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Cuomo to Bezos “Furiously” Trying to Bring Back Amazon

It’s a dog’s life

So, I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell: ‘I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not gonna take this anymore!’

I was really close to running a post entitled “Slim Pickings in Long Island City Post-Amazon” when news filtered out about a last gasp at bringing back Amazon.  Yesterday came the report from QNS.com about Josh Bowen the founder of JB Smokehouse personally trekking out to Seattle to try to get Amazon to reconsider, an effort I viewed in the manner of Don Quixote.  BUT, the media loves a good story and it slowly trickled out of LIC.  THEN, The New York Times reported late today that Mario Cuomo has also been begging appealing to Amazon to reconsider,  including garnering a phone conversation with Pontiff Bezos.  PLUS a letter signed by multiple NYC cognoscenti, including the pontiff of NYC, David Solomon – and many other recognizable cardinals with pull, will be published in tomorrow’s Times,  ALL of which lead to the headline above, and what effectively counts as LICtalk’s first ever double-issue. WHOA, that’s serious, time for all of us to go to the window…

Cuomo Speaks With Bezos, Furiously Trying to Win Back Amazon yes, Bezos!

NY Leaders Urge Amazon to ReconsiderNY Times letter

QueensBridge Grapples with Amazon HQ2 Fallout – yo Mike n Jimmy “Aramark, a food and retail service provider, was looking to hire 300-500 workers on the spot for Citi Field in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, at pay rates of $15.25 to $16.70 an hour, and hired a couple dozen workers from the nearby Astoria Houses, according to Urban Upbound workers.”

—————– Part II aka ‘Slim Pickings’ ————————–

What’s next for Anable Basin?  Oh wait, that was last week’s topic, and possibly next week’s too.  Or maybe we can discuss apartment prices pre/post/past Amazon?  I am truly curious to what extent buyers in the middle go through with their impulsive purchases.  Continue reading

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10TH ANNUAL PS78Q SPRING FAIR THIS SATURDAY ON CENTER BLVD

The sacred Carnival grounds

The sacred Carnival grounds

RIDES, games, food and entertainment, the tradition continues as the 10th Annual PS78Q Spring Fair comes to Center Boulevard this Saturday from 11am – 3pm.  No need to schlep your 6-year old 100-200 miles to Great Adventure or Hershey Park, all these things are brought to you, plus you get to support a good cause: your kid’s welfare (via the PS78Q PTA).  We’ll throw in the carnies for free. Continue reading

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RIVERVIEW RESTAURANT CLOSES, AMERICAN BRASSERIE WILL OPEN

Soon to be an American Brasserie

Soon to be an American Brasserie

Updated: Confirmed! See interview w/ owners below

WE have heard a rumor that the Riverview Restaurant has closed for good and will be replaced by Continue reading

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MASSIVE DRUG RAID ON CENTER BLVD IN LONG ISLAND CITY -UPDATE

Various news outlets are reporting that there is a massive drug raid going on this morning at a tower on Center Boulevard.  Federal agents, some wearing hazmat suits, Continue reading

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HUNTERS POINT LIBRARY TOPS OUT AND GETS LOVE FROM NYT

All the world's indeed a stage, as they look into our gilded cage

All the world’s indeed a stage, as they look into our gilded cage

Isn’t she lovely
Isn’t she wonderful
Isn’t she precious
Less than one minute old

Well Stevie, it’s going to take another year, but the Hunters Point Library has topped out and it looks nothing short of fantastic!  No less an authority than The New York Times states that “…no one will overlook it” in a just-published in-depth article about the library.

The article delves into the long-ago origin of the building, familiar to many older residents of LIC, and shares the latest with a walk-through the author took earlier this week.  Read it and be up-to-date on what Dennis Walcott accurately describes as “the pride of the borough of Queens.”  Now that it’s almost arrived, there is no doubt that it’s existence will be truly monumental for Long Island City.

//Eckstein Development is offering two months of free rent Continue reading

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