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New luxury condo building The Aston half sold in just one month


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of The Marketing Directors 

The new Forest Hills luxury building, The Aston, has sold nearly half of its units after opening sales just four weeks ago, says the company handling sales in the building.

The 17-story, 97-unit building, which is located at 108-20 71st Ave., was created by Cord Meyer Development, and The Marketing Directors is handling the sale.

Prices begin at $580,000 for a one-bedroom, $890,000 for a two-bedroom, and $1.39 million for a three-bedroom, according to a representative.

“We are proud of the sales we have achieved at The Aston in such a short period of time,” said Jacqueline Urgo, president of The Marketing Directors. “Additionally, the quick sales pace at The Aston indicates the strong demand for quality product in the area.”

All units in The Aston feature hardwood walnut flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows and individual washers and dryers. The building also has a 24-hour attended lobby and a private fitness center.

The building is still under construction and is expected to be completed soon.

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Bayside arcade closes after nearly 30 years


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Game over.

Peter Pan Games, a popular arcade in the Bay Terrace Shopping Center, has closed after nearly 30 years.

The owner of the video game house, who could not be reached, chose not to renew his lease, officials said.

“It appears with all of the latest technology with games, so many younger folks are able to play at home,” said Mary Hughes, vice president of leasing at Cord Meyer Development, which rents the space.

“We are sad to see the doors close,” Hughes said.

Peter Pan Games was located at 212-93 26th Avenue on the upper level of the shopping center. Gamers enjoyed crazes like Dance Dance Revolution there as well as classic Skee Ball, Pac Man, claw machines and air hockey.

“It’s a shame,” said 13-year-old Shawn Choi. “A lot of people have fun there. There are no arcades around here.”

Smiles Entertainment Center in College Point went out of business years ago.

An online search showed only two operating mom-and-pop Queens arcades: Funtopia at 66-26 Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village and Kids Fun House at 62-73 Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood.

There are also two Chuck E. Cheese’s franchise arcades in Flushing and Long Island City.

“I’m sad it closed,” said Dylan Morrow, 23. “I used to go there all the time. But I haven’t gone in a while now that I got older. That’s a bummer. All these kids are playing video games in their houses now with their crazy Xboxes.”

 

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