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!


Work tops out for Academy of American Studies at 28-04 41st Avenue

Work has topped out at Academy of American Studies located at 28-04 41st Avenue. Facade work is next for the four-story school, which has been built in the former parking lot of Newcomers High School. We last visited the site in August when foundation work had started.1

The project is slated to complete in September, 2021. A rendering on site can be viewed below.

Here are more details about the project from QNS:2

The Academy of American Studies currently shares space with Newcomers High School, located across the street. The new building will be located at 28-04 41st Avenue in what is currently the parking lot of Newcomers. The new four-story building will house 969 students and include a visual art room, music room, science labs and a medical suite, according to the Department of Education.

28-04 41st Avenue

Rendering for 28-04 41st Avenue

28-04 41st Avenue

A view of 28-04 41st Avenue


Sidewalk sheds installed at 45-24 Pearson Street, 45-25 Davis Street

Construction crews have installed sidewalk sheds at adjacent lots 45-24 Pearson Street and 45-25 Davis Street. Both buildings are set to be demolished to make room for a 20-story residential building.12

Here are more details on the project from New York YIMBY:3

When fully complete, the structure will comprise 145,000 square feet of both residential and ground floor retail space. Above the commercial component, residential area includes 158 apartment units plus associated amenities. These include bicycle parking, a communal lounge, a children’s playroom, a fitness center, a game room, and a 10th level roof terrace.

45-25 Davis Street

A view of 45-25 Davis Street

45-24 Pearson Street

A view of 45-24 Pearson Street