Silvercup Studios seeking permit approvals again for delayed expansion


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Renderings courtesy Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners LLP

The stalled Silvercup West development, a planned $1 billion expansion of Silvercup Studios in Long Island City just south of the Queensboro Bridge, is back in the spotlight — for special permit renewals.

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Astoria Cove developers pay $43.5 million for remaining land


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Rendering courtesy of STUDIO V Architecture

Astoria Cove developers recently finalized the sale for the final bits of the land designated for the mega project, although they have yet to win any steps in the project’s land use case.

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Update: Construction on JFK animal handling center to begin in coming months


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Photo courtesy of ARK Development, LLC

Investment firm Racebrook has planned a year time frame to build its animal handling facility at John F. Kennedy Airport, named “The Ark at JFK,” with construction starting within the next few months.

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Queens Library struggling from space constraints, report says


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Photo courtesy of the Queens Library

The Center for an Urban Future released Monday the Re-Envisioning New York’s Branch Libraries report, which said 41 of the library’s 62 branches are under 10,000 square feet and struggling to meet the demands of its increasing membership.

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TF Cornerstone fully leases final LIC waterfront building


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Photo courtesy of TF Cornerstone

TF Cornerstone announced Monday that the 26-story luxury tower 4610 Center Boulevard, known for curving around the iconic Pepsi-Cola sign, filled its 584 units, which range from studios to three-bedroom apartments.

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