Report shows size of LIC homes shrinking, prices rising


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Chart courtesy Modern Spaces

A report by residential brokerage firm Modern Spaces shows that while the average square footage of apartments of new developments are decreasing in the burgeoning neighborhood, the average price per square foot is rising.

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LIC Summit to highlight booming western Queens neighborhood


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Photo: Peter Aaron/Esto. Courtesy of Museum of Moving Image

The various traits that contribute to the boom of Long Island City will be the talk of a day-long conference dedicated to the western Queens neighborhood.

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Real estate panel discusses booming Long Island City


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

The Long Island City real estate community gathered for a morning discussion of the area’s market at a special breakfast on Thursday, April 25. Local real estate entrepreneurs met and shared their ideas over bagels and coffee. At a panel discussion moderated by realtor David Brause, participants shared views on the booming LIC real estate […]

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Change name of Long Island City to LIC, say officials, business leaders


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File photo

In order to separate from the confusion of being mistaken with Long Island, officials and business leaders are looking to change the name of Long Island City to the “hip” abbreviation “LIC.” After meeting with travel agents from around the world to introduce them to New York, Rob MacKay of the Queens Tourism Council, frequently […]

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Three-bedrooms in demand as more families come to LIC


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy TF Cornerstone

Strollers are becoming a more familiar sight along the Long Island City waterfront. But they are not the only sign that more families are moving to the area. Increased demand for three-bedroom apartments, especially in the new residential buildings along the LIC waterfront, also reflects the changing demographic. “We are definitely seeing more people looking […]

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Rents, development grow along Long Island City’s waterfront


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47-20 center blvdw

Watch out Williamsburg— Long Island City is quickly becoming the in-demand waterfront neighborhood. More renters are coming to the western Queens area for the short commute to midtown Manhattan — and for Long Island City’s growing amenities. The number of rental buildings is also rapidly developing in the neighborhood. Leading the way is TF Cornerstone, […]

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Hear That? It’s the Queens housing boom


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com


With economies around the world foundering, the Queens housing market appears to be floating just fine. According to data from the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), Queens had the most home sales of any borough in the first quarter of this year with 2,919 – representing a 13 percent increase from last year. […]

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End of an era in North Korea: Kim Jong Il dies after nearly two decades in power


| jlane@queenscourier.com

Graphic by Jay Lane

End of an era in North Korea: Kim Jong Il dies after nearly two decades in power North Korea’s Communist leader Kim Jong Il, whose nearly two-decade reign of power was marked by nuclear threats against his neighbors and a stifling of freedoms for his own people, has died. North Korean television announced Sunday night that […]

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The Industry Arrives in Long Island City


| smosco@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of Modern Spaces

The expansion of LIC continues. On October 19, Eric Benaim and Ted Kokkoris of Modern Spaces hosted at a premier party to announce that the real estate firm is now marketing The Industry – a condo developed by Silvercup Studios. Guests packed the space at 21-45 44th Drive and were treated to music by DJ […]

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New condo, The Industry, opens in Long Island City


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The expansion of LIC continues. On October 19, Eric Benaim and Ted Kokkoris of Modern Spaces hosted at a premier party to announce that the real estate firm is now marketing The Industry – a condo developed by Silvercup Studios. Guests packed the space at 21-45 44th Drive and were treated to music by DJ […]

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‘Rising Stars’ honored next week


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It is time for the stars to shine again in 2010. The Queens Courier is recognizing the 40 young professionals below who exemplify outstanding leadership skills, not only in their chosen fields, but also in their community, at the second annual “Rising Stars” Awards and networking event, to be held at Queens Theatre in the […]

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