NO one knows Long Island City better than LICtalk. NO ONE! Unlike politicians, journalistic interlopers, and other carpet-baggers, we eat, breathe, and actually live on the streets of this town. Therefore we’ll share a local issue that has heretofore been missed. While every talking head discusses the worry about overcrowding on the 7-train (legit but obvious), there’s a much smaller yet more immediate bottleneck that will require a solution: access into and out of [Read more…] about THE VERNON JACKSON CHOKE POINT
And if you say to me tomorrow,
Oh what fun it all would be
Then what’s to stop us, pretty baby,
But what is and what should never be
Given all the empty storefronts, anyone walking along Vernon Boulevard might wonder how Long Island City is the fastest growing city in the nation. Of course excessive retail vacancies abound through many stretches of Manhattan as well, and “retailing” as a concept is under siege nationwide due to Amazon.
One of the problems lies with the entrepreneurs who start these businesses. [Read more…] about WHAT’S WRONG WITH RETAIL IN LONG ISLAND CITY?
The Star Chamber of Long Island City has passed down through their disciples that the LIC Halloween Parade on Vernon Boulevard will occur on Sunday, October 28 this year. You know the drill: kids wear costumes and get candy from the local merchants. In addition, [Read more…] about HALLOWEEN PARADE AND FALL FESTIVAL WILL BE ON OCTOBER 28
Excellent question sir and one that’s been eating at me all summer. Originally scheduled to open by early May according to owner Nick Giovanniello, the storefront has sat undisturbed since. Recently though, [Read more…] about WHAT’S UP WITH ‘THE SANDWICH KING’ IN LONG ISLAND CITY?
Go out and find a girl
Come-on come-on and dance all night
Despite the heat it’ll be alright
3 1/2 years ago LICtalk proposed razing Queensbridge. Not because it was a blight on Long Island City – its presence has minimal impact, but instead as a pragmatic solution to the endemic problems of, well …the projects. It took awhile, but now others are making similar arguments, most notably in [Read more…] about “KNOCK DOWN THE PROJECTS AND BRING IN THE CRANES”