Long Island City parking lot to be converted into 428-unit residential tower


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Map via Bing Maps

The trend of converting parking facilities into new sites for residential development has reached Alert Garage Corp.’s massive lot in Long Island City.

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Op-ed: Where would we be without our local small businesses?


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BY STATE SEN. JOSEPH P. ADDABBO JR.

It has been said small businesses are the backbone of our communities here in Queens, and I am certainly one to reiterate that sentiment. The small businesses, many of which I frequent myself — convenient stores, delis, restaurants and more — are what keep so many of our borough’s commercial corridors going.

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New mixed-use LIC building at Vernon Boulevard partially revealed


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Construction work has already begun for a new mixed-use building at the corner of 50th Avenue and Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City, but now there’s a slightly clearer picture of what the structure will look like.

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City Council passes Astoria Cove development project


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Rendering courtesy of STUDIO V Architecture

The City Council voted overwhelmingly to approve the Astoria Cove mega development on Tuesday, clearing the way for the major land use project.

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Broker of the Week: Susanna Hof, Terrace Sotheby’s International Realty


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Photo courtesy of Susanna Hof

Veteran broker Susanna Hof has deep roots in Forest Hills, where real estate has been part of her family for generations. Hof recently spoke to Real Estate Editor Liam La Guerre about the residential market in Forest Hills.

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LIC Clock Tower and vacant site sell for $77M


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Photo courtesy of Scott Bintner/PropertyShark

Queens Plaza Park Development LLC bought the tower, which was the former Bank of Manhattan building, and an adjoining vacant site for a combined $77 million, according to property records filed with the city on Saturday.

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Construction progressing on boxy mixed-use building on Jackson Avenue


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre, renderings courtesy of ODA

Not long ago foundation work was completed for a 11-story mixed-use residential and retail building in Long Island City. Now construction work is moving on the ODA-designed project, and the lower levels of the 22-22 Jackson Ave. building are starting to take shape.

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Inside St. John’s Hospital’s transformation into Queens Pointe development


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

After about a year of construction the former St. John’s Hospital in Elmhurst is beginning to look more and more like the new Queens Pointe residential and retail destination it will become.

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


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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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