Signage appears for Dussan Eye Care at 10-16 50th Avenue

Signage has appeared for Dussan Eye Care at 10-16 50th Avenue.

Crews recently put up construction paper, and work has started on the interior, as seen below. The Department of Buildings approved a construction permit permit in late October.1

It takes over for SugarCube, Dessert and Coffee Shop, which closed in August.

This story was first reported by LIC Talk.2

10-16 50th Avenue

A view of 10-16 50th Avenue


Fitness studio F45 Training coming to 22-18 Jackson Avenue

Fitness studio F45 Training is coming to 22-18 Jackson Avenue.

Signage appeared recently for the new amenity, as seen in the photo below.

F45 Training is a company that started in Australia, and focuses on the ‘three key factors’ of motivation, innovation, and results. It combines various fitness philosophies, including High-Intensity Internal Training (HIIT), Circuit Training, and Functional Training.

Unlimited monthly foundation memberships are available for the first 50 members who sign up.

Here’s more information about F45 Training from their website:

F45 is specifically designed to provide a functional full-body workout while improving energy levels, metabolic rate, strength, and endurance. The team mentality at F45 Training helps members transform their lifestyle physically and mentally while encouraging community growth and a no-ego attitude. F45 is one of the most time-efficient ways of training. We aim to burn up to 750 calories per 45-minute session.

22-18 Jackson Avenue

A view of 22-18 Jackson Avenue


Pop-up ‘Daily Spoon’ to open at 25-34 Jackson Avenue

Pop-up restaurant ‘Daily Spoon’ will be opening at 25-34 Jackson Avenue.

The restaurant will serve modern Asian food, said owner Tristan Chin-Fatt to The Court Square Blog.

Chin-Fatt and partner Deon Whiskey are also the owners and founders of Destination Dumplings, a modern take on dumplings, which has been featured in popups at Governor’s Ball, Smorgasburg (Williamsburg, World Trade Center and Prospect Park), and CitiField, among other locations.

Both have cooked in Japanese, New American, Mexican, Italian and French styles.

“The influence of flavors is drawn from many cultures and countries, our style is a representation of not only our own mixed heritage but the city which we grew up in and both still live today,” Chin-Fatt said.

Daily Spoon is aiming to open in the next month. It takes over for Subway, which closed earlier in the year.1

Here’s more about Destination Dumplings from its website:

The founders of Destination Dumplings are self-described as “Two Kids From Queens”. Both born in 1984 in the dumpling capital of the borough… Flushing. They have been long-time friends and both married wives who were also best friends. ​ Currently Chef Tristan Chin-Fatt and Deon Whiskey have used their unique and different talents to help grow Destination Dumplings into an exciting pop-up in every corner of their beloved city.

25-34 Jackson Avenue

A view of 25-34 Jackson Avenue

25-34 Jackson Avenue

A look inside 25-34 Jackson Avenue


Beverly Glenn-Copeland at MoMA PS1 on Dec. 8

Beverly Glenn-Copeland First US Concert at MoMA PS1
Sunday, December 8 3PM-6PM
22-25 Jackson Avenue

MoMA PS1 is hosting Musician Beverly Glenn-Copeland this weekend for his first-ever concert in the United States.

Glenn-Copeland is a septuagenarian Black trans man who departed the US for Canada in the early 1960s and has not returned since. His unique musical style is an idiosyncratic mix of ambient electronica, jazz, classical, and psychedelic folk, featured on two renowned self-released albums-an eponymous record from 1970 and Keyboard Fantasies, a cassette released in 1986.

Click here for more information and to buy your tickets.


Sister Love Pop Up Shop at Aloft LIC on Dec. 7

Sister Love Pop Up Shop at Aloft LIC!
Saturday, December 7 6PM-10PM
Aloft Long Island City
27-45 Jackson Avenue

This Saturday, Aloft Long Island City is hosting the first ever Sister Love holiday pop up shop where a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Join them to raise a glass with Mary J. Blige & Simone I, Smith from 6PM-10PM!