WE have a saying here in the LICtalk newsroom: if you don’t have a scoop there’s always real estate. So let’s talk, and as the verb ‘talk’ implies we don’t really have anything intuitive to share, or maybe we do?[Read more…] about LIC Real Estate: Glass Half Full Or Half Empty?
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ANOTHER high profile storefront in Long Island City will be shutting its doors come the end of March. Something Sweet located at 49-10 Vernon Boulevard in Hunters Point opened five years ago during the summer of Sweet-16 (my how time flies). In addition to standard ice cream fare, they offered unusual flavors such as black sesame, green tea, and taro, as well as Thai ice cream rolls and bubble tea.[Read more…] about ‘Something Sweet’ Ice Cream On Vernon Boulevard Closing
It’s been almost two months since we gave our predictions for real estate in Long Island City in the shadow of Coronavirus, what’s transpired so far? Well inspiring me to do an update so quickly, was an article late last week in The New York Times highlighting the number of new apartments available in LIC. Less inspiring have been the multiplicity of articles saying prices are going down/haven’t really gone down much/dire predictions for the future of NYC real estate/minimal sales & leases signed since the shutdown, blah blah blah – all of which contained spotty data and little of value.
The NYT article had facts, and best of all they were specific to LIC. Oh, and Greenpoint too. And the combination of available units and soon-to-be available units in both locales ain’t good – unless you’re a prospective buyer![Read more…] about Long Island City Real Estate: The Latest
The Pepsi sign in Long Island City has spawned a corporate sidekick as JetBlue has had it’s trademarked calligraphy affixed to the structure along the waterfront. According to The Wall Street Journal the illuminated blue sign will stay there until October 1 and is part of a promotion whereby JetBlue is starting to serve Pepsi products aboard its flights.[Read more…] about Pepsi’s JetBlue Sign & More on Condos & Library in Long Island City
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POLITICS – for quite some time the lights on the Empire State Building have gone dark to honor the victims in various mass shootings. Whether it be Pittsburgh or Parkland, Orlando or Vegas, San Bernardino or Charleston, the frequency of the shootings in recent years has programmed me to automatically make the link between seeing the darkened tower and whatever city the tragedy occurs. Monday night was the exception, when the owners decided to “rebroadcast” their “Gun Violence Awareness Day” orange lighting from just this past June, in sympathy with El Paso and Dayton. Hopefully it’s not the only exception made in regards to this issue.[Read more…] about Let’s Get Political Long Island City