THERE is nothing more important than proximity when it comes to exercising. Between inertia and the multitude of distractions in the 21st century, convenience is the key to a successful and thriving Rec Center. Thus when it was pointed out to me that ‘Yes indeed, there is a plan to build a Rec Center in the LIC Waterfront Master Plan,’ I couldn’t help but feel tremendously disappointed in looking at where it’s tentatively slated to be.[Read more…] about Rec Center Slated For LIC Waterfront, But…
Plaxall has decided to join the other waterfront land holders in order to create a Master Plan for the 28 contiguous acres of Hunters Point North that it encompasses. LICtalk has been advocating for a Master Plan for this large plot since before Amazon was proposed (and then deposed), and we’ve been advocating for a key component of this plan – a Rec Center – for half a decade. There’s no need to hold workshops on this aspect of the plan, the people have already spoken. In fact I would say any plan ultimately put forward is DOA without the inclusion of a Rec Center. I hope the powers-that-be are listening, I’d hate to see another Amazon-type rejection due to community disapproval, real or not.[Read more…] about Plaxall Joins Waterfront Development Group – All Systems Go For Rec Center?
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
WHAT if Amazon did an about face and bid adieu to locating HQ2 in Long Island City, stating that the rancor over subsidies, additional demands, and outright opposition to gentrification made it untenable. How would that make you feel? [Read more…] about BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR
Since it cost a lot to win
And even more to lose
You and me bound to spend some time
Wondering what to choose
I have read the 32-page Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Amazon and NYC/NYS. I have read most of what others have written on the HQ2 deal and incentives. I am a financial analyst by training. Most importantly, I have lived in Long Island City for ten years and have closely tracked all that goes on here, both economically and non. Despite all these attributes [Read more…] about AMAZON HQ2 IN LONG ISLAND CITY, GOOD DEAL OR NOT?