More condos coming to feed Long Island City’s needs


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Rendering courtesy of Modern Spaces

Not long after starting marketing for the newest condo building in Long Island City, real estate brokerage Modern Spaces announced Thursday yet another condo in the hot neighborhood that will begin marketing shortly.

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New ferry system will benefit burgeoning Astoria waterfront


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Map courtesy of Councilman Vincent Gentile

As development heats up on the Astoria waterfront, the area is further poised to become another bustling Queens community with the addition of a ferry dock, which will connect future residents to Manhattan and other parts of the city.

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See it: Luxury LIC condos with near $3M price tags


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos and renderings courtesy of Modern Spaces

Modern Spaces is marketing multiple condos in Long Island City near the $3 million mark. The high luxury listings reflect surging prices in the neighborhood, according to Eric Benaim, CEO and founder of the real estate firm.

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Modern Spaces set to open new Astoria office in October


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Logo courtesy of Modern Spaces  

Real estate firm Modern Spaces, which Eric Benaim launched in Long Island City in 2008, announced Monday that it is opening its sixth location in six years and its second in Astoria in October, hoping to hit a home run with the area as it did with its original neighborhood.

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Q&A: Modern Spaces CEO explains real estate in LIC


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Donna Dotan Photography Inc.

In a question-and-answer session with The Courier, Modern Spaces founder and CEO Eric Benaim explained the current status of real estate in Long Island City and the transformation of the neighborhood.

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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


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

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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