There’s a destination a little up the road
From the habitations and the towns we know
A place we saw the lights turn low
The jig-saw jazz and the get-fresh flow
The three-day weekend brought lighter than usual traffic to Gantry/HPS Park, but the vendors were angling and prepping for the rush, as a pair of ice cream trucks and a kebab cart stationed themselves at the south end. Despite the HPS half being closed for the fireworks, it’s probably a pretty good preview of the circus expected for the 4th. Nevertheless, it got me thinking about holidays and spectacles – and what was my conclusion? Let’s connect a few dots. First of all, there’s no better place to watch the iconic Macy’s Fireworks when they’re on the East River than LIC. And the best place to watch them in LIC is along Center Boulevard and the park that runs alongside it. And the best place to watch the Thanksgiving Day parade is along Central Park West. And Queens as a whole is clearly on the rise and the new ‘it’ place. Thus, my conclusion: Center Boulevard is the new CPW. Or Fifth Avenue, Avenue Foch, Via Veneto, Kensington Palace Gardens…
Model’s Rape Claim Falls Apart After Bogus Pregnancy Charge – yup, just like CPW: met the lensman at a Long Island City lounge in October to discuss her struggling career. The two chatted over champagne about a potential photo shoot and then went back to his condo in a nearby luxury high-rise.
Stretch Out On This Hidden Bench in LIC – here’s where