PLAXALL has closed down its plastics manufacturing business and is looking for new ideas for its existing space.
Opened in 1950, the Long Island City location has a long and storied history as well as a very big footprint on the waterfront. The company invented thermoforming and its custom packaging was used by numerous industries including medical, cosmetic, food, and retail. Nevertheless after 70+ years the plastics business on 46th Avenue was discontinued due to the machines being very old and the employees with the knowledge of how to work the machines being ready to retire.
Now the owners of Plaxall are hoping to find a new tenant for the manufacturing site that would bring something beneficial and enjoyable to Hunters Point. Ideas being tossed around are a pickleball venue or a ping-pong/pool hall. As you can see from the photo above, the space holds a lot of promise, but would probably need some retrofitting. Any thoughts?
//DESPITE a primary yesterday, politics gets second billing in this post. Mainly because there wasn’t much at stake in LIC other than a State Senate seat which not unexpectedly garnered only 22,000 voters. Some might extrapolate a trend from progressive Kristen Gonzalez’ victory for that seat, once again keep in mind that it’s for the NY State Senate! And it was held on August 23!?! While pockets of Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx do have socialist leanings, keep in mind that Eric Adams won the NYC mayoral election in November, as did Donovan Richards for Queens Borough President. Jerry Nadler and Daniel Goldman’s congressional wins yesterday are further confirmation of the ‘pockets’ thesis, not a surge.
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Anonymous saysAugust 24, 2022 at 10:09 pm
LIC’s politics are the worst.
Mao Z saysAugust 25, 2022 at 1:34 pm
Time to collectivize the bubble teas shops and liquidate the bourgeois doggie day cares. Workers of LIC Unite!
ASensibleMan saysAugust 26, 2022 at 8:56 am
What would be nice is to see a new manufacturer show up.
Anonymous saysAugust 26, 2022 at 1:23 pm
Pickleball courts would be amazing!!!
Anonymous saysAugust 27, 2022 at 7:10 am
Lots of job opportunities would be a concept too
LICLocal saysAugust 27, 2022 at 3:58 pm
Pickleball is such an excellent idea!
I would also enjoy ping pong and pool. Both real community-enhancing spaces
JD saysAugust 30, 2022 at 2:35 pm
pickleball is already at Court 16 nearby
Anonymous saysAugust 27, 2022 at 9:02 pm
Pool/darts/shuffleboard bar with big screens for sports!!
Anonymous saysSeptember 6, 2022 at 3:42 pm
great spot for an aquatic center.