THE New York Times published an article in the real estate section this Sunday about city folk moving to the suburbs in light of coronavirus. That’s pretty standard fare and unlike the pandemic itself a story like this comes as zero surprise, as do the basic anecdotes and rationales of those fleeing. Nevertheless it spurred me to write down my predictions for what effect the virus will have on Long Island City real estate, a subject I’ve been mulling over since the shutdown began.[Read more…] about What Does The Coronavirus Mean For LIC Real Estate?
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Just in time for the holidays comes a heartwarming story from a small paper upstate. It tells of a mother and daughter who leave painted rocks, some with inspirational messages, others with holiday and seasonal themes, in the neighborhoods up there.
And here in Long Island City! In fact, our town seems to be the major ‘recipient’ of these rocks as well as the origin, as the website linked to them is called LICrocks.com[Read more…] about The Painted Rocks Of Long Island City
MEMORIAL Day weekend is here, and it’s going to be a beauty in Long Island City. Now I know what you’re thinking: ‘A 3-day weekend, the perfect occasion to catch-up and re-read all the posts on LICtalk, delve into the issues, leave lengthy comments on the site including links to white papers you’ve written about certain ideas mentioned here, and debate them with both neighbors and strangers at all the local bars and breweries to the point where the bouncer feels the need to separate
Thinkin’ of a master plan
‘Cuz ain’t nuthin’ but sweat inside my hand
So I dig into my pocket, all my money is spent
So I dig deeper but still comin’ up with lint
NYC officials have been holding talks with property owners and leaders in Long Island City about joining forces and coming up with a master plan for the northern portion of the LIC Waterfront according to Politico via The Real Deal. This acreage includes the two lots that were part of the Amazon deal as well as the 5-acre plot just north coined ‘Lake Vernon.’[Read more…] about City Looking At Master Plan For LIC’s Waterfront Post-Amazon
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