El Malecon

El Malecon

Wish, I was back on the bayou
Rollin’ with some Cajun Queen
Wishin’ I were a fast freight train
Just a chooglin’ on down to New Orleans

IT wasn’t the wind and rain that made Hurricane Sandy so destructive to LIC and NYC, but the unusual surge of the coastal waters, which in our case meant the East River. In a small redux, we got a taste of that yesterday around 11am in Gantry Park per the photo above.  Unlike Sandy, this flooding occurred when the moon phase was not full, which traditionally causes higher tides.  Not to be alarmist, but you may want to get the rafts ready, or at least the skim boards.

//NEW music school opening in Long Island City. According to, Sage Music will be opening in the same building and on the same floor as the shuttered LIC Academy of Music.  This is welcome news as the latter seemingly provided a much needed service for the community, ex one gaping problem.  See the whole roster of offerings at the Sage Music website below, classes begin this month.

//JIMMY Van Bramer comes out against Sunnyside Yards Project – in a wide-ranging interview, JVB states “I could never and will never support megatowers and a mini-city being built on Sunnyside Yard,” casts doubt on any expansive rezoning of the adjacent portion of LIC, derides the BQX, and thinks “the city should build a pedestrian bridge between Hunter’s Point and Manhattan.”  Read it all below.

Renowned Music Instruction and Rehearsal Facility Set to Reopen in LICsound the trumpets

Sage Music websiterosin the bow

JVB on LICbuild that bridge!

New Indian Restaurant Serves Up It’s Unapologetic Cuisine in LICAdda on Thomson Ave

CB2 Returns After Summer Break, Tackles Hard Issuesif you really want to know

Anatomy of A Warehouse to Office Conversion in LICat 43-10 23rd Street

Does the Cost of Living in New York Spell The End of Its Artistic Life?LIC in 2023?

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