OK people, how bad does it have to get that children have to team up with Councilman Van Bramer to remind you to pick up your dog’s poop?
It’s not hard (ok, it’s nasty, but it’s your dog!) and we will be watching you when you purposely leave fido’s doodoo on the sidewalk next time.
In the meantime Van Bramer had a few words to say:
“Most dog owners are not guilty of leaving their pets poop behind,” said Council Member Van Bramer. “With the help of the students, we will get the message out that all dog owners need to be responsible for their mutts mess. Together, we will raise awareness and help keep our community clean.”
Seriously, it’s pathetic that kids need to teach adults proper dog poop etiquette (and yes, we applaud most dog walkers who do clean up- thank you).
This year (and probably every year) there are many families who are not able to afford toys for their children. Many organizations (like Toys for Tots) make it easier for us to donate to them.
In Long Island City there are a few toy drives that you can make some of these donations:
Vernon Wine & Liquor: Donate toys through December 15th
Duane Reade: The pharmacy on 5th St. has a giant box where you easily drop off toys for charity.
LIC Living: A toy drive is taking place at this new LIC design shop through December 13th.
LIC Kids Holiday Party: A neighborhood holiday party for “Toys for Tots” on December 9th.
Have we missed one? Let us know at email@example.com
Even while some Long Island City residents live with no power, gas or heat, we somehow show perseverance and move forward, Halloween style.
Councilman Van Bramer and Senator Gianaris were marching with the children which started at Gantry Park. They all trick-or-treated throughout the businesses on Vernon Blvd. who were handing out candy.
You need more than a hurricane to truly stop LIC.
We’ve just gotten word that the kid’s Halloween In LIC Trick-Or-Treating March is on for tomorrow.
Meet up at Gantry State Park (at Center Blvd) at 4:45pm. However the after parties were still up in the air. We’ll know more by tomorrow.
On another note, for the first time ever the Village Halloween Parade has been postponed until next week.
Get your candies ready because the kids will be dressed up at your doorstep next Wednesday for Halloween in Long Island City!
The trick-or-treating march begins at Gantry Park at 4:45pm (see map below) and ends at Vernon Blvd. on 46th Rd. After that there will be age-appropriate activities throughout Hunters Point.
Cranky’s will host kids ages 0-2
Alewife will host ages 3-4
Manducatis Rustica ages 5 & up
Modern Spaces for all ages (where you can take a pic with a super hero!)
One of the biggest worries from Long Island City parents is that there will not be enough space for their children as they begin to go to school here. An online petition has been started to encourage the NYC Department of Education to do something about it.
This brings us to the question of the day: Is Long Island City ready to school our children?
Feel free to sign the petition here.
Come and celebrate LIC Spot’s launch party at Ten10 Studios this Saturday, May 5th (aka Cinco de Mayo) starting at 5pm! The first two hours will entertain kids with a massive custom-made piñata filled with toys. There will be Virgin Margaritas (made with agave) and plenty of south-of-the-border food, courtesy of Mamma Gianna. Arts and crafts and oh yeah, did we mention the CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN?
Adults will then get a treat of their own after 7pm with DJ Special K and plenty of Not-So-Virgin Margaritas and “antojitos“.
Come celebrate the start of the hottest blog in Long Island City with a “Cinco de Mayo” twist!
It’s that time of the year again in Long Island City when the Easter Bunny makes a visit to all of the little kids (and yes, some giddy parents). The 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place at the Gantry Plaza State Park this Saturday, April 7th between 10am-12pm. There will be age-specific Easter egg hunts, live music, games, prizes, and pictures with the Easter Bunny. All of this, brought to you by Skyline City Church (don’t forget to thank them!).