Mothership Meat Company opens at 27-20 40th Avenue

The Mothership has finally landed.

The second iteration of the John Brown Smokehouse BBQ family opened on Thursday, April 11 at 27-20 40th Avenue. As you might expect from a smokehouse, the menu features BBQ, classic sides and adult beverages.

Its hours will be Thursday to Sunday, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.


Drink Me, Taste Me – An Exhibition of Curious Things opening reception 4/13

Drink Me, Taste Me – An Exhibition of Curious Things
Exhibition on View: April 11 – May 12
Opening Reception: April 13, 7-10pm
Curated by Norma Homberg

A fine art exhibition where the artwork will also serve as the stage for the full-length musical production of “Painted Alice”, a satirical adaptation of Lewis Caroll’s “Alice In Wonderland” that takes place in an art gallery. Alice, a painter who has lost all inspiration after getting her first commission, distances herself from her partner and falls through her blank canvas into a visual art inspired wonderland where she is forced to answer the question: “Does domestic bliss equal artistic death?”

This exhibition features artwork based on the traditional novel of Alice falling into a rabbit hole with peculiar anthropomorphic creatures, as well as the production of “Painted Alice,” where life, art and many curious things collide.



Partial stop work order issued at 41-14 27th Street

We last stopped by 41-14 27th Street in February when pipe scaffolding had been erected on site.1 We stopped by last week, we saw that a partial stop work order exists on site, as seen in the photo below. The work order is related to grouting work. Signage calls for a winter 2020 delivery.

More details were unearthed by New York YIMBY:2

The development would hold 30 apartments spread across 22,710 square feet of residential space, plus 2,080 square feet of ground floor retail. Typical apartments would weigh in at 750 square feet, and each of the upper floors would have four apartments, except for the top floor, which would only have two units.

41-14 27th Street

A partial stop work order was issued in March

41-14 27th Street

A view of 41-14 27th Street

41-14 27th Street

A rendering for 41-14 27th Street


Q&A with Lisa Pantaleo from Barre3 at 44-16 23rd Street

As we reported last week, Barre3 located at 44-16 23rd Street is having their grand opening today, April 11.1 Recently, we sat down with owner Lisa Pantaleo about what Barre3 will bring to Court Square. Here’s what she had to say:

Q. Tell us about Barre3.

A. Barre3 is a full-body mindful workout that delivers remarkable results from the inside out. You’ll be guided through sustained holds, muscle-burning micro movements, and heart-pumping cardio bursts. The Barre3 signature approach will leave you feeling balanced in body and empowered from within.

Q. What is the philosophy behind Barre3?

A. We aim to teach people to be balanced in body and empowered from within.

Q. Why did you pick Court Square?

A. My husband Luke and I always loved Long Island City. When we started the journey of opening our Barre3 studio we knew it would be the perfect location. Court Square was our neighborhood of choice because we loved the up and coming energy and the great industrial style buildings that we knew would give the studio so much wonderful history and character.

Q. What is your class schedule?

A. Here is our schedule:


  • Monday – 6:00am, 7:15am
  • Tuesday – 7:15am, *8:30am, *9:45am
  • Wednesday – 6:00am, 7:15am, 8:30am
  • Thursday – 7:15am, *8:30am, *9:45am
  • Friday – 6:00am, 7:15am
  • Saturday – 8:30am, 9:45am, 11:00am
  • Sunday – 8:30am, 9:45am, 11:00am


  • Monday – 6:30pm, 7:45pm
  • Tuesday – 6:30pm, 7:45pm
  • Wednesday – 6:30pm, 7:45pm
  • Thursday – 6:30pm, 7:45pm
  • Friday – 5:15pm, 6:30pm

*Play lounge is available Tuesday and Thursday mornings during our 8:30am and 9:45am classes (no age minimum).

Q. Do you have any promotions to start?

A. We’re offering a Grand Opening Month Complimentary class and a limited number of Founding Memberships priced at $139/month.

Q. How do we find out more about Barre3?

A.  Check out our website. We can also be found on Instagram, Facebook and by email. Or call us at 718-707-9436.


A look inside Barre3


Foundation work underway at 21-59 44th Drive

The last time we checked in at the former home of Shannon Pot at 21-57 44th Drive a/k/a 21-59 44th Drive, crews had just started construction. When we stopped by last week, we saw that excavation is complete, and the project is now moved on to foundation work, as seen in the photo below.1 Delivery is set for summer 2020.

According to DOB Permits, a mixed-use building will rise featuring 14,883 square feet of residential space and 2,672 square feet of commercial space at an FAR of 4.00. There will be 20 apartment units in the seven story building.2

21-59 44th Drive

A view of 21-59 44th Drive

21-59 44th Drive

Rendering for 21-59 44th Drive