Though it is wildly successful now, the story of Shi Restaurant on Center Boulevard in Long Island City exemplifies the humble origins, lengthy struggles, and risk-it-all mentality of many entrepreneurs in this country. Let’s start at the beginning.[Read more…] about How Shih Lee and Shi Restaurant Came to LIC, And Never Left
Omne trium perfectum
A new Chinese restaurant called “Hana Noodle Station” is coming to 10-39 47th Road in Long Island City according to The Court Square Blog. It will be located in the former home of Korean eatery Green Street, which closed last year. Hana Noodle has been operating a stall for the past two years or so out of the DeKalb Market Place in Brooklyn. Eater’s Robert Sietsema had very positive things to say about it’s signature Lanzhou Beef Noodle Soup and Google reviews were mainly favorable. This will be the third Chinese restaurant to open in Hunters Point since the summer, after a lengthy drought of there being zero. Don’t let anyone tell you that bad news come in three’s.Read more
This morning Bisnow held their annual Long Island City/Queens Real Estate Event. No revelations were shared and most of the banter was just such, which this late in the economic cycle is not surprising. So we will use it as a jumping off point in regards to a trend in regards to Long Island City real estate that’s been occurring for a few years but has yet to be publicized.[Read more…] about The Waterfront Premium in Long Island City
A 1.75 acre development site in the middle of Hunters Point has hit the market according to Crain’s. The site currently houses an innocuous two-story windowless warehouse, parking lot and small loading bay that a quick google indicates is owned by Fortress Holding NY,
which I assume is the large private equity firm similarly named an art storage facility (ty avid-reader Shelley). As for what might be coming,
Hey parents, the NYS Parks Department is hosting a new basketball program at the outdoor courts on 48th Avenue this May/June for girls currently in grades 3 – 8. Called ‘Queens Rules’ the basic idea behind this program is to get girls comfortable with going to the outdoor courts and playing pickup basketball, while simultaneously creating a universe of girls comfortable with doing so to help reinforce the impetus to get out there.