Queens

Brooklyn, Manhattan, New Jersey, Queens, Rentals

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

By Ondel Hylton, Today, June 23, 2018

Images (L to R): New York By Gehry, The Pointe, The Addition and Jackson Park

  • Renting in New York’s Tallest Apartment Building, New York by Gehry [link]
  • Live at The Maya from $1,795/Month; No Fee Rentals in Jamaica Estates [link]
  • The Pointe Debuts in Rego Park with 1 Month Free; New Rentals from $1,962/Month [link]
  • No Fee, Oversized Rentals at StuyTown Offer WiFi/Cable Free for 1 Year [link]
  • Long Island City Rental Building ‘The Addition’ Debuts with 1 Month Free [link]
  • Williamsburg Rental ‘House No. 94’ Now Leasing with 2 Months Free [link]
  • Amenities Galore at Jackson Park, Shimmering LIC Rentals from $2,372/Month [link]


SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE

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

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

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, June 16, 2018

Images (L to R): EVGB, 19 Dutch, The Alexander and The Lawrence

  • Rent at 19 Dutch, FiDi’s New “Culturally-Inspired” Skyscraper with Early-Bird Bargains [link]
  • Extell’s East Village Rental, EVGB at 510 East 14th Street, Already 50% Leased – See Remaining Listings [link]
  • Beachfront Living at The Tides at Arverne by the Sea – Now Leasing from $1,775/Month [link]
  • Glassworks Bushwick: Get to Know Brooklyn’s New Rental at 336 Himrod Street [link]
  • Brooklyn Waterfront Living at its Finest; Williamsburg’s 420 Kent is Now Renting [link]
  • One of the World’s Most Iconic Skyscrapers: Leases at 70 Pine Street Offer 2 Months Free [link]
  • Prospect Lefferts Gardens Rental Debuts: Homes at The Lawrence Leasing from $1,938/Month [link]


SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE

Events, Flushing, Restaurants

flushing, queens, ethnic food

The intersection of Kissena Boulevard and Main Street in Flushing. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Flushing, Queens is a dining destination for serious foodies and fans of any of a cornucopia of authentic Asian and Indian delights; from June 15-17, you can sample the international cuisine with discounts and a tour to help you with the highlights; the Flushing’s World Fair is a three-day expo that brings together the businesses, cultural institutions and historic landmarks of the diverse and dynamic community.

Find out more about the food tour

affordable housing, Flushing, housing lotteries, Queens

Photo via Wikimedia

A newly constructed four-story residential building in Murray Hill is now accepting applications for three middle-income units. But it’s not the Murray Hill of Manhattan you know, but instead a quiet enclave in Queens, part of the sprawling neighborhood of Flushing. Found at 168-05 Depot Road, the rental sits just four blocks from the Long Island Rail Road station at Broadway. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the $1,700/month one-bedroom and two $1,950/month two-bedrooms.

Find out if you qualify

affordable housing, housing lotteries, Jamaica, Queens

Photo via A&R Properties Group and TCX Development

A newly constructed building in the upper-middle-class enclave of Jamaica Estates in Queens (aka President Donald Trump’s hometown) is accepting applications for 21 mixed-income apartments. Dubbed the Maya, the eight-story luxury rental at 177-30 Wexford Terrace contains 68 units. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 85, 90, 100, 105, 110 and 115 percent of the area median income can apply for the units ranging from a $1,480/month studio to a $2,622/month two-bedroom.

Find out if you qualify

Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals

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

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, June 9, 2018

Images (L to R): 325 Kent Avenue, House No. 94, 485 Marin Boulevard and 99 Gold Street


SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE

Featured Story

Far Rockaway, Features, History, Queens

Eleven blocks of Rockaway Beach will be closed this summer due to erosion, but that’s just one setback in a long history of resilience on the peninsula. Four-and-a-half miles of the beach are open right now, with every block steeped in history. The Rockaways ushered Henry Hudson into the New World; Walt Whitman into paradise; Hog Island into oblivion; and the Transatlantic Flight into existence.

As “the brightest jewel within the diadem of imperial Manhattan,” the pristine beaches of the “Queens Riviera” became the preferred summer locale for New York’s most illustrious citizens. Later, the “people’s beach” at Riis Park helped make the Rockaways accessible to more New Yorkers. From, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, to Patti Smith to Robert Mosses, everybody wanted to be at Rockaway Beach.

Get the full history here

adaptive reuse, Queens, Transportation

How do you connect the fastest-growing census tract in the U.S. to New York City’s public transportation hubs? Architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), whose New York City work includes the master plan for Hudson Yards, One Vanderbilt and Two Waterline Square, has released a “visioning study” that explores how the repurposing of the QNS, an 8.5 mile Lower Montauk Branch rail line, into a new transit line in Queens that could revitalize neighborhoods, provide affordable housing, create jobs and add transit service to the over nine square miles of New York City that contain three of the city’s largest and most successful Industrial Business Zones (Maspeth, Long Island City, and North Brooklyn) and two of Queens’ largest central business districts (Long Island City and Jamaica Center), adding to the long-term growth of those districts and creating thousands of potential new jobs.

Find out more

Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals

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

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, June 2, 2018

Images (L to R): The Rollins, 63 Wall Street, 1 Flatbush Avenue and Sky

  • The Rollins in Essex Crossing Now 65% Leased: Up to Three Months Free on Remaining Units [link]
  • Luxury Rental 63 Wall Street with Residents-Only Speakeasy, Now Leasing with 1 – 2 Months Free [link]
  • Live at SKY: Coveted 42nd Street Rental Tower Offers Leasing Incentives [link]
  • Downtown Brooklyn’s 1 Flatbush Avenue Debuts Leasing Website; Coming Summer 2018 [link]
  • A Nightclub to Call Home: Listings in Chelsea’s Ohm Start at $2,930/Month [link]
  • Up to Two Months of Free Rent at The Marc, No-Fee Apartments in Midtown [link]
  • Scenic Living at 180 Riverside Boulevard with Special Offers [link]


SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE

Featured Story

Features, photography, Queens, The urban lens

Basia Serraty, Ridgewood

6sqft’s series The Urban Lens invites photographers to share work exploring a theme or a place within New York City. In this installment, Basia Serraty shares her photos of Ridgewood. Are you a photographer who’d like to see your work featured on The Urban Lens? Get in touch with us at [email protected].

While Basia Serraty admits in an essay she wrote for Ridgewood Social that, upon moving to New York from her small town in Poland, the city did not fit her expectations, she has grown to love this place nonetheless. Her photos of Ridgewood, her neighborhood since moving here in 2004, capture the quiet but colorful corners of the nabe, portraying a clear sense of life despite a general lack of people. Ahead, we talk to Basia about her journey from Poland to NYC, her work, and why she loves Ridgewood.

Stroll through Ridgewood with Basia’s photos

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTERS

Thank you, your sign-up request was successful!
This email address is already subscribed, thank you!
Please provide a valid email address.
Please complete the CAPTCHA.
Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later.