICtalk sent you, he’ll buy you a drink at the bar too. “20% off? In that case I’ll take two orders of coniglio, salut!”
First Look at 51st Street Bakery & Cafe – here’s mine: yummy!
Cheap Eats of the Day: Arepas Cafe – technically in LIC, and also looks yummy!
Eating Along the M-Line: 36th St. stop in LIC – off the beaten path, but yummy!
At A Whitewashed Queens Warehouse, An Unlikely Apostle of Graffiti – 5Pointz is dead, long live 5Pointz!