Life In Motion
Wondering where to eat well in Long Island City?
The New York Times Dining Out section recently featured Long Island City eateries and here’s what they had to say about LIC Market, the hip dining establishment directly across the street from The Industry:
“ALEX SCHINDLER sports a beard and a tattoo, cooks with local ingredients and wears ironic 1970s T-shirts. And yet Mr. Schindler’s restaurant, LIC Market, is not to be found in the East Village or in the hip reaches of Brooklyn. Instead, it is the loveliest new restaurant in Long Island City, Queens. “
“The restaurant that wins the wish-it-was-in-my-neighborhood award: LIC Market, with its whitewashed room, understated but friendly servers and equally understated, high-quality food.
Mr. Schindler’s cooking is like dinner at home in an aspirational universe: black beans and basmati rice ($5) are fragrant and perfectly cooked; the skirt steak judiciously garnished with arugula, tomatoes and shavings of grana padano ($15); the red bliss potato salad ($5) is a platonic blend of creamy and sharp flavors.
Sautéed escarole ($5) has just the right crunch and bitterness to go up against an over-the-top cheeseburger with spicy mayonnaise, and, possibly, a thick slice of foie gras ($10; $21 with foie gras). Foie gras also appears in the evening, softly scrambled with eggs and crunchy toast ($15). A variation, chicken-liver hash ($9), is part of an deliciously soporific weekend brunch.”
The Industry LIC, Long Island City’s luxury condominium residence from the developers of Silvercup Studios, hosted an exhibition of Long Island City’s most promising emerging artists last night. The Industry Art Show, curated by Jeffrey Leder Gallery, held an opening reception on Tuesday, May 17th from 5 – 8 p.m.; the event served as a highlight of the week-long celebration of art that is the inaugural LIC Arts Open.
The Industry Art Show is part of the first annual LIC Arts Open, a week-long celebration of art that runs from May 14th – May 22nd and is designed to showcase Long Island City’s thriving art scene, home of MoMa’s PS1 contemporary art center, The Noguchi Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park, and the greatest concentration of art in New York City outside of Manhattan. The exciting week of events, all of which are open to the public, and many of them at no charge include: gallery shows, music & dance performances, food events, tours and workshops.
The Industry Art Show will run until June 23rd. Admission to The Industry Art Show is FREE and the exhibit is open from 10 AM – 6 PM, 7 days a week during that period. The Industry LIC is easily accessible by the E, M, 7 and G subway lines.