So what’s with the recently painted gold-lettered “Mona Coal-Ice” on Vernon Boulevard? Is it an olde-tymey steam-punk themed haberdashery? Is it a spin-off from the ice cream store next door? Or maybe we should take it literally and get our ice for parties and coal for umm, you know, like burning? No. no, thanks to a little sleuthing from my desktop I came across a listing describing an apartment based out of this historic building. It was built in 1895 and the apartment has features of that era: tin-pressed ceilings with Egg & Dart Crown molding and a fireplace. Even though the latter is non-working, it’s a pretty cool 1-bdrm apartment asking $2,250. Check it out.
Brownstone Living w/ a Loft-Like Feel – free ice too?
Man Found Dead on LIC Shore – this morning by Water’s Edge on 44th Drive
TF Cornerstone Scion Died of Accidental Drug Overdose – Max Elghanayan, son of Frederick, died at age 30 in January
George Kaufman, Owner Who Revitalized Kaufman-Astoria Studios, Dies – was 89, purchased “ramshackle” studios on border of LIC back in 1982
LIC Building Featuring ‘Micro-Apartments’ For Families – you’ll really get to know your kids in a 735-sq ft 3-bedroom, but it’s only $3,950 a month
Van Bramer Announces He Will Run for Queens Borough President in 2021 – he ‘terms’ out then, as does Melissa Katz
45-26 Pearson Street Comes to Market– this is definitely Queens version of San Francisco’s ‘Painted Ladies’