Rooftop beekeeping, skyline views: Peek inside Hunter’s Point South affordable units


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Despite offering affordable housing for low and moderate-income earners, the Hunter’s Point South Living developments offer an array of luxury amenities, including top-grade finishes, fitness rooms, a rooftop garden and views of the Manhattan skyline.

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BP Katz approves zoning amendment to speed up post-Sandy recovery


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THE COURIER/File photo

Borough President Melinda Katz recently approved amendments to citywide zoning codes, which will allow more Sandy-affected homeowners to rebuild their homes faster and to return them to how they were before the storm instead of having to alter them to fit current regulations.

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Forest Hills residents fighting to keep local Barnes & Noble open


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Local preservationist Michael Perlman started a petition to save the bookstore on Change.org on May 15, the same day the news broke that the Barnes & Noble may not renew its lease at 70-00 Austin St., which expires in January.

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Whitestone neighbors rally against overdevelopment


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Photos by Rob Trombley and Liam La Guerre/Renderings courtesy of JLS Designs

About 125 residents, politicians and activists assembled in front of the 18-acre Whitestone Waterpointe site on Sunday to protest overdevelopment in the neighborhood, venting years of frustration over developers’ plans.

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See it: Fully renovated English Tudor in Forest Hills Gardens for nearly $2.8M


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Photos courtesy Terrace Sotheby’s International Realty

Tucked away a few blocks from the 75th Avenue Queens Boulevard subway station, and within walking distance of the bustling Austin Street commercial strip in Forest Hills, homebuyers will find a fully renovated English Tudor.

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Whitestone to protest against overdevelopment of Waterpointe site


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Photo courtesy Cushman & Wakefield

Despite developer Edgestone Group’s plan to return to the original 52 single-family home proposal for the massive 18-acre Waterpointe site instead of 107 townhouses, residents will hold a protest in front the site on Sunday, venting years of built-up anxiety of overdevelopment on vacant plots in the neighborhood.

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Developer to break ground on 45-home Whitestone project this summer


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Renderings courtesy Frank Petruso Architect PC

The new owner of the former Cresthaven Country Club site in Whitestone is hoping to break ground on a massive development project of 45-single family detached residents by the end of the summer.

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New Astoria rental building The Grove to open and start leasing this fall


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Photo courtesy of Modern Spaces

Developer Tsilo Group is hoping to open and begin leasing in its new 62-unit Astoria rental building called The Grove this fall, according to representatives of Modern Spaces, which was chosen to exclusively handle marketing in the building.

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Facing strong opposition, developer to build just 52 homes on Whitestone Waterpointe site


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52-home plan

Following unyielding pressure by residents and politicians, including the announcement of a planned protest, developers of the 18-acre Waterpointe site are returning to the original proposal of 52 single-family detached homes instead of one that would have had quadruple the number of units.

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Map: Where recent college grads can afford rent in Queens


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Photo courtesy Minas Styponias

A new study released Wednesday by real estate website StreetEasy shows, through an interactive map, in what neighborhoods recent graduates will be able to find affordable apartments as they begin a life of independence in the Big Apple. Some areas in the “World’s Borough” have been pointed out as leading contenders.

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