Garbage piling up at a city-used building in Queens Plaza brings an armada of rats to the block according to a report on NBC4 New York. No surprise there. As for what to do about them,[Read more…] about Garbage in Queens Plaza Building Brings Rats Per Neighbors
SO, The New York Times released a hatchet job on Mayor de Blasio and his supposed tinkering on behalf of the Water’s Edge restaurant. While I’m not overly interested in the he said/she said of it all, I did enjoy the follow-up article that delved into greater detail about the restaurant’s history, dating back to 1980. Equally intriguing from a historical culinary standpoint was the link to the NYT restaurant review by Bryan Miller in 1992, which like all the paper’s restaurant reviews back then were categorized under ‘Arts.’
As most readers already know, what does interest me in regards to the Water’s Edge, is the future of it. Today’s NYT ode to the Water’s Edge reiterates in equally vague terms as I did last month that the “agency [EDC] will soon select the developer.” Hopefully there will be no meddling from above and the one they select will be based on the objective criteria that best suits Long Island City.
//RESTAURANT news is aplenty, or maybe not as seen in the stories below. Pulling one nugget, [Read more…] about ODE TO WATER’S EDGE AND WHAT LIES AHEAD?
Recently, an old friend who grew up in Queens, shared with me her main recollection of coming to Long Island City back in her youth. It centered around subway rides to Queens Plaza to shop at a crowded flea market called QP’s Market Place, in order to purchase the 80’s teenage equivalent of Snapchat: black concert t-shirts.
Hmm, I thought, given the retailing magnet that this place was for someone living all the way on the other side of Queens, and the nostalgia people of a certain era have for physical locations that sold highly discounted and possibly semi-illicit merchandise, maybe the venue deserved a short profile?
Instead, a quick google turned up a historical treasure trove about the site that the market was located on. And previous chroniclers have already performed extensive spadework and risked limbs for cool photos. So to entice you to read their fantastic posts on it, I’ll share some interesting tidbits.
First though, to put things in perspective, the area we’re talking about is [Read more…] about QP’s MARKETPLACE, CUE THE MEMORIES OF 80’S LIC
GEE it’s December and I just realized that I forgot to compile the annual LICtalk Real E-State of The Union for 2016! Unfortunately given the publishing schedule, centerfolds and whatnot, it’s too late to produce this voluminous analytical tome which is closely followed by all the local RE honchos. Plus, who wants to read forecasts of something that’s already occurred?
Nevertheless, there was a transaction reported yesterday, which kind of sums up the trend of our previous E-States from 2014 & 2015. [Read more…] about CLOCK TOWER BUILDING DEVELOPMENT SOLD, CONFIRMS TREND
The new condo building on 5th Street across from Cannelle Patisserie has just made it’s units available for purchase through Modern Spaces, according to the real estate website Curbed. Called ‘The Monarch,’ it contains 1-3 bedroom apartments starting at $700,000. A look at the building’s website indicates a 1,027 square foot 2-br unit for sale at $1.1 million. From street level, the building appears sort of bland, but it does have three very important attributes: location, location, location.
//The Daily News has uncovered three heretofore unheralded eating establishments on/near Queens Plaza. [Read more…] about 21 NEW CONDOS GO ON SALE IN HUNTERS POINT