As the lengthy travails of Josh Bowen and Nick Giovanniello demonstrate, there’s nothing more frustrating than being 99% of the way there but needing final sign-off to open your restaurant in Long Island City. Nothing that is, but trying to open a library in Long Island City. This month we have heard a pair of contrasting anecdotes [Read more…] about Will The Hunters Point Library Open This Summer?
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Despite the delays and cost overruns at the Hunters Point Library, I personally like it. I know that not everyone in the neighborhood shares my sentiment, some thinking it an overpriced folly and others questioning the need for any new libraries in the 21st century. But grand projects that may come across as impractical or wasteful at onset, can sometimes transcend their original purpose, as well as transform a neighborhood if the conceptualization of it is on target. Though we won’t really know for another year about the final outcome, I’m optimistic that the decision to build it will be proven correct.
Yet underlying the creation of the Hunters Point Library, is a dirty little secret: [Read more…] about THE DIRTY LITTLE SECRET OF HUNTERS POINT
THE large retail space in Hunters Point South Crossing has been rented by a “local daycare operator” according to a notice sent to residents of the building today. The notice projects completion in [Read more…] about DAYCARE OPERATOR COMING INTO BIG HPS CROSSING SPACE
WHAT a day in LIC. It started early this morning at the Queensboro Correctional Facility where a guard who worked there ran down the street firing shots at her ex-boyfriend before turning the gun on herself. Due to bullets splaying all over the place and the eventual dramatic suicide, the story was widely reported on by NYC media within hours of its occurring.
More interesting to local readers, is a) the existence of this prison, and b) its location. The latter can best [Read more…] about FATAL SHOOTING AND LIBRARY DELAYS IN LIC
The nearly completed Hunters Point Library along the waterfront in Long Island City will be re-christened in honor of Queens most famous native son. The Queens Library has announced that the new building will be given the name ‘Trump Library’ when it is finished later this year, and that barring any unforeseen circumstances the president will be in attendance for the grand opening and naming ceremony in September.
When asked about the honor last night at a press conference, Trump responded that he was very gratified [Read more…] about HUNTERS POINT LIBRARY TO BE NAMED AFTER TRUMP