From the Daily News:
"When people decide they want to move to Long Island City, they're looking for restaurants," [Brian] Adams said. "They're looking to see what's here."
For Manhattan dwellers Kate Grady, 29, and her boyfriend Albert Haber, 29, the tasting event was a bit of an eye-opener.
"This has sort of validated that there are restaurants and places to eat," said Grady, who is now considering moving to the area. "I probably wouldn't have come to Long Island City if there hadn't been an event like this."
That's funny, most people I know look at crime, schools, supermarkets and transportation when choosing a neighborhood. But to each his own.