WHILE others dream of tasting menu’s and sidling up to the bar for a shot and a beer, in 2021 I greatly look forward to jammed subway platforms and cars. Never again will I take for granted the sea of humanity that is NYC. Or at least not until 2023. Instead of looking back at the annus horribilis, I prefer to dwell on the positive.
Rents have come down considerably. Albeit from very lofty levels that no one would ever view as reasonable, but they may have more to go and the softening should last for quite some time.
Thanks to remote learning, lice has been eradicated in North America.
Come January, Matthew Barney’s clock will read 0000:00
Global warming has brought balmy days in December to LIC. Whether Vernon Boulevard becomes the new waterfront in a few decades is too far in the offing not to live for the moment.
As things defrost in 2021, the normal everyday interactions as experienced pre-pandemic will seem strange for awhile. Hopefully when they become rote we’ll use the memory of this past year to appreciate every day city living and life here in LIC.
//MEANWHILE development in Long Island City plows forward:
Innovo Plans Massive Industrial Project In LIC – will enlarge and completely rebuild the Fresh Direct warehouse down on Borden Avenue
Development Group Pays $13 million For LIC Site – innocuous 2-story warehouse across from the BP Station on Jackson Ave will probably become 47k feet of residential
Construction Wraps Up On 21-59 44th Drive – bringing 20 more units to the neighborhood