What are those heavily guarded silos on Vernon Boulevard? I have no idea, but given my disposition I am inclined to conjure something nefarious, but at least it was a nice day when the photo was taken. If anyone out there does know do tell.
Anyway we have a slew of LIC news to serve up before you catch the seaplane to East Hampton. First up was a not-so-nefarious breakfast given by the LIC Partnership featuring a panel that included Amanda Fung, a reporter for Crain’s New York Business and a Hunter’s Point resident, and Sarah Obraitis whose culinary omnipresence needs no introduction. Let’s get to the meat of the article: Obraitis states that the M Wells Steakhouse soon to be re-opened on Crescent Street should actually be called a “meathouse” because in addition to beef they plan on serving other types of meat including rabbit. Disappointed the 48th Avenue Green Market closed, expect it to open again. Amy’s Bread owner tells about her new baking facility soon to open in LIC, says that in tandem with Tom Cat Bakery LIC might someday be known as the flour district. Anyway, there is alot of good LIC business and new openings information in the first article so if that is your thing you should give it a read. Then we have a NY Times article where, once again, Sarah Obraitis’ hubby, and LIC resident, pops up to tell us where he likes to eat away from his own restaurants(hint: it’s one-stop from Vernon Jackson station!) Next up, in the “Think Global, Act Local” category, and I mean really local, we have some activists acting up to Just STOP It …with a cameo by Jimmy Van Bramer who delivers a zinger “More and more people live here.” Then, in the follow-up department, an article that Murdoch would have given top billing, the headline tells the story. Finally, because I do not want to hold you any longer and miss your plane, the last seven articles are well encapsulated by their titles or my quick addendums to those titles. Wow, that makes a total of eleven articles about LIC. 11! That would make Nigel Tufnel proud and keeps me from thinking about the eternal Vernon silo mystery and rainy weather. Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend!
Panelists Assess Long Island City Real Estate Ventures -and new LIC restaurant and bakery openings
Follow A Hungry Chef and See Where it Takes You –featuring LIC’s own M Wells proprietors
LIC Residents Put Up Cardboard Stop Sign on Busy Intersection -47th Avenue protest
Cops Shut Down LIC Brothel –gee, I don’t remember them presenting at any LIC Partnership panels
Where This Illustrator/Designer Finds Flowers In LIC –nice shout out to a local LIC biz
Do You Refer To Manhattan As “The City”? –“yes, I do, the city across from Long Island City, right?
Solo Apartment Hunters Sending Rents For Studios to All-Time Highs –net-net: says you should move to LIC, d’uh!
New Queens Comedy Champ Crowned
Long Island City based start-up, Click and Improve, connects homeowners to reputable contractors
Filming in Queens, Studios Set Stage for Big, Small screen Success –includes story of how SilverCup started up
Mikey from Queens saysMay 25, 2012 at 3:44 pm
Yeah your nefarious instincts were correct. It’s the Queens location for the acid to make bodies “disappear” and it’s only open between midnight and 4am.
St Stephen saysMay 25, 2012 at 4:40 pm
I don’t know what those tanks used to be for, but now they’re back up kegs for the Corner Bistro and LIC Bar.
Ally saysMay 25, 2012 at 8:39 pm
So what was the final resolution on that Stop sign? Something really needs to be done on all of 5th Street.
Anonymous saysMay 26, 2012 at 1:51 pm
Boston Tea Party
Fight For Your Right To Party