Yeah that's perfect, leave the barge right there please

Yeah that’s perfect, leave the barge right there please

Fire up the bbq’s, the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza is returning to Long Island City again this year.  Buried deep in an article in the Times Ledger about the Bernie Sanders rally at Hunters Point Park, was this quote:

“a Macy’s spokesman said “the barges for the show will continue to be set on the waterway in the same exact locations as last year on the East River.”

Talk about burying the lede!  Bernie Sanders and his rally were so two days ago in light of the election results, plus since then Prince, Chyna, and Pearl Washington have passed away.

On the other hand the return of the fireworks will provide plenty of ad nauseam copy for the local press over the next ten weeks, as it will once again place LIC at the center of the universe.  Another reminder that all politics are local.

Sanders Rally Draws Attention to LIC’s Waterfrontscratch that lede, make it “FIREWORKS, FIREWORKS, FIREWORKS YEAH!”

Rockaway Brewing Opening a Brewery in Rockawayplus a lot of big updates on this local brewery

It’s Official: M Wells Arrives at Dutch Killsopened on Monday and features rabbit oyster pie.  A la mode?

Elks Lodge Will Not Be Landmarkednot significant enough per commission, adios

Condos Coming in New Development Across the Street from 5Pointzlarge plot containing single story home of the “Local 808 Union Pension & Health Fund” and a few dozen parking spaces contains 76,000 buildable square feet and sold for $330 a square foot.  The buyer plans a 10-story condo building

JDS Unveils American Copper Buildings in Midtown Easthave you been wondering about those two massive towers with a copper tinge and a sky-bridge going up along the East River around 36th Street in Manhattan?  Then here’s all your answers

Tenants Snatch Up ODA’s Rentals in LIC – the cool new boxy building 22-22 Jackson just started leasing, will they be a victim of LIC Glut?

Hotel Building Boom Crashing in NYCapplications in the first quarter fell of a cliff, possibly because of all the existing rooms being added …and Air BnB

Proof and Gauge, a Long Island City Bar, Makes It’s Own Ginthe NYT’s ‘Boite’ column profiles this unusual bar located in the Falchi Building

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