Posts Tagged ‘Long Island City’
Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
Read more about this public art project here.
Locost Queue is on view every evening from dusk to midnight through March 13, 2013, located here in Queens, NYC. Take the N/Q/7 subways to Queensboro Plaza and walk east to see the projection from street level – look up! Or take the N/Q trains one more stop to 39 Avenue and you can view the tower from the elevated tracks.
Below are additional shots that did not appear in the original article:
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
A curious thing about the clocktower at Queens Plaza that I’ve never noticed before, not until I was up inside it last night, is that the roman numeral for the number 4 is actual IIII instead of the more common subtractive IV. I can only assume this was a stylistic decision, since their numerals rotate visually from the center (thus V is upside-down for 5). This would have looked awkward, with IV upside-down, given where the supporting bar is how the other numbers were laid out. Of course I’m intrigued by the fact that I hadn’t noticed this for over 7 years, despite being visually curious in general and usually recognizing these things.
Anyhow here’s a spectacular view of the Sunnyside Yard from the tower:
Thursday, December 20th, 2012
Friday, June 22nd, 2012
Shown in the sequence they were taken, each of these places is within a block of the previous location, showing the diversity of hidden private, visible private, and private personal spaces. A weed jungle, a taxi parking lot with asphalt weeds, and a nearby container garden in the backyard of a house submerged way below street level (you can see the fence in the foreground – this shot was taken over another fence, so two fences and a pit protecting this place).
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
A 40,000 sq. ft. plot that is zoned to accommodate a 320,000 sq. ft. of residential development at 41-50 24th Street, which has been an empty dustbowl for as long as I can remember. Well it recently traded hands again (after the previous owner sat on it for 4 years, the owner before that for 5) and its current sell-price values the potential build-out (not including the actual cost of building, just the land) at $90/sq. ft. Yup. $90 for a square foot of that dirt and 8 stories of air rights. You can do the math or click here to read the original article and find out. Seriously, the only way to get rich in NYC is to already be rich, it would seem.
YOU GO GIRL!
Monday, February 27th, 2012
With a focus on art galleries and studios, it’s NYC Gov’s NYC Media series $9.99 exploring Long Island City – there’s also a stop by burger joints, Dutch Kills bar, and other passing sights. Obviously given my explorations there are lots of things they missed, but they did a good job cramming what they did into a 20-odd minute segment (whereas I’ve been exploring for years on end):
[via NYC Media]