City seeking developer for seven-acre plot near JFK


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Photo via NYCEDC JFK North RFEI

A seven-acre vacant piece of land near John F. Kennedy Airport could be the future home of a new office or industrial complex as the city Economic Development Corporation is seeking investors interested in the site.

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LIC industrial facility with big development potential on sale


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Photo courtesy of Cushman & Wakefield 

A large, under-utilized industrial property in Long Island City that can legally be used for buildings seven times larger than what is currently on the site is being listed for sale, according to global real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield.

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The key could be the key to selling your property


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Photos courtesy of Minas Styponias

BY MINAS STYPONIAS

Providing a trusted real estate agent with keys not only improves your prospects of having your property rented or sold in a more swift manner, but it also provides the real estate agent with an additional tool with which to afford all buyers and renters necessary accessibility.

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What to know about Queens rents in January


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Charts courtesy of MNS Real Estate

Overall most Queens renters didn’t see much of a change in rates from December to January as prices increased just 0.21 percent to $2,103.96. However, select areas experienced more significant changes, revealing important neighborhood trends, according to data from MNS Real Estate’s January Queens Rental Market Report.

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Selling Point: Retail property in Jackson Heights fetches $16.4 million and more sales


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Photos courtesy of Scott Bintner/ PropertyShark

A couple of buildings located on the Jackson Heights commercial strip and an apartment building with nearly 50 units in Flushing highlight this week’s big transactions in the borough, based on city records.

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City collecting proposals for Sunnyside Yards feasibility study


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Photo via NYCEDC Sunnyside Yards Feasibility Study RFP

Mayor Bill de Blasio is moving full steam ahead with his plan to create 11,250 housing units over Sunnyside Yards, although Gov. Andrew Cuomo has voiced opposition to it.

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Old LIC zipper factory sells for $13.5M, will become office and retail mix


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Emmes Asset Management recently bought an old Long Island City zipper factory for $13.5 million, and will begin renovating it to lease as a mixed-use office and ground-floor retail building.

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Construction of roof for US Open progressing as planned over Arthur Ashe Stadium


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Photos and renderings courtesy of USTA

Construction of the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) $100 million retractable roof for Arthur Ashe Stadium, which will eventually eliminate fears of rain delays at US Open tournaments beginning in 2016, is on track despite brutal winter weather.

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