Plaxall has decided to join the other waterfront land holders in order to create a Master Plan for the 28 contiguous acres of Hunters Point North that it encompasses. LICtalk has been advocating for a Master Plan for this large plot since before Amazon was proposed (and then deposed), and we’ve been advocating for a key component of this plan – a Rec Center – for half a decade. There’s no need to hold workshops on this aspect of the plan, the people have already spoken. In fact I would say any plan ultimately put forward is DOA without the inclusion of a Rec Center. I hope the powers-that-be are listening, I’d hate to see another Amazon-type rejection due to community disapproval, real or not.
As for the other key recommendation for the Master Plan, a pedestrian and bike bridge to Cornell Technion:
Lump Silver Cup, Brause Realty, Tishman-Speyer, and any other major real estate owner south of the Bridge in with that group. C’mon developers get on board!
Oh yeah, there’s going to be a workshop at Hunters Point Middle School on December 16 at 6pm.
//Happy Birthday PLAYDAY – PlayDay on 51st Ave is two years old this week. Owned by an LIC resident and parent, the LIC location offers great creative programming such as Painting, Sculpture, Architectural Design, Origami, and much more to children of all ages. Plus there is flexible scheduling and easy online booking.
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Man In Mercedes Dies In Fiery Crash in LIC – yesterday near Queensboro Bridge
Amazon Leases New Manhattan Office Space, A Year After It Pulls Out of HQ2 – 335k Sq ft & 1500 employees, none in LIC
Amazon Nears Deal For Delivery Hub in Maspeth – oh great, we get a delivery hub …in Maspeth!