CODA wins MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program competition
We recently learned that CODA – who is also known as Caroline O’Donnell, Assistant Professor of Architecture at Cornell in Ithaca, NY – is the winner of MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program competition. She has created a project called Party Wall and incorporates environmental issues such as sustainability and recycling. It will be installed in MoMA PS1′s outdoor courtyard and will be an “urban landscape” during Warm Up, the annual outdoor summer music series. Pedro Gadanho, Curator in MoMA’s Department of Architecture and Design, says it was selected because of its “clever identification and use of locally available resources—the waste products of skateboard-making—to make an impactful and poetic architectural statement within MoMA PS1′s courtyard.”
Pint Night at 5 Napkin Burger
The 5 Napkin Burger folks let us know about their Pint Night series. On Thursdays, starting tonight until March 7, between 7 and 11pm, enjoy a pint of beer for $5. Different breweries and one of their brews will be featured each week, including Singlecut tonight! Amber Ale, yum.
The Hunters Point CSA – lots of interest and potentially coming to LIC
The Hunters Point CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is in the works and may very well arrive in the Hunters Point section of LIC by next spring or summer. About 30 people are interested in organic/non-GMO produce, and they are currently working with Just Food to connect with a farmer. Exciting stuff!
Astor Room on Gilt City
The Astor Room in Astoria is a catch on Gilt City right now – the offer is dinner and wine for two for $63. There will be a special Gilt City menu, from which diners will enjoy two starters, two entrees, and one dessert to share, all with a house-selected bottle of wine (red or white). And even if you don’t participate in this offer, the Astor Room is a great place drop in for a delicious cocktail before or after a trip to the Museum of the Moving Image.
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall gave her last State of the Borough speech
On Tuesday night, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall stood up in front of hundreds of people at Queens College and gave her final State of the Borough speech. She will not run for a fourth term, as she is subject to term limits this year. She talked about her accomplishments (revitalization of many parks, libraries and neighborhoods in Queens, as well as development and rezoning in areas like Jamaica and LIC) and projects she wants to implement toward the end of her service (create a tech zone on the Queens side of the East River, spend $2 million on mobile science labs for the 30 Queens schools that do not have them).