Areas in New York City are always changing.
Within a year of moving to West 92nd street, a PetCo opened on my corner. My dog was thrilled, but also still scratched on the door of what used to be the small pet store which was now a frame shop.
Just walking around New York City, I notice how many new skyscraper have been built in the last two years. I’m going to have to relearn the skyline soon!
Back in I think 2004 I looked at an apartment in Long Island City, Queens. Great view. But I didn’t feel enough was happening. (No Duane Reade? How would I survive?) I went back in 2009 to take some headshots and I noticed some cute restaurants and coffee shops and wondered how much that apartment with the great view was going for then.
So I recently received a press release about the Seventh Annual Taste of LIC being held Tuesday, June 5th at Gantry State Park.
More than 50 restaurants and 100 restaurants are coming together to show off what the area has to offer. It’s also in support of The Chocolate Factory Theater.
I had not heard of this theater, and no it doesn’t make chocolate. It has dance, music and multi-media performances, but sounds rather unique. Click on the above link for more information, but the some of the work showcased is summed up as “multi-disciplinary collaboration combining movement, music, video and text to devise a means of storytelling that is immediate, collage-like, highly visual, and dependent on new technologies.”
Click here for a list and links of restaurants participating in Taste of LIC.
If you use the subway, Take the 7 to Queensboro Plaza. You know this is basically the area behind that famous Pepsi Cola neon sign.
So I looked at that apartment in 2004. If this is the seventh annual event, that means it started one year after I was browsing around.
Which also brings in another part of the event. According to the press release, Taste of LIC is co-sponsored by TF Cornerstone, a real estate development firm that is developing residential and mixed use community along Long Island City waterfront.
LIC has views of Manhattan. I wonder if there will ever be a day when someone in Manhattan has the better view?