The area along Long Island City’s waterfront started to really take off as a residential neighborhood just five or so years ago and, really, it hasn’t slowed down since. A nice mixture of spanking new, amenities-laden development, plus plenty of historic industrial character, plus a burgeoning food and nightlife scene, AND plenty of local cultural [...]
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Manhattan and Brooklyn, and the changes going on everywhere around those boroughs (seemingly all the time) take up most of my energy on this blog. But Queens is the city’s largest borough, size-wise, it’s second only to Brooklyn in terms of population, AND there have been at least three mega-scale developments (or possible developments) making [...]
We’ve known for a while that the days are numbered for Long Island City’s fantastic street-art mecca, 5Pointz. Called the “Aerosol Art Center” by current curator Meres One, this massive old warehouse has for some 20 years now been covered in a constantly-changing collection of pieces by the world’s best graffiti artists. And though this [...]
Long Island City rental apartment residents have seen the Clocktower building a million times, one of those geographic landmarks you use almost without thinking when you’re in the Court Square part of the neighborhood. And though the once-mighty Bank Of America headquarters–built in 1927 (the tallest building in Queens!), abandoned in 1980s, overshadowed by the [...]
I was a huge fan of M. Wells, the short-lived, much-mourned Long Island City diner from Chef Hugue Dufour (late of Montreal and the great Au Pied de Cochon) and his partner Sarah Obraitis. The explosive flavors, the insane creativity of the kitchen, the fun, casual vibe… M. Wells was, for the year or so [...]
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