Author Archives: Liam La Guerre

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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Silvercup Studios seeking permit approvals again for delayed expansion


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Renderings courtesy Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners LLP

The stalled Silvercup West development, a planned $1 billion expansion of Silvercup Studios in Long Island City just south of the Queensboro Bridge, is back in the spotlight — for special permit renewals.

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Astoria Cove developers pay $43.5 million for remaining land


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Rendering courtesy of STUDIO V Architecture

Astoria Cove developers recently finalized the sale for the final bits of the land designated for the mega project, although they have yet to win any steps in the project’s land use case.

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Update: Construction on JFK animal handling center to begin in coming months


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Photo courtesy of ARK Development, LLC

Investment firm Racebrook has planned a year time frame to build its animal handling facility at John F. Kennedy Airport, named “The Ark at JFK,” with construction starting within the next few months.

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Queens Library struggling from space constraints, report says


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Photo courtesy of the Queens Library

The Center for an Urban Future released Monday the Re-Envisioning New York’s Branch Libraries report, which said 41 of the library’s 62 branches are under 10,000 square feet and struggling to meet the demands of its increasing membership.

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TF Cornerstone fully leases final LIC waterfront building


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Photo courtesy of TF Cornerstone

TF Cornerstone announced Monday that the 26-story luxury tower 4610 Center Boulevard, known for curving around the iconic Pepsi-Cola sign, filled its 584 units, which range from studios to three-bedroom apartments.

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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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