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


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

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


| 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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Glassy 77-unit Astoria condominium revealed, construction to begin next year


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Rendering courtesy of New York Lions Group

Plans for construction on a luxury Astoria condo building blocks away from the waterfront will begin shortly as demolition of the old properties on the site is nearing completion.

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Queens Museum, Parks Dept. ask communities to redesign Flushing Meadows


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Cristabelle Tumola

The Queens Museum and the Parks Department are asking members of communities around Flushing Meadows Corona Park to come up with ideas and solutions to make the green space more accessible to local communities.

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Historic 124-year-old Woodhaven Wyckoff Building sells for nearly $3M


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of  Nicholas Strini/ PropertyShark

The historic 124-year-old Wyckoff Building on 95th Avenue and 93rd Street known for its Queen Anne architecture was sold for $2,801,188, according to city records filed Wednesday.

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Report: Long Island City, Astoria rental prices fall, borough prices jump slightly


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Charts courtesy of MNS Real Estate 

Prices are cooling off in the hot Long Island City rental market as values for studios, one and two-bedroom apartments have dropped considerably since May, according to the September Queens Rental Market Report by MNS Real Estate.

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Award-winning Forest Hills Gardens Tudor home sells for $2M


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Photos courtesy of Terrace Sotheby’s International Realty

The residence at 60 Greenway North, a house that was awarded first prize in architectural design from the Queens Chamber of Commerce in 1928, sold for $2,060,000.

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Report shows size of LIC homes shrinking, prices rising


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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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