Long Island City

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Flux Factory in Long Island City, one of our favorite art collectives, sent us this announcement about their upcoming show. If you want to visit fluxers in their home/work space, and see how the arty set lives, you might want to check this out.

Flux Factory presents iSpy, a participatory conceptual game show that brings together live streaming video, consenting audiences, and unsuspecting participants for a rollicking good time through the misuse of surveillance.

Come ready to team up and win subversive challenges involving live aerial surveillance, piñatas, World of Warcraft, and many more surprises. Each night, two featured players carry networked cameras in public space, beaming video back to the Flux gallery-turned-game show studio where they coordinate with the rest of their team to score more points. The team with the highest score wins a rare and special prize…

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Image Source: NY Waterway

We thought maybe it was time to try out NY Waterway’s East River Ferry.

The double-decker catamaran seats 140 people, and on most days, there is plenty of room on board AND in the $5 all-day 160 car parking lot. What’s that you say? Parking in Long Island City?

The Hunter’s Point terminal is located south of 54th Avenue on 2nd Street, with boats departing every 20 minutes during peak time to Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Dumbo, Wall Street and 34th Street.

The ferry costs $4 each way for adults. You can bring your bike for $1. You can ride the ferry back to Queens too.