Red and white, blue suede shoes, I’m Uncle Sam, how do you do?
Gimme five, I’m still alive, ain’t no luck, I learned to duck.
Check my pulse, it don’t change. Stay seventy-two come shine or rain.
Wave the flag, pop the bag, rock the boat, skin the goat.
Wave that flag, wave it wide and high.
Summertime done, come and gone, my, oh, my
The porta potties and news vans have arrived, now all they need is the raw material to confirm their existence. The LIC Fourth of July festivities kicked off last night in Hunters Point Park with a, …well I wouldn’t quite call it a concert, more like a sound check. They were pre-taping Flo Rida and Robin Thicke for all of two songs and will pass it off to TV viewers as actually occurring on July 4 day. These two singers will probably be in East Hampton or St. Tropez on the 4th, quite a contrast to a not-so-little musical event taking place in Chicago this weekend. Slick production values aside, it was an occasion for those locals who remain in town to get a taste of the limelight and a preview of what’s to come Saturday night.
//Before we leave for the weekend ourselves, just a little pat on the back for our prophetic residential real estate forecast for LIC the last few years in our annual LIC Real E-State of the Unions. Modern Spaces just released their 2nd Quarter LIC Market Report, and it confirms a lot of what we’ve been predicting for the neighborhood: higher rental prices year over year, some sharply, but an expectation of that ending due to excess supply; and a continuing surge in sale prices due to lack of supply. Read’em both, then ask yourselves where they’re getting their real estate insights from – probably the same place as you!
This long awaited Independence Day is here at last. Enjoy the big finale wherever you are, nothin’ left to do but smile, smile, smile!
Modern Spaces Market Report 2Q 2015 – probably a small sampling, but 3-br rents at $6,600+
Security Tight As City Prepares to Celebrate July 4 – “millions” expected at East River
On the Open River – all about the LIC Community Boathouse
Socrates Sculpture Park Goes to the Movies – probably the most offbeat selection of movies in a public park ever known
JLL Closes $154 Million Loan for 58-Story LIC Tower – in Court Square, the lot was purchased for less than $12 million in 2011!