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70-story skyscraper planned for Long Island City, set to be tallest in Queens

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Construction plans for a Long Island City tower that would become Queens’ tallest building were filed with the Department of Buildings on Wednesday.

The skyline-changing structure at 29-37 41st Ave. will have 70 floors in 772 feet, according to the filings, and will be located near the Queensboro Plaza subway station.

Real estate firm Property Markets Group is constructing the tower and bought the vacant land last year for about $46.3 million. The firm also bought the Long Island City clock tower building adjoining the site for $30 million.

There will be 830,000 square feet of space in the building, which will contain 930 apartments. The skyscraper will be a mixed-use structure and have nearly 15,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor.

Amenities, including a pool and a health club, will be part of the building, according to the The Real Deal.

SLCE Architects, which is designing a 54-story skyscraper for Rockrose at 43-22 Queens St., is the architect on this project as well.


EXCLUSIVE: Foodcellar market to open second Long Island City location

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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The Queens Courier has exclusively learned that the popular Foodcellar market, located at 4-85 47th Road in Long Island City, has signed a lease to open a second location in one of the retail spaces in the Rockrose development Linc LIC. The 709-unit luxury rental building will open this summer at 43-10 Crescent Street.

The new space will occupy about 24,000 square feet on two levels including a basement.

Foodcellar is dedicated to carrying all-natural and organic products and has made it a priority to have local products on their shelves.

Since opening its first location in August 2008, the store has established a loyal following as being one of the only supermarkets on the Long Island City waterfront.