IN doing the reconnaissance for my last post, I couldn’t help but notice all the changes happening on Jackson Avenue. By changes I mean new retail establishments, and by retail establishments I mean food. Does anything else matter?[Read more…] about What’s Happenin’ On Jackson!?!
There’s actually some local news to report, but before I share it an update on two local spots still open for business.[Read more…] about Hey LIC, We Got News For You
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
Opening a restaurant in NYC is a tough business, and the road to profitably is even tougher these days. Maybe that’s why there was a paucity of notable restaurant openings and announcements in LIC in 2016. In addition, there are a number of prominent restaurant spaces that remain vacant, most notably the city-facing corner location in the Hunters Point Commons building on Center Boulevard, the “Prime Retail Space” at the corner of 1 Vernon Jackson , and The Bread Box on 11th Street. Thus this year we have decided to include any establishment that allows imbibing on premises in our round-up, because who needs food?
RECENTLY OPENED [Read more…] about LONG ISLAND CITY 2017 RESTAURANT ROUND-UP