Queens

Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals

FREE RENT: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, August 18, 2018

Images (L to R): The Addition, Yorkshire Towers, The Crescendo and 555Ten

  • Rockrose’s Eagle Lofts Launches with 1 Month Free; Long Island City Rentals from $2,557/Month [link]
  • Take a Tour of The Crescendo, The Bronx’s Revolutionary New Rental Building [link]
  • Greenpoint Landing’s One Blue Slip Launches Leasing; 90% of Apartments Have Water Views [link]
  • Elegant Upper East Side Residences at Yorkshire Towers Listed with 1 Month Free [link]
  • Luxury Rentals at 555Ten in Hudson Yards Offer Studios to 3-Beds with 2 Months Free [link]
  • The Addition Debuts in Long Island City Offering 1 Month Free; Penthouse Features 1,000-SF Private Terrace [link]
  • Yorkville’s The Frame Building Offers Newly Renovated, Full-Floor Loft Rental Residences [link]


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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Queens

Via Paul VanDerWerf on Flickr

A lottery to get on the waitlist for more than 400 moderate-income units launched this week across a few rental buildings in Forest Hills, a residential neighborhood of Queens. The buildings, located at 62-27 108th Street, 108-53 62nd Drive, and 110-01 62nd Drive, are being developed by Phipps Houses, a major developer of affordable housing. The buildings sit nearby Flushing Meadows Corona Park, home to the Queens Museum, New York Hall of Science, Citi Field, and the Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 100 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which range from a $1,462/month studio to a $2,170/month three-bedroom.

Find out if you qualify

Design, Hotels, New Developments, Queens

TWA Hotel, MCR Development, TWA Terminal, JFK

The Starstream Ballroom, via MCR

Getting married next spring? Or maybe you’re planning a large conference? Either way, if mid-century-modern is your thing, then the news that the TWA Hotel is now booking events for the spring of 2019 and beyond is sure to be exciting. Ahead of reservations for guestrooms opening in December, we now have a first look at the 50,000 square feet of event space, including two ballrooms, a pre-function space complete with Saarinen-designed Knoll furniture like tulip tables and womb chairs, and six high-tech skyboxes.

Get a look at all the spaces

Bronx, Brooklyn, City Living, Queens

queens, diversity, immigrants

Elmhurst’s Chinatown. Image: Wiki Commons.

Recent economic snapshots issued by the state comptroller show that New York City has continued to experience record economic expansion in the past three years. This growth has been led by notable gains in the economies of Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx (Staten Island’s report is expected later this year), which since the 1990s have seen an economic boost from a large increase in their immigrant populations, Crain’s reports. The revitalization of these immigrant-rich areas has led to an uptick in the number of businesses as well as sales and job growth. Unemployment is at its lowest rate since 1990. Queens, the borough that is home the city’s most diverse population and becoming more so, is clearly one to watch.

More jobs, great food

Bronx, Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals

FREE RENT: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, August 4, 2018

Images (L to R): One Flatbush, Bridgeline, BRiQ and The Windermere

  • Greenpoint Landing’s One Blue Slip Readies for Leasing; 90% of Apartments to Have Water Views [link]
  • Contemporary Upper West Side Rentals at The Windermere Leasing with 1 Month Free [link]
  • BriQ Debuts in Downtown Brooklyn: No Fee Rentals with 1 Month Free [link]
  • See New Renderings + Teaser Revealed for Bridge Line; New Rentals Coming Soon to Mott Haven [link]
  • Live in the Heart of Downtown Brooklyn at One Flatbush; Leasing Launches from $2,350/Month [link]
  • 38 Sixth Avenue in Pacific Park: No Fee, Rent Stabilized Homes Available Now from $2,663/Month [link]


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Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, New Jersey, Queens, Rentals

Images (L to R): 485 Marin Boulevard, Lewis Steel Building, Heritage Dean Street and 321 Wythe Avenue

  • 321 Wythe Debuts in Williamsburg: Luxury Rentals with All-Star Amenities + Skyline Views [link]
  • The Alabama in Greenwich Village: Furnished Rentals for Students and Young Professionals [link]
  • Clinton Hill’s Latest Rental Debuts with Homes from $2,175/Month [link]
  • Meet The Park Ilona: Stylish Williamsburg Rentals from $2,291/Month [link]
  • Live at Jersey City’s 485 Marin Boulevard from $2,310/Month; Move-In August 15th [link]
  • Brooklyn’s Heritage Dean Street Rentals Launch from $2,450/Month [link]
  • Williamsburg Loft Rentals at The Lewis Steel Building Offer 1 Month Free [link]


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Queens, Restaurants, Transportation

Photo via Flickr cc

Shake Shack, Irving Farm coffee, La Chula taqueria–these sound like your typical food hall staples, but this time they’re not in a Brooklyn warehouse or a trendy new building, but in LaGuardia Airport. Governor Cuomo announced today the lineup of in-state food purveyors for Terminal B, which will open in phases starting later this year as part of his massive $8 billion overhaul of LaGuardia. When complete, the entire new airport will have a total of 50 new restaurants, shops, and services, many of which will be local small businesses.

Get the scoop

Astoria, Long Island City, Restaurants

astoria, food halls, vass stevens

Rendering via Vass Stevens

A new food hall is coming to the AstoriaLong Island City border in Queens, the Commercial Observer reported on Tuesday. Developer Vass Stevens Group is in the process of converting a former print shop, dollar store and restaurant supply store at 34-39 31st Street into a retail space with eight 2,000-square-foot storefronts. The interiors of the single-story building have been demolished and renovations, which will add new glass storefronts and doors, are set to begin soon.

Get the details

Featured Story

Features, History, jackson heights

Scrabble, Jackson Heights

Image: Matthew D. Britt via Flickr

Secret” details hidden in plain sight are pretty much the rule in New York City, and the “Scrabble” street sign in Jackson Heights is a fine example. The letters that make up the sign marking 35th Avenue where it meets 81st Street in the neighborhood’s historic district are–if you look more closely than you’d ever really look at a street sign–accorded numbered points below each letter, Scrabble tile-style. The sign honors the fact that the beloved geeky pastime–according to Hasbro, three out of every five American homes harbor a Scrabble board–was invented right here in Queens by the Poughkeepsie-born Alfred Mosher Butts in 1931. Butts was an architect, and as history tells us, an architect generally needed to find an alternate way to keep busy during the Great Depression.

A big hit at the church social

Brooklyn, Manhattan, New Jersey, Queens, Rentals

Images (L to R): Summit, 333 Grand Street, Astor Broadway and Otto

  • New Rentals Debut in Williamsburg from $1,999/Month at 150 Union Avenue [link]
  • New No Fee Rentals Debut in Astoria; Live at Astor Broadway from $1,999/Month [link]
  • Otto Greenpoint Debuts; Brooklyn Rentals at 211 McGuinness Boulevard from $2,339/Month [link]
  • Live at Lyric: Upper West Side Rental Offers $1,500 Gift Cards with New 2-Bed Leases [link]
  • Jersey City Rental Debuts at 333 Grand Street; Luxury 1 – 3 Bed Homes Offer 1 Month Free [link]
  • Long-Awaited Rental Tower at 222 East 44th Street Dubbed ‘Summit’ to Debut This Summer [link]
  • Pre-War Grandeur at The Wyoming; Large Midtown Rentals Near Central Park Available Now [link]


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