Signage appears at Liv@ Murray Park South, 11-30 45th Road

The last time we stopped by 11-30 45th Road in March, crews had just taken down scaffolding to reveal the outside facade of the building.1 Since then, signage has appeared at the site, encouraging interested parties to check out its website on Modern Spaces. The rendering says that the project will deliver in summer of 2017, and we see no reason to think otherwise.

Permits approved for the site on July 13 call for a six floor building with 24 units and 22,326 square feet of residential space (FAR – 2.98).2

11-30 45th Road

Signage has appeared at 11-30 45th Road

11-30 45th Road

A view of 11-30 45th Road

11-30 45th Road

Rendering for 11-30 45th Road


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The Secret Theatre announces ‘You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown’

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
May 3rd – May 8th limited run 8 Shows only!
3,4,5,6,7,8 @ 7pm Matinees 6 & 7 @ 3pm

Charles Schulz’s treasured comic comes to life in the classic musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Following our sold out run of A Charlie Brown Christmas, Secret Theatre Musicals is delighted to bring another fantastic show from the Peanuts canon to the Secret Theatre!

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN (Revised) is a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic, based on the beloved comic strip by Charles Schultz. Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, and Snoopy in this charming revue of vignettes and songs. Two new songs, “Beethoven Day” and “My New Philosophy,” have been added to the twelve wonderful numbers of the original version, which include “My Blanket and Me,” “The Baseball Game,” “Little Known Facts,” “Suppertime,” and “Happiness.”

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown is Directed and Choreographed by Michelle O’Bryan, Musical Director is Garret Healey, Produced by Stephanie Wilson and Executive Producer is Richard Mazda, Production Stage Manager Krystal Wilson and Raushaun.

Our standout cast includes Scott Duell as Charlie Brown, Matt Weinstein as Linus, Brian Edward Levario as Snoopy, Aaron Wilson as Schroeder, Christina Carlucci as Lucy, Jennifer Wingerter * as Sally, Ashley Blasland as Frieda, Chris Price as Pig Pen, Ali Valentine as Violet & Jesse Lynn Harte – Patty.

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown is presented as an approved Actor’s Equity Assoc. Showcase * Appears courtesy of AEA.

Performances May 3,4,5,6,7 & 8 @ 7pm, Matinees 6 &7 @ 3pm

TICKETS
Adults $18 –advanced, $20 @door, Children $11 advanced (under 13)/$12.50 @door
FAMILY of 4 $55 Advanced/ @Door $70 (must include 1 child)

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Court Square Civic Association begins petition to save “The Lot” from development

Hello friends and neighbors,

We are reaching out to you because we need your help and signatures regarding the continued diminishment and depletion of open and public green space in our neighborhood.

11,000+ residential units, over a million square feet of office space, and around 1,800 hotel rooms that are under construction or proposed for the neighborhood.

What is not being planned is public open space, which is increasingly rare and/or grossly underutilized by design.

In Court Square, it’s alarming to learn that one of the neighborhood’s most central, albeit private, open spaces, The Lot (located at 43-12 Hunter St), has been formally slated for development by its owner Rockrose Development.

We are calling upon our elected officials to help rectify a problem that is spiraling out of control. With all attention placed on the waterfront, communities east of 11th Street have gotten worse with almost no public open space and less and less light and fresh air as every square foot is going vertical.

Please sign our petition to call on our elected officials, to take a good look at what’s possible in The Lot — and other open space opportunities — and work with Rockrose to actualize its potential in partnership with community groups for their tenants, our families, and neighbors.

Thank you,
Court Square Civic Association

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SculptureCenter: Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception April 30

Spring 2017 Exhibitions
Opening Reception
Sunday, April 30, 2017, 5-7pm

SculptureCenter is pleased to present three solo exhibitions by Sam Anderson, Teresa Burga, and Charlotte Prodger, on view May 1 – July 31, 2017. This is the first solo exhibition in a U.S. museum for each artist.

Join us for the Opening Reception on Sunday, April 30, 2017 5-7pm.

Sam Anderson: The Park
A series of newly commissioned sculptures, including a sound piece and video work for SculptureCenter’s lower level galleries that isolates and abstracts the idea of community.

Teresa Burga: Mano Mal Dibujada
Historical and recent works including Burgas’s Prismas sculptures from the 1960s and a new series of sculptures are presented for the first time in their entirety.

Charlotte Prodger: Subtotal
Using narration, sound, and moving image, Prodger weaves tales that imbed time and place through her subjectivity. This exhibition marks the U.S. premier of Prodger’s video work, BRIDGIT (2016) and includes new site-specific sculpture and works on paper.

Event Details
Event date: April 30, 2017
Event time: 5-7pm
Event location: SculptureCenter 44-19 Purves Street, Long Island City, NY 11101

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Charlotte Prodger, Still image from BRIDGIT, 2016. Single-channel HD video. 32 minutes. Courtesy the artist, Hollybush Gardens, London and Koppe Astner, Glasgow

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Foundation work begins at 28-07 Jackson Avenue

Back in November, we noted that a rendering appeared at Tishman Speyer’s project located at 28-07 Jackson Avenue.1 When we stopped by last week, we saw that excavation has mostly completed and construction crews are installing rebar, as seen in the photo below. Permits were approved on Oct. 21, calling for 1,450,331 square feet of commercial space with a FAR of 11.98.

Here is more from New York YIMBY, who was the first to spot permits back in June.2

It will consist of two towers, named One and Three Gotham Center. There will also be 250 parking spots, spread between the first two floors and a mezzanine level sandwiched in between them. Parking isn’t required in Long Island City, but zoning rules for the area around Queens Plaza cap the maximum amount of non-residential parking at 250 spaces.

28-07 Jackson Avenue

A look inside 28-07 Jackson Avenue

28-07 Jackson Avenue

Rendering for 28-07 Jackson Avenue


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