Buildings Department authorized nearly 4,900 Queens units in 2014: report


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

The Department of Buildings authorized about 4,900 units in 448 buildings in Queens last year, a jump of 64 percent from 2013 when the department approved 3,161 units, according to a New York Building Congress analysis released Thursday.

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Willets Point auto shop owners settle suit with city, moving to Bronx: report


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After years of fighting, a group of Willets Point auto shop owners has reportedly settled its lawsuit with the city and developers planning to redevelop the industrial land adjacent to Citi Field known as the “Iron Triangle.”

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Plans for tallest Queens building move forward as MTA sells development rights


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The MTA board voted Wednesday to transfer unused development rights from a Queens site it owns for $56 million to a firm that plans to construct the largest building in the borough, according to published reports.

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Queens home buying seminar for veterans set for York College


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Owning a home is a central part of the American Dream, and some veterans turned real estate agents are planning a free home buyer seminar at York College to help those who protect that dream afford homes of their own.

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Ridgewood apartment building sells for $21 million


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A Ridgewood apartment building recently sold for $21 million, which is more than double its last sale price in just three years, indicating the opportunity that real estate investors see in the neighborhood.

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Early plans indicate a large residential tower is coming to Ridgewood


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Rendering courtesy of AB Capstone

The owner of properties on Myrtle and St. Nicholas avenues in the heart of Ridgewood is planning to construct a 17-story residential rental tower with 130 apartments, according to a source close to the project.

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