LIC apartment to set Queens record for most expensive: report


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of PropertyShark/Jenny Chao

A Long Island City penthouse with a view of the Manhattan skyline is said to be ready to break a record for the most expensive apartment sold in Queens, according to a published report.

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CB 5 to examine proposed expansion of Glendale yeshiva


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Christopher Bride/Property Shark

Glendale residents can speak out at next week’s Community Board 5 meeting regarding plans to build additional dormitories and classroom space at the neighborhood’s Yeshiva Godolah Seminary (YGS).

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Astoria lumberyard site on sale for possible residential, commercial development


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Image via Google Maps

The development site located at 69-15 Astoria Blvd. is currently on the market and is considered a “versatile property” available for potential residential or commercial development, according to GFI Realty Services Inc., which has been named the exclusive sales agent for the property.

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Target to take over Forest Hills Barnes & Noble site


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

The Target Corporation has signed a 15-year, 20,795-square-foot lease at 70-00 Austin St. in Forest Hills at the site currently home to a Barnes & Noble which community members have fought to keep open.

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New program to restore rent-regulated apartments to buildings in western Queens


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Images courtesy of state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman's office

A group of state and city officials are getting together to crack down on landlords throughout the five boroughs — including a handful in western Queens — they say could be breaking the law.

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Kaufman Arts District’s first luxury condominium hits market


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Image courtesy of Modern Spaces

A luxury condominium — the first of its kind in the newly designated Kaufman Arts District —has hit the market and seen instant success in just one week.

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Ridgewood to get 17-story mixed-use building on St. Nicholas Avenue


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Rendering courtesy of AB Capstone

The mixed retail and residential building will encompass the footprint of the sites at 54-27 Myrtle Ave. and 336 and 350 St. Nicholas Ave. At 17 stories, it will dwarf the surrounding buildings.

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The Cigar Factory in LIC sells for $31.1M


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Modern Spaces

After receiving large interest from investors near and far, one historic Long Island City building recently sold in an all-cash transaction for over $30 million, according to realty company Modern Spaces.

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