Wind in the willow’s playin’ “Tea For Two”
The sky was yellow, and the sun was blue
Strangers stoppin’ strangers just to shake their hand
Everybody’s playing in the heart of gold band, heart of gold band
COVID, shmovid, omicron, omacaroon, the world wide web is crackling over the news that sweetgreen is coming to Long Island City. More specifically to 25-35 44th Drive on the corner of Jackson Avenue at the base of a big TF Cornerstone tower.
While the salad crowd is going wild over elote bowls, shroomami, heirloom jalapenos and humanely slaughtered chicken, the imminent arrival of this $3 bil+ market-cap mega-chain to our shores was a foregone conclusion given the growth promises made last month to prospective investors in it’s newly IPO’d stock. Next stop Sheboygan.
Yet while we’re on the topic of big news in 2021, I reviewed all the stories of this year to find what I would deem ‘the biggest.’ In my opinion it was the ‘return to normal’ embodied by this year’s Macy’s Fireworks celebration on the East River.
Remember that? Huge crowds gathered along the LIC waterfront, strangers stopping strangers just to shake their hand, hugging too, and even though Cold was Playing everyone was wearing shorts! Yeah, those were the days, and in the blink of an eye we’ll be back there. Hang in there Long Island City, Happy New Year!