The Shannon Pot 2 opens at 10-50 44th Drive

The Shannon Pot 2 opened recently at its new location at 10-50 44th Drive.

It has been a circuitous path for the pub, which has been open at two other locations.

The Shannon Pot closed at 21-59 44th Drive in 2018 after a four year run at that location.1 Prior to that, it had been located at 45-06 Davis Street until 2013. 2

10-50 44th Drive

The Shannon Pot 2 has opened at 10-50 44th Drive


MoMA PS1: Hórama Rama opening Jun 28–Sep 2

Young Architects Program 2019: Pedro & Juana
Jun 28–Sep 2

Hórama Rama by Pedro & Juana (Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo & Mecky Reuss) has been named the winner of The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s 20th annual Young Architects Program. Opening in June 2019, this year’s architectural installation is an immersive junglescape set within a large-scale cyclorama that sits atop MoMA PS1’s courtyard walls. Selected from among five finalists, Hórama Rama will be on view through the summer, serving as a temporary built environment for MoMA PS1’s pioneering outdoor music series Warm Up.

For 20 years, the Young Architects Program at The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 has offered emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging each year’s winners to develop creative designs for a temporary and sustainable outdoor installation that provides shade, seating, and water. The architects must also work within environmentally sensitive guidelines.


Book Culture LIC: Jason Allen on The East End, Monday May 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Book Culture LIC: Jason Allen on The East End
05/20/2019 – 6:30pm
26-09 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

Join us at Book Culture LIC on Monday, May 20th at 6:30pm with author Jason Allen for the launch of The East End.

A tragic accident threatens to unravel two families in this gripping novel of suspense and culture clash set in the Hamptons.

Corey Halpern, a local high schooler with a troubled home life, is desperate to leave the Hamptons and start anew somewhere else. His last summer before college, he settles for the escapism he finds in sneaking into neighboring mansions. One night just before Memorial Day weekend, he breaks in to the wrong home at the wrong time: the Sheffield estate, where he and his mother, Gina, work. Under the cover of darkness, Leo Sheffield–a billionaire CEO, patriarch and the owner of the vast lakeside manor–arrives unexpectedly with a companion. After a shocking poolside accident, everything depends on Leo burying the truth before his family and friends arrive for the holiday weekend. Unfortunately for him, Corey saw what happened, as did other eyes in the shadows. Secrecy, obsession and desperation dictate each character’s path in this spectacular debut. In a race against time, each critical moment holds life in the balance as Corey, Gina and Leo approach a common breaking point. With an ending as explosive as the Memorial Day fireworks on the island, The East End welcomes a bright new voice in fiction.


Moge Tee to have Grand Opening at 42-38 Crescent on Saturday

Moge Tee will be having its Grand Opening at 42-38 Crescent Street on Saturday, co-owner Lisa Zhao said in an email to The Court Square Blog.

Customers who come on the opening day will receive a customer loyalty punch card.

“With the stamp card,” Zhao said, “customers can get their first 10 drinks 20 percent off.”

Moge Tee had its soft opening on Tuesday.1

Here’s more about Moge Tee from their website:

MÖGE TEE is committed to delivering the finest Bubble Tea in America, using only natural and fresh ingredients to deliver new and fashionable drinks that are extremely rich in flavor for our customers! Our exclusive formula allows our drinks to contain ZERO trans fats and maximize health benefits. We insist on using only the finest quality teas and fresh cheese imported from Australia! This allows for the fragrance to be fresh and more natural, matching with imported authentic Uji matcha.

Moge Tee

Moge Tee is opening Saturday


Star Tower at 27-17 42nd Road comes to market

The last time we checked in at 27-17 42nd Road (a/k/a 28-02 42nd Road) was in April, 2018, when we noted that facade work had just completed.1 The apartment building, which has been in the works since 2007, has finally come to market.2

Check out their website to see the latest availabilities, which include one and two bedroom units. Currently, one bedrooms start around $800,000 while two bedrooms start at $1.4 million.

The features listed on the website include a fully attended lobby, media room, fitness center, rooftop lounge, sun terrace, private garden, playground, automatic car parking system, and a 421-a abatement.

Here’s more about the project from the website:

Rising 26 stories with panoramic skyline views, Star Tower is Long Island City’s new luxury condo tower. Star Tower provides a wealth of the finest building-wide amenities across both the entire penthouse and the entire second floor for a truly luxurious condo lifestyle. Spectacular views of Manhattan, unmatched convenient location and a 15 year tax abatement make this condo offering special. This sleek, contemporary, 21st Century tower has elements that hark back to Long Island City’s industrial roots. The canopy on the entrance and the bays made of stone and metal were inspired by the old loading bays of an earlier day.

27-17 42nd Road

A view of 27-17 42nd Road

28-02 42nd Road

Rendering for 28-02 42nd Road