Construction begins for Luzzo’s at 42-60 Crescent Street

Back in September, we reported that signage appeared for a new pizza restaurant located at The Factory House at 42-60 Crescent Street.1

Earlier in April, a construction permit was approved for “GENERAL CONSTRUCTION, PLUMBING AND FINISHES WORK.”2 Construction paper is covering the walls now and work has started inside, as seen in the photo below.

The eatery will be called “Luzzo’s, La Pizza Napoletana,” which is the same namesake as the restaurant located in the East Village, and will be run by Michele Iuliano.

The new pizza place is not to be confused with the owners of Levante at nearby Jackson Avenue, who are also the owners of Luzzo’s Brooklyn.

42-60 Crescent Street

A look inside 42-60 Crescent Street


Retail space at 46-32 Vernon Boulevard comes to market

A 3,600 square foot commercial space has come to market at 46-32 Vernon Boulevard.1

The space, which is being marketed by RKF, is on the found floor of a four-story building. Initially used as a residential space, the ground floor is now in the process of being converted into a 2,400 square foot ground floor retail space with 1,200 more square feet on the lower level.

“In a massively-dense and under-retailed neighborhood, this is a truly unique opportunity for any business or retailer wanting to join in Long Island City’s vibrant growth,” said RKF Director Eddie Mamiye. “We believe this would be a great fit for a restaurant or gourmet food-purveyor as it would complement and enhance the current retail component and offerings of the growing neighborhood.”

46-32 Vernon Boulevard is approximately .25 miles from Court Square and is four blocks from the 7 train at Vernon-Jackson Avenue.

46-32 Vernon Boulevard

Rendering for 46-32 Vernon Boulevard


MoMA PS1 Spring Open House on Sunday, April 15

Today, Sunday, April 15 is our Spring Open House at MoMA PS1. Get a first look at the season’s new exhibitions in conjunction with a performance festival featuring over 35 local artists.

Enjoy free admission all day and experience performance work that intersects music, art, and nightlife, presented across the Museum in collaboration with artist-run venue Secret Project Robot.

In conjunction with the Spring Open House, VW Sunday Sessions presents a free celebration of New York City’s performance scene in collaboration with Brooklyn-based artist-run venue Secret Project Robot. Marking the culmination of the VW Sunday Sessions season, the Spring Performance Festival features more than 35 artists presenting work that intersects music, art, and nightlife, including BUSHWIG, Bottoms, Bunny Michael, Macy Rodman, Jennifer Vanilla, FLUCT, Raúl de Nieves, Saints of an Unnamed Country, and Frank Hurricane, concluding with a rare concert from experimental Brooklyn band Black Dice.


SculptureCenter Opening Reception: 74 million million million tons

Shadi Habib Allah, George Awde, Carolina Fusilier, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Hiwa K, Nicholas Mangan, Sean Raspet and Nonfood, Susan Schuppli, Daniel R. Small, and Hong-Kai Wang
Opening Reception
Sunday, April 29, 2018, 5-7pm
On view April 30 – July 30, 2018
Operating at the limits of human perception and detectability, the artists in 74 million million million tons create a new visual lexicon by which those at the threshold of politics can emerge: the refugee, the robot, the environment, and others on the outskirts of legality. Directly intervening in the moments before events coalesce into knowledge and narrative, the artists in the exhibition anticipate and account for a variety of human (and non-human) subjectivities by measuring, documenting, and observing instances of that which is not yet widely known or accepted.
74 million million million tons is curated by Ruba Katrib and Lawrence Abu Hamdan.

Daniel R. Small, Animus Mneme (Terasem Teyolia), 2018, video still. Courtesy the artist


Signage appears at 42-76 Hunter Street

Back in 2014, we noticed that an empty lot at 42-76 Hunter Street was on the market for $559,000.1

When we walked by last week, we saw that signage has appeared on site from Morshed Hoque of Wagner & Kelly Inc. “1050 SQFT LOT R7X/M1-5 Zoning in the heart of Long Island City, can be ‘Build to suit,'” according to the online posting.

42-76 Hunter Street

A look inside 42-76 Hunter Street

42-76 Hunter Street

Signage has appeared at 42-76 Hunter Street