“Better late than never” does not apply to the huge wave of publicity regarding 5Pointz in the last three days. All of a sudden the mainstream press has caught on to the magnitude of this story, and is now covering every detail of the follow-up to Tuesday’s whitewashing. Too late folks, the game is over. We could have used your eloquent eulogies before the judgments were handed down.
As for those of us in LIC, most people are resigned to, or indifferent towards, the fact that gentrification marches on. Speaking of, a pop-up ramen shop has opened in Hunters Point. Hooray, there is a silver lining.
Mu Ramen – will open Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. at Bricktown Bagels, 51-06 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. Hours of operation this week will be Wednesday through Saturday 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and will be Tuesday through Saturday beginning next week and after, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Remembering 5Pointz: A Five-Story Building That Told Plenty More – one of many eulogies, as delivered by NPR
Graffiti Whitewash Could Cost Owners Some Green – now every angle in the story gets parsed
Police Arrest Make Point: No More Painting on 5Pointz – the newest crime-free zone in NYC
LIC Eatery Serves Bagels By Day, Ramen By Night – next thing you, we’ll get Kosher Japanese
To Enjoy the Oddest Steakhouse in NY, You Need to Open Your Mind – the first M Wells review is in: “the steak was delicious — that’s the bottom line here”
Shady Park Gets New Trees – what were they waiting for, the ground to harden?
Jackson Ave and Its Namesake – cool article about who Jackson Ave was named after. Spoiler: the same dude as Jackson Heights. Still don’t know? Ehh, no surprise, LIC was farms when he lived here.
LIC Burglaries Suspect Sought – five home break-ins in the last month
Not Exactly Your Typical Queens Marketplace – all about the newly opened Queens Urban Mkt
14-Story Hotel Proposed in LIC – it would probably be quicker to write about those lots not being used for this purpose
The 10 Best Fireplace Bars In NYC – 2 out of the 10 are in LIC
MTA To Offer Holiday Nostalgia Trains – running out of Queens Plaza next month