LIC Partnership offers a snapshot of Long Island City’s growth now and for the future


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Photos courtesy of Jessica Frankl

In front of hundreds of real estate industry members at the LIC Partnership’s ninth annual real estate breakfast on Wednesday, experts agreed that it’s a good time for the area as it blooms into one of New York’s most desirable neighborhoods, and that real estate activity is set to multiply.

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Environmentally friendly LIC building breaks ground on Earth Day


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Photo by Liam La Guerre

Brause Realty and Gotham Organization broke ground on its 35-story rental building in Long Island City, which will be one of the most eco-friendly structures in the neighborhood.

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More than 100 townhouses, park and ‘eco dock’ planned for Whitestone Waterpointe site


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Rendering courtesy Joseph Sultana Architects

Edgestone Group, which owns the 18-acre vacant Waterpointe site at 151-45 6th Rd., plans to construct 107 residential buildings on it — more than double the number of units that were originally promised for the property years ago.

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EXCLUSIVE: Squatters using foreclosed Ozone Park home as drug outlet even after police raids


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

An Ozone Park home in foreclosure, which squatters use to sell drugs, has been the target of police investigations and raids for years — yet it’s still terrorizing the neighborhood, while the process to reclaim the home is ongoing.

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Irregularly shaped Ridgewood block with development potential for sale


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Photo courtesy of Greiner Maltz Investment Properties

A pizza-slice-shaped block in Ridgewood with two one-story buildings is being marketed for about $5 million as the real estate market in the neighborhood continues to boom, following recent big transactions and plans to construct large developments.

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See it: A Forest Hills founder’s home hits the market for $3.7 million  


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Photos courtesy of Terrace Sotheby’s International Realty 

Homebuyers have the opportunity to own a classic Forest Hills home now that 69-54 Ingram St. just hit the market. The large four-bedroom house has been preserved to highlight not only its ambassadorial style architecture, but also its interior, as some furnishings are originals of the 75-year-old house.

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Bayside restaurant Bourbon Street expanding and adding rooftop


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Photos by Liam La Guerre and Bourbon Street. Rendering via Bourbon Street.

Construction is in full swing to add a rooftop bar and a 125-seat second floor party room and to renovate the bistro’s façade to give it more of a southern flair in tune with its namesake street in New Orleans’ French Quarter.

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More condos coming to feed Long Island City’s needs


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Rendering courtesy of Modern Spaces

Not long after starting marketing for the newest condo building in Long Island City, real estate brokerage Modern Spaces announced Thursday yet another condo in the hot neighborhood that will begin marketing shortly.

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As Jamaica blooms, so will the School of Business at York College


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Rendering courtesy of York College 

Now that the city has launched its Jamaica Now Action Plan to revitalize the neighborhood, more and more businesses are expected to migrate to the area.

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Launch of ‘Action Plan’ hopes to spark new beginning in Jamaica


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Signaling the beginning or a new era for Jamaica, politicians and community leaders announced Wednesday the launch of the Jamaica Now Action Plan, which is designed to revitalize the neighborhood through promoting development, events and jobs.

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Bayside BID updates community on early results of parking study


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

After months of collecting data for the Bayside Village Business Improvement District (BID) parking study, consulting firms VHB and Desman Associates can clearly show how desperate the area is for more parking.

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