MoMA PS1, the cultural anchor of the ever-more cultural Long Island City, always hosts terrific (or, at a minimum, terrifically interesting) events and exhibitions. But with the museum-wide Expo 1: New York, a festival of possible futures that opened last Sunday and is running through the summer, MoMA PS1 may have outdone itself. In terms of the welcome variety and admirable focus of the curation, as well as the quality, creativity, and surprise-factor of the individual pieces, Expo 1 is a true show-stopper. (more…)
It’s been almost a year and half since Alobar opened its doors on LIC’s Vernon Boulevard, making it one of the pioneers on what has become a nice little restaurant row. As Long Island City TF Cornerstone residents know, although it’s great to have such easy access (via the G train) to the many dining delights of Williamsburg and Greenpoint, sometimes what you really need is a friendly neighborhood spot with some skill and love in the kitchen. And for that, Alobar is perfect.
Join us May 7th from 6-8pm for the TF Cornerstone Neighborhood Happy Hour at Alobar!
This is a great time to get to know your Center Boulevard neighbors and try out some amazing local cuisine. There will be delicious FREE snacks generously supplied by Alobar in addition to discounted Happy Hour cocktails, American Craft Beers, and the best whiskey list in LIC. Try out the High Rise, a specialty cocktail invented just for TFC: a pineapple & vanilla-infused tequila margarita!
If there are two things New Yorkers like it’s finding a good deal (on anything!) and discovering great food. Starting in June, the Long Island City community will have both at LIC Flea & Food. An announcement about that (which follows below) was made recently and we are psyched! Imagine being able to find some vintage records, heirloom jewelry, or inspired works of art all along side some of the most creative delicacies around. We can’t wait!
There are always a hundred or so new and interesting things to do in NYC and every month there’s something new to see. Here are five somewhat random picks from the beautiful Bronx throughout Manhattan and out into Brooklyn – all happening in May: (more…)
One of the best things about living in Long Island City ? Besides, you know, living in Long Island City? Not only is Midtown just a subway stop or two away, but all of the culinary and cultural delights of Brooklyn’s Greenpoint and Williamsburg are similarly situated, right across Newton’s Creek. Hop on the G train, ride for a couple of minutes, and there you are, smack in the heart of two of the most exciting food-and-fun neighborhoods in all of New York City.
The great outdoor market Brooklyn Flea first opened its imaginary doors in 2008, serving up a unique–and, as it turns out, insanely popular–combination of cool vintage items and antiques, local artisans selling their wares, and a carefully-curated selection of first-rate food vendors. The Flea was an instant hit, especially the food booths, which were attracting such long lines that organizers Jonathan Butler and Eric Demby split them into two separate days, and called the whole thing Smorgasburg.
There’s still plenty to eat at the Brooklyn Flea, but if your really want to gorge on an incredible variety of sweet and savory treats–there are nearly 100 different vendors here these days!–Smorgasburg is the way to go. THIS is communal picnicking as its finest, and a special treat for Downtown Manhattan and new LIC residents with that all-too-familiar spring fever. (more…)
True, TF Cornerstone’s Long Island City residences are right on top of the great Gantry Plaza State Park, with its 12 acres of riverside playgrounds, ball courts, gardens, a fun mist fountain, lawns for lounging, and four eminently strollable (and getting-a-suntan-able!) piers. BUT that doesn’t mean an nifty little playroom in your building’s lobby won’t be a total savior on those rainy / horribly humid / cranky-for-no-reason days ahead! Which is why we’re excited to announce TF Corrnerstone’s second collaboration with Citibabes, this time in LIC, and now open exclusively for residents of 4720 Center Blvd. (more…)
For NYC rock climbers, and especially those of you who live in any of TF Cornerstone’s Long Island City residences, this is awesome news indeed: one of the biggest rock wall climbing gyms anywhere in North America is about to open right here in LIC, over on 44th Road.
Called The Cliffs at LIC (they have another Cliffs in Valhalla, up in Westchester) this state-of-the-art facility features a staggering 30,000 square feet of climbing space–including a 60-foot wall!–and can easily accommodate some 500 climbers at the same time. The goal is to open The Cliffs at LIC the weekend of May 4, and they’re already accepting memberships. (more…)
Yes, it is actually snowing right this second as I’m writing this, but still: Spring’s here! Kind of! Last Sunday marked the opening day of Coney Island’s recently rebuilt, redesigned, revitalized amusement parks: Luna Park proper; The Scream Zone, its high-tech, “high-thrills” offshoot; the world famous Cyclone roller coaster; and Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park.
And though the skies were gloomy on this celebration of Coney’s return for the summer, and temperatures never got close to 50, plenty of happy people turned up to check out the rides and games (the Wonder Wheel was free all day!), and, it seemed, scope out how this small but vital stretch of beach and boardwalk survived Sandy. (more…)
This is why we love Long Island City. Because even as the neighborhood grows and changes with all of the new residential buildings by the water, and in the Court Square area there’s still plenty of room here, physically and culturally, for spaces like the Flux Factory. A combination artists’ collective / exhibition and event space, Flux Factory started life in 1994 in Williamsburg, jumped the Masbeth Creek to LIC eight years later, and recently moved into spacious new digs in an 8,000 square foot, three-story converted greeting card factory located two blocks north of Queens Plaza. (more…)