Down on Borden Avenue and 21st Street there’s a pedestrian bridge followed by an underpass that was created to go over the LIRR tracks and under the LIE. To put it benignly the resulting corridor is kinda spooky during the day and downright menacing at night, especially the latter portion. Not that I’m aware of anything bad transpiring there, but it’s not a friendly trek for those taking it regularly to get to the Hunters Point subway & LIRR stations from the various businesses on Borden. Most LIC residents are probably not even aware of this backdoor passageway or the surrounding blocks, as they’re in an obscure corner not heavily trafficked, kind of hiding in plain site.[Read more…] about Super Cool Lighting Installation Comes to LIC
A sad memorial was held Saturday afternoon on Borden Avenue at the location where 53-year old bicyclist Robert Spencer was killed Thursday morning. According to the Queens Daily Eagle, many of his family members and friends were in attendance, as were a few local pols and bicycle advocates. While the article below hints at some finger-pointing in terms of responsibility, [Read more…] about Sad Memorial in Long Island City Hopefully Brings Solutions
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A reader has shared the horrible news that a bicyclist was killed in Hunters Point this morning. It apparently occurred around 9am on 2nd Street and Borden Avenue when the rider was hit by a car. Per the photo above it looks like a silver Chrysler sedan remained in the cordoned-off accident site. One witness said [Read more…] about Cyclist Killed Near Center Boulevard in LIC This Morning
A new restaurant called Madame Jade is coming into the former Crabhouse site at 2-03 Borden Avenue in Long Island City. Or maybe it’s a new theme as [Read more…] about MADAME JADE BRINGING ASIAN FUSION TO EX CRABHOUSE IN LIC
There’s a new restaurant in Hunters Point that suddenly appeared out of nowhere. Sort of. Like many a start-up, the Crabhouse LIC on Borden Avenue has pivoted and is now called The Loft LIC. The transformation occurred New Years Eve according to an employee who answered the phone today at the restaurant, he also shared that the ownership remains the same: Skinny of Skinny’s Cantina etc. For those unfamiliar with the history, the Crabhouse was only revamped and re-opened in July 2016 after closing down in early 2015 after 3+ decades when the original owner passed away.
Though there is no new website, a reader described the cuisine/menu [Read more…] about CRABHOUSE LIC MOLTS & IS NOW ‘THE LOFT’ W/ A LATIN MENU