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View from last year of One Court Square; Map data © 2020 Google

One Court Square, the former Citigroup Building, was long the tallest tower in Queens until it was overtaken by the residential Skyline Tower. In addition to its prominence in the skyline, the building is also known for its failed deal with Amazon. The retailer had planned to lease one million square feet of space at the tower as part of its former HQ2 plan for Long Island City. But, as the Post first reported, One Court Square has inked a deal with another major retailer–Target. The store will take 31,000 square feet at the tower, with no exact opening date set.

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City Living, Events, Queens

US Open, Arthur Ashe Stadium, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, tennis stadiums

Photo via Wikimedia

The U.S. Open this year will allow spectators at 100 percent capacity throughout the two-week tournament in Queens, a year after fans could not attend the event because of the pandemic. The U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) announced on Thursday that tickets for the general public will go on sale starting July 15, with an early access presale for select American Express card members.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Long Island City, More Top Stories

Rendering of 5203 Center Boulevard & 5241 Center Boulevard courtesy of TF Cornerstone

A housing lottery opened on Wednesday for 534 mixed-income apartments at a massive rental in Long Island City. As part of the latest phase of TF Cornerstone’s redevelopment of Hunter’s Point South, 5203 Center Boulevard is one of two buildings at the site designed by ODA, with SLCE as the architect of record. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 40, 50, 130, and 165 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which range from $537/month studios to $3,065/month two-bedrooms. About 100 of the units will be set aside for senior New Yorkers aged 62 and older.

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Cool Listings, Forest Hills, Historic Homes

Listing photos by Rich Caplan

Designed by architect Robert Tappan in 1925, this mansion in Forest Hills once served as the rectory for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, a national landmark from the same designer. Located at 11 Cranford Street in the exclusive enclave of Forest Hills Gardens, the seven-bedroom English Gothic style home features vaulted ceilings, cast iron windows, and a triple-height chimney crown. It’s now on the market for $3,888,000.

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Cool Listings, ridgewood

Listing images courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Not only is Ridgewood, Queens desirable for its location on the Bushwick border, but it’s got a great housing stock that’s semi more suburban than surrounding neighborhoods. This little brick rowhouse has a cute front yard and a rear deck leading down to a private garden complete with a gas fire pit and pergola. It’s currently set up as an owner’s duplex and a second-floor apartment, and it’s asking $1,625,000.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Queens

All photos courtesy of Dan Jenney and Kevin Wolfe

With a suburban-like feel coupled with waterfront parks and a treasure trove of historic homes, the Queens neighborhood of Douglaston is one of New York City’s hidden gems. A lovely freestanding Arts & Crafts style colonial located within the Douglas Manor community is now on the market for $1,700,000. Constructed in 1911, the five-bedroom home at 315 Hollywood Avenue boasts oak details, wood-burning fireplaces, a screened-in porch, and an intimate backyard garden.

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Cool Listings, Queens, Quirky Homes

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

It’s hard to believe this waterfront villa is in New York City, however, it is not in the Mediterranean but rather in Queens. Located in a gated community in Beechhurst, a waterfront neighborhood in the northeastern section of the borough, the seven-bedroom home has a Florida room, wine cellar, 20-foot mahogany foyer, and a 3-4 car garage. Out back, there’s a huge covered outdoor kitchen, a large pool with a hot tub, a dock for a 60-foot boat, and amazing views of the Throgs Neck Bridge. It’s on the market for $5,950,000.

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Cool Listings, Forest Hills

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Forest Hills Gardens–the first garden city in NYC and one of the oldest planned neighborhoods in the country–is known for its wealth of Tudor-style homes that make it resemble an English village. One of these homes, located on a storybook block, has just hit the market for $2,595,000. The brick beauty was built in 1930 and has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a fully finished basement rec room, all with lovely architectural details.

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Long Island City, Major Developments, New Developments, Rentals

All images courtesy of TF Cornerstone

One of the latest residential towers to rise on the Long Island City waterfront has officially kicked off leasing for its 200 market-rate apartments. Developed by TF Cornerstone as part of the redevelopment of Hunter’s Point South, 5241 Center Boulevard is one half of a two-building project designed by ODA, with SLCE as the architect of record. One- and two-bedroom apartments start at roughly $2,900/month and $3,525/month, respectively, with concessions included, according to current availability.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Jamaica, Queens

Courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

Applications are currently being accepted for 124 mixed-income units at the “T building,” a former hospital in Jamaica Hills, Queens that has been converted into apartments. Located at 82-41 Parsons Boulevard, the 10-story building features amenities like a library and computer room, outdoor sun terraces, a gym, and a shared laundry room. New Yorkers earning 60 and 100 percent of the area median income (AMI) can apply for the income-restricted units, which range from $885/month studios to $2,215/month three-bedrooms.

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