Book Culture LIC: Mozart for Munchkins on Jan. 13

Mozart for Munchkins
Event date: 01/13/2019 – 4:00pm
Event address: 26-09 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101

Come to Book Culture LIC on Sunday, January 13th at 4pm for a special, family-friendly concert experience from Mozart for Munchkins!

Click here to get your tickets!

Mozart for Munchkins creates an interactive and engaging atmosphere in which families can experience and enjoy music! Children of all ages are welcome to roll, crawl, squeal, and dance to their hearts’ content, while parents, grandparents, and caregivers can sit back and unwind. While the setting is informal, the programming remains first rate; from Bach to Bernstein, Beethoven to Barber, Mozart for Munchkins features outstanding works performed by exceptional musicians—an unforgettable experience for the whole family!

Each interactive performance is followed by an “instrument petting zoo” where everyone is welcome to try the instruments and meet the performers!

Seating is available in chairs for the adults and blankets are laid out on the floor for munchkins to crawl, wiggle, and dance around the musicians!

Kids under 12 are free!


Chip NYC opens at 42-15 Crescent Street

Chip NYC has opened at Luna LIC on 42-15 Crescent Street.

It is Chip NYC’s third location, with the other two located at 30-06 34th Street and 22-04 33rd Street in Astoria. The company also plans to open a West Village location at 298 Bleecker Street later this year. The news was first reported by LiCityBlog.1

Here’s more about the eatery from its website:

Born in Astoria, Queens, Chip began as a hobby between two childhood friends as they sought to recreate the simple taste of their childhood. What began as a fun challenge to see who could create the best cookie turned into an obsession until our first bakery opened in July 2017. Since then, we’ve expanded from four flavors to nineteen, opened an additional location in Meatpacking District and have ventured into ice cream with the creation of our Chip Ice Cream store. And at the core of everything we’ve had the same goal which is to bring smiles to people’s faces and bring back some nostalgia.



Demolition complete at 11-52 44th Drive

In December, we saw that a plywood fence had been installed at 11-52 44th Drive. A one-story structure has now been knocked down, as seen in the photo below, to make room for a mixed-use building.

New York YIMBY was the first to spot construction permits back in September, 2017.1 Here’s what they wrote about the site:

Daniel Gazal of 11-52 44th Drive, Inc., has filed applications for an eight-story and 19,014 square-foot building. Within, there will be 1,773 square feet of retail on the first floor, and 14,115 square feet of residential up above, divided amongst 22 units. At an average size of about 630 square feet, rentals seem likely.

11-52 44th Drive

A view of 11-52 44th Drive



Full Reveal: QNS 44 at 11-12 44th Drive

In July, we stopped by at 11-12 44th Drive and observed that the building had topped out.1 When we stopped by last week, we saw that construction crews have peeled back the scaffolding to do a reveal of the facade, as seen in the photo below. QNS44 has residences up to 3 bedrooms and other amenities include a rooftop lounge, heated salt water floor and parking/storage space. Delivery is expected summer 2019.

Here’s more information about the building from its website:

QNS44’s concrete matrix of varisized bronze windows casts a smart façade and dramatic expression of the bustling, multicultural, waterfront enclave of Long Island City. RYBAK Development and BK Developers have partnered to bring the highest definition of comfort and luxury into L.I.C., endowing the building’s modernist design with the amenities, appointments, and finishes of elite city living.

11-12 44th Drive

A view of 11-12 44th Drive

11-12 44th Drive

The rendering for 11-12 44th Drive


Verizon to open at 27-24 Queens Plaza South

A Verizon authorized dealer is set to open at 27-24 Queens Plaza South, former home of the pop-up shop, Made in Queens and MetroPCS. Signage appeared for the space last April advertising the retail space.12

The store hours will be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

27-24 Queens Plaza South

A view of 27-24 Queens Plaza South