Destruction of the Rockaway boardwalk more extensive than anyone could have imagined
The Rockaway boardwalk – home to fun, food, and memories – was totally trashed by Hurricane Sandy. In some areas, parts of the boardwalk were ripped off their foundations and strewn about inland. Other parts are simply gone, with only the concrete supports remaining. There are areas that looks “post-apocalyptic.” There are plans to rebuild, but the old debate of concrete-vs-wood is back when it comes to replacement materials. In the meantime, our hearts go out to those people in the area who are just working on making it through each day.
Cranky’s Cafe in LIC is up for sale
UPDATE (11/30/12): We have now learned that this business is no longer on the market.
We learned this week that Cranky’s Cafe, which has gone, through some transformations, most recently serving French Louisiana food, is up for sale – the business, not the property. It seems like it’s on a good corner with plenty of visibility. Who knows what will happen there next food-wise, but we always have high hopes for something awesome.
We love these photos of surfing in the Rockaways
Susannah Ray has put together a beautiful set of photos from the Rockaways from a simpler time – lots of surfing shots, photos of friends hanging out, and enjoying the lazy days of summer. We don’t doubt the surfing will stop, but when one turns around and sees the wreckage of the boardwalk, the reality of the situation comes back into focus. For now, enjoy these images of some of the beautiful memories of this special place.
Serious Eats discovers the egg and cheese sandwich from The Queens Kickshaw
Nice to see the fantastic egg and cheese sandwich at The Queens Kickshaw get some love from the Serious Eats crew. It’s a tiny bit unconventional, small but hugely flavorful, and a favorite here at QNYC. The most distinctive element of the sandwich is the thin, crunchy gruyere cheese layer on the outside of the sandwich, which adds textural and flavor interest. Highly recommended.
No Longer Empty is coming to LIC
Have you heard of No Longer Empty? Here’s what they are all about:
No Longer Empty is the brainchild of Manon Slome, a curator of modern and contemporary art with a focus on work that provokes dialogue. When the 2008 financial meltdown began to manifest in business failures, she sought to address the ensuing feelings of loss and fear in New York City by putting art in the spaces they left.
The latest empty space that will be utilized by No Longer Empty is the clocktower building in Queens Plaza, otherwise known as the Bank of Manhattan, established there in 1924. Their installation How Much Do I Owe You? will run from December 12, 2012 – March 15, 2013. It will handle issues of “personal, societal or cultural ideas of currency, value and exchange.”