The LIC Post reports that the city is preparing an RFP for the final two parcels of land in Hunters Point South along the waterfront. While the development of these adjacent plots into massive residential towers has been all but set in stone, in light of recent movements a sprinkling of dissenters has sprung up calling for an alternative.[Read more…] about New Field In Hunters Point? Sure, Why Not?
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Dutch Kills Centraal is permanently closing according to the owners. The restaurant, located on a quiet corner three blocks north of Queens Plaza, originally opened in 2013 when the immediate neighborhood was close to a dead zone, especially come nightfall. In the ensuing years numerous hotels and a few residential towers have sprung up.[Read more…] about Dutch Kills Centraal Restaurant To Permanently Close
So, Cornell Technion opened up this week. While the opening entailed press releases, ribbon-cutting, politicians and media attention, it should come as no surprise as it was completed right on schedule. Of course that fact may actually be the biggest surprise of all!
Amidst the news hoopla, and there was a lot of it from all angles (see links below), was the standard local one as to how this would affect the local community adjacent to the campus: Long Island City. All interviewees laud the potential of the proximity to the new campus, and the hyperbole is justified. Unfortunately what they don’t realize is the huge gulf between “as the crow flies” and reality. While a new ferry is nice, it is far from a game-changer. The fact is that the [Read more…] about CORNELL TECHNION OPENS – HEY DON’T FORGET THE BRIDGE!
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Here’s a little information for those interested in the latest on the Hunters Point South affording housing development, which we’ve picked up from various sources over the last few weeks. First of all, move-in dates for the smaller south tower (attached to the high school), will begin in [Read more…] about HUNTERS POINT SOUTH NEWS