OCTOBER has arrived in Long Island City, and if it feels a little strange around here this time of year it might have something to do with the Yankees, Mets, Giants AND Jets all still being in contention?!?
What else makes it feel like October in LIC? Well for those of you who take the subway two stops to the west every weekday you were greeted by the annual turf removal at Bryant Park yesterday to make way for the ice rink. Also we’re down to 1.5 food trucks on Center Boulevard as the rest of the hash-slingers have driven south to their condos in Boca to ride out the winter.
Which brings forth another suggestion to improve the neighborhood: a curated food truck zone on Center Boulevard. Let’s face it, the free-for-all that currently exists has lead to a generic surfeit of mediocrity. For those unaware, part of this is due to the land-grab nature of a given truck holding his/her location every day by parking their own car in the space when the truck leaves for its daily cleaning and replenishment.1
Anyway, the basic idea would be to designate a zone and form a committee of committed’s (and discerningly knowledgeable) foodie’s to find interesting vendors for the zone on a rotating basis2. I think a 4-truck span should do the trick and the rest can be left to first-come, first served. That’s a fair compromise and if enacted it would be something for everyone to look forward to come the Spring…
Excavation And Pilings Underway For 69-Story Tower on Jackson Ave – 880 units and will surpass Skyline Tower as tallest building in Queens when it’s completed in 2026?
8 Court Square’s Facade Takes Shape – 157 units and 20 stories comin’ at ya Fall 2023
Athena LIC’s Curtain Wall Installation Begins – 9-stories, 51 units for you to rest your head on come next summer
A New LIC Apartment Building Puts The Fun In Functional – The Bevel, definitely gets my architectural award for this decade in LIC
Murray Park To Get $5.3 Million Renovation – focus will be on replacing turf field and dog run