Jimmy Van Bramer announced this morning that he is dropping out of the Queens Borough President’s race citing family reasons according to his twitter feed. In the announcement, he specifically mentioned his duties as a son and brother.[Read more…] about Jimmy Van Bramer Dropping Out of Queens Borough President Race
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“To destroy is easier than to create, and that is why so many people are ready to demonstrate against what they reject. But what would they say if one asked them what they wanted instead?”Ivan Klima – Love and Garbage
A little over a year ago I gave my opinion on the Amazon HQ2 deal struck by the Mayor and Governor. My conclusion was that while the two leaders were not very good poker-players and could have offered less, the overall deal as struck was worth taking a chance on.1 I even-handedly acknowledged that not everyone in LIC would be a winner from the deal, and some of the biggest winners would be those already well-entrenched (and well-heeled). Most importantly, the physical presence of Amazon being located in LIC would be transformational for us and the rest of Western Queens. Heretofore a backwater of NYC, hence the cradle of growth.[Read more…] about Where’s The Plan Jimmy V & Mikey G?*
- No matter what either side says, like any investment you don’t know until later if it will be a good one. [↩]
Amazon has canceled its plans to build HQ2 in Long Island City.
Why? From the press release: [Read more…] about A Horrible Day For Long Island City
I would merely like to mention if I may
That our unanimous attitude
Is one of lasting gratitude
For what our friend has done for us today
And therefore I would simply like to say Thank you very much!
Thank you very much!
That’s the nicest thing that anyone’s ever done for me
I may sound Double-Dutch
But my delight is such
I feel as if a losing war’s been won for me
GIVEN that we’re almost done with 2018 and the S&P 500 is nearly flat this year1, I’m going to keep my Christmas wish list modest, unlike in years past. In fact there’s only one item: renovate the pair of tattered basketball courts in Murray Park.
Repave, reline, replace current backboards with fiberglass ones that jut out another 1-2 feet from the fence to create a baseline that’s not abutting it That’s all, very simple and shoudn’t be expensive.
Currently they are in such a state of disrepair they [Read more…] about 2018 XMAS WISH LIST TO SANTA VAN BRAMER
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LICtalk is having some technical difficulties this week, but rest assured that we have our 40-person programming team in Bangalore working 24/7 to fix it. As a hard-hitting (but non-partisan) news source, we get more than our fair share of hacking attacks from all over the world. Nevertheless we’re still able to spread the word from our secure backup location in Parsipanny, just no pics.
Some big LIC headlines out from The Daily News in the last 48 hours: JVB won’t take developers cash in his run for Queens Borough President, Cuomo would change name of Newtown Creek to Amazon if they choose to locate HQ2 in LIC.
Also comes the story of a dominatrix working out of an LIC hotel who got robbed of her cash and wares. See the video, maybe you know one of these gentlemen? Definitely going to get a lot of clicks given the subject matter.
//TROJAN horse? Crain’s speculates the rationale behind the $180 mil going to LIC is possibly a set-up for a big zoning variance. That would explain the intricate website LIC.NYC the city put together.
//THE ferry stop at Hunters Point South has re-opened
//DANCING With the LIC Stars is tomorrow night at the Plaxall Gallery, buy tickets here.
//FINALLY, the NYC Marathon is this Sunday and Long Island City is blessed with its (omni)presence.
Van Bramer Pledges Not to Take Real Estate Cash in Likely Queens Borough President Run – no dinero por favor
Cuomo Ready to Name LIC Creek the Amazon River for HQ2 – sure, why not
City to Invest $180 Mil in LIC Infrastructure – may presage upzoning
Group of Men Break Into LIC Hotel Room, Rob Dominatrix – they got more than they bargained for, $4k worth
All Aboard Again at Hunters Point South – read why it closed in the first place
Thousands of Queensbridge Residents W/O Heat As Winter Nears – raze…
Chinese Firm Takes 70% Stake in $253 Mil Condo Project – for $67 mil
NYC Marathon Chief Takes Measure of a Long Journey – w/ a stop at Sweetleaf