Author: emarshall

Condo prices rise in LIC, although sales volume drops: report

July 15, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Condo prices are up in Long Island City, although sales volume has dropped, according to a new report. The median price paid for a condo in Long Island City increased in the second quarter of 2024, compared to the same period last year, according to a report by the… Read more »

Tallest building in Queens tops out, 69-story residential skyscraper

July 12, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Construction has topped out on a 69-story residential skyscraper in Long Island City that will be the tallest building in Queens when it is completed. The building, called the Orchard and located at 27-48 Jackson Ave., is 811 feet tall and surpasses the 763-foot Skyline Tower, which opened in… Read more »

Borden complex nears completion in Long Island City, featuring film and TV studios

July 9, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Construction of the Borden Complex, a 5-story industrial building at 23-30 Borden Ave. in Long Island City, is nearly completed. The 166-foot-tall, 840,000-square-foot building has topped out, and its facade is almost finished. The development is expected to be completed before the end of the year. Approximately 220,000 square… Read more »

Long Island City developers celebrate completion of 46-unit condo building and other milestones

July 2, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Over 400 guests, including those involved in developing and selling Noble LIC, a 46-unit luxury condominium on 40th Avenue, celebrated several milestones with a launch party on Thursday, June 20. The first milestone recognized by attendees was the development’s offering plan being declared effective. This means that the paperwork… Read more »

Construction begins on 5-story mixed-use building on Vernon Boulevard in LIC

July 1, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Construction is now underway on a 5-story mixed-use building at 49-18 Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City. Located at the corner of Vernon Boulevard and 50th Avenue and across from an entrance to the Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue subway station, the property will have 15 residential units and ground-floor retail… Read more »

Popular eastern Queens bagel store to open Long Island City location

July 1, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The popular Queens bagel chain Utopia Bagels will open a third location—with a storefront in Long Island City. The company will be opening at 26-11 Jackson Ave., although the operators of Utopia Bagels were unable to provide a specific date. The firm said it is likely to open in… Read more »

LIC Neighborhood Plan advances toward environmental and public review

June 27, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The Long Island City Neighborhood Plan has advanced to environmental and public review after NYC Department of City Planning Director Dan Garodnick unveiled the draft zoning framework, a detailed map and draft strategies Tuesday, June 25. This zoning proposal was first shown during Monday’s neighborhood town hall for “One… Read more »