Q&A: Modern Spaces VP explains Long Island City commercial market


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Photo courtesy of Evan Daniel

“The city needs to figure out some sort of incentive to developers, whatever it may be, for somebody to build new offices. If [Long Island City] had these offices it will keep people here and it’ll give people incentive to stay here or come here, which will help the overall market.”

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Modern Spaces set to open new Astoria office in October


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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


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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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Long Island City ‘suffering from the side effects of its very success’


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

It has been on the minds of Long Island City leaders for a while, and during the second annual LIC Summit on Tuesday it was brought to light during the first panel entitled “City within the City.”

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New Astoria rental building The Grove to open and start leasing this fall


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Photo courtesy of Modern Spaces

Developer Tsilo Group is hoping to open and begin leasing in its new 62-unit Astoria rental building called The Grove this fall, according to representatives of Modern Spaces, which was chosen to exclusively handle marketing in the building.

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Five smallest condos in Queens for sale  


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Photos courtesy StreetEasy and Modern Spaces

Condos are becoming more popular in western Queens neighborhoods, such as Long Island City and Astoria, as developers seek to maximize profits in a market with increasing land values and high construction costs.

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More condos coming to feed Long Island City’s needs


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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


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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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