I have recently been alerted that the local website Tenant King is now available to all residents of Long Island City. Previously, it had taken a page from Facebook’s early years and been exclusive to the large, fancy, new buildings in the neighborhood. According to one of the founders, who lives in LIC, the previous hindrance was a logistical issue which their 2.0 version has rectified. So now all the schlubs living in high-ceilinged walk-ups and $2 million townhouses can sign up as well.
While we’re on the topic of Tenant King, lately I have been directing everyone that emails me about local events to their Events-Calendar. I still want to receive the information, but unfortunately I am unable to make mention of everything. Tenant King’s forum is more comprehensive and better equipped to do so. Think of it as a community bulletin board. Whereas LICtalk, as you know, is a brilliant compendium of long form journalism on the most important topic: Long Island City.
//Having said the above, sometimes I feel compelled to make mention of a happening that I simply must attend, and would be remiss in not informing y’all of:
Rockaway will be hosting KimChi Smoke’s pop up eatery upstairs at the brewery. KimChi Smoke’s pitmaster Rob Cho will be serving delectable “Southern” Korean BBQ. All draft beers at Rockaway Brewing Co will be $5 per pint, along with a selection of specialty beers and tasting flights.
New Housing Might Mess Up the No. 7 Line – oh, I didn’t know that was a consideration
Queens Democrats Battle Over Queensboro Bridge Toll – a nasty political fight, but at least it’s non-partisan
Russian Cafe Chain Inks Lease at Falchi Building – blinis and stoli for breakfast
Greek Taxi Mogul Tries to Set Queens Record w/ $5.4 Mil Apartment Listing – OLD STORY ALERT: looks like the reporter got duped as this baby’s been sitting on the market for a year, and was listed last month w/ a $4-handle. In April of 2014 we questioned if it would receive even $5 mil.