Where does Long Island City end and Astoria begin? There is no easy answer to this conundrum, and possibly even no answer whatsoever as the shifting sands of politics, real estate, and tribal pride make it a moving target. Even tangible markers overlap: Astoria Seafood is on 37th Avenue while Long Island City High School is several blocks north on Broadway.
While non-local press take liberties and call a specific location by whatever fits their headline, we prefer to just be territorially expansive and use Broadway as the outer boundary.
Thus we were thrilled to read a very favorable review last week by Pete Wells in The New York Times about a restaurant located right on that border, and will claim it as one of LIC’s own. Even if the Grey Lady declared it’s being in Astoria.
At Lokanta, Sheep’s Head Soup and Other Turkish Delights – located right on the border of LIC/Astoria
It’s the Heart Of the NFL Off-Season, and Anthony Lynn is Making the Most of It – Sports Illustrated follows Anthony Lynn into Africa on a mission that originated in LIC “School begins at 10 a.m. each day, Reddy says, because the lions feed from 6 to 9 a.m.”
How Warm-Up at PS1 Became NYC’s Best Summer Festival – “Led by a committee of music industry influencers with one of the best barometers in pop music, the summer-long series has a reputation for recognizing exceptional talent long before other festival promoters do”
16 Votes Separate Katz and Caban In Race for Queens DA – while you were away for the 4th, #1 and #2 switched places
Developer That Knocked Down 5Pointz Wants to Patch Up Relationship With Artists – it’s been 5 years since the end of 5Pointz
Renderings Released For Former Shannon Pot Location – 20 units of luxury adjacent to the elevated 7 train
Hunters Point Library Appears Ready For Long Awaited Opening – why do I think the Chinese restaurant below will open before this?
Owner of Flushing Chinese Restaurant to Open Vernon Boulevard Location – “Chairman Sun” Szechuan restaurant …and bar, coming in a month
Cyclist Crash Crisis Is Clear In These Queens Neighborhoods – another cyclist killed in Queens
Two Men Shot Outside of Queens Bridge Last Week – meanwhile up in QueensBridge