As we’ve turned the page and begin the months-long adjustment to writing 202
23, what’s new in the neighborhood?
Sadly, we start with the news that legendary photographer Tony Vaccaro is no longer with us here in Long Island City, having passed away in late December shortly after celebrating his 100th birthday. But his pictures still adorn the walls of Manducati’s Rustica on Vernon Boulevard. So pop by for an espresso and a cannoli to check them out.
Also in the ‘not really new’ category is that KNR Auto Repairs is NOT moving from their current location at 49-03 5th Street. The building was slated to be sold, the deal was called off, make of it what you will in regards to reading economic tea leaves, but KNR is staying put.
Ample Hills Creamery on 50th Avenue has closed. They just opened here in September, corporate ran out of money, make of it what you will in regards to reading economic tea leaves, but there will be no more ‘Corn To Run’ for the foreseeable future.
Ok, ok, but what’s really new LICtalk? Well, Ros Niyom Thai restaurant at 10-91 Jackson Ave is now open for business. Also Cucala Dance Company has opened a studio over by LaGuardia College and offers classes for all ages. You put your right hand in…
Tony Vaccaro, 100, Dies; Photographed War From A Soldier’s Perspective – that ‘War’ was WWII
Cucala Dance Company – salsa anyone?
Ample Hills Creamery On The Brink Of Going Out of Business – just as they came to LIC
LIC Residents Raise Environmental Concerns With Proposed Ferry Landing Relocation – may every side state their opinion