It’s a good thing I don’t let my poor writing skills get in the way of generating original content. Simply put, there are periods in the LIC news cycle when things are slow, and this is one of them. Thus I have decided to expound on a comment I overheard recently, that struck me as spot-on: “Long Island City is like one giant cul-de-sac.” Logistically we have Newtown Creek to our south, warehouses and train tracks to the east, the Queensboro Bridge on the northern flank, and the river cutting us off from the west. Furthermore, unlike the suburbs, everyone walks everywhere, and unlike Manhattan, the sidewalks are not very crowded. Finally, due to the lack of unlimited choices found elsewhere, we all congregate in the same places: Food Cellar, Sweetleaf, playgrounds, and schools. While some might find the closeness a little too suffocating and provincial, they are mostly misanthropes who would probably say the same thing about paradise. Oh wait, it’s the same place.
Enjoy the weekend,
Former Triathlete Opens New CrossFit Gym in LIC – CrossFit Gantry, 10-20 47th Road, a few doors down from the Yoga Room
LIC Residents Blame Parking Problems on Manhattanites – oh c’mon, you’re letting Manhattanites off easy: I blame everything on them