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Court Square building boom rolls on

27-01 Jackson Avenue

27-01 Jackson Avenue

Jan. 12, 2015 Staff Report

The Court Square building boom shows no signs of abating.

The number of building permits filed with the Department of Buildings for large-scale residential buildings continues to get grow.

The latest filing is for a 15-story, 88 unit-residential building at 27-01 Jackson Avenue located near Rockrose’s planned 50 story tower.

The 27-01 Jackson Avenue site is currently a gas station.

Albert Shirian, the owner of the Jackson Avenue building, expects the permits to be approved within six weeks and for the ground to be broken within six months, according to reports.

44-12 Purves Street

44-12 Purves Street

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Meanwhile, building permits have been filed for a 27-story building with 165 units at 44-12 Purves Street (27-19 44th Drive). The 44th Drive end of the site was home to a recently-closed auto repair shop.

That building will be across the street from 44-41 Purves Street, a 25-story, 284 unit building expected to be completed in 2017.

Meanwhile, permits were filed in December for the demolition of 44-46 Purves Street, a sited tucked in the far end of the street.

Permits filed for demolition

Permits filed for demolition of 44-46 Purves Street

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Rich

As stated let’s hope some decent bars, cafes and reasonably priced grocery stores open up. Lots of apartments and very few venues, have to walk to Vernon and surrounding area for most things. Is the Foodcellar under LINC ever going to open ‘coming soon’ for over a year now (not that it’ll be cheap anyway)

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Anon

There needs to be a pharmacy in the area. They closed the LIC Pharmacy on 21st to replace it with take out Chinese food? I don’t mind take out Chinese, because the owner has been in the neighborhood for a long time, but LIC Pharmacy was also a staple in the neighborhood. The owner was nothing but helpful to everyone, and they pushed her out with no consideration and the space sat EMPTY for many months. The Duane Reade by the water doesn’t have the same level of service and you’re always waiting on line for longer than necessary. (such is what happens when there’s overcrowding)

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Kelly D

When we get a Mc Donalds, Starbucks, and a decent (good prices AND doesn’t smell like cat spray) grocery store- we’ll know we hit the big time! 🙂

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Kelly D

Lol, how about “appreciation of sarcasm”, I think we could use some of that in LIC too. Along with our Starbucks and Micky D’s. 😉

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Mel

I agree a good grocery store! And I smell the cat piss too! Yuck! I don’t care about Starbucks though

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Court Square citizn

Awesome! I am excited. Get more people here.Hopefully more restaurants..bars etc open up

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Anon

I really don’t think we need more bars in the area. There are already enough drunk people walking past my building making noise in the wee hours of the morning, sometimes on a weeknight. I’m not old by any means, but it’s really irritating when you have a job to go to the next day and are awoken by loud people who have no respect for the fact they’re walking through a residential area.

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P

Agree. There are enough those folks in Williamsburg but I hate full of dog shit sidewalk like center blvd.

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Anon

Right, there’s a BP on Jackson. Where’s the next closest station? Over the bridge in Greenpoint? Psshhh. There’s an Uber office right on Jackson and the 44th gas station is actually perfectly located if they need to fuel up and jump on the bridge to Manhattan. Also, there are tons of people with cars in LIC, as evidenced by my friends who drive, who sometimes drive around for 30 minutes looking for parking. I’m sorry, overcrowding an area and removing things that are necessary do not make for good quality of life!

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David

The next gas station is on 47th and 11th, a few blocks away. Accept the fact that car ownership is going to become a thing of the past in the new LIC.

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Anonymous

I disagree, but It’s not just about car ownership. It’s also about the people who commute to and through the neighborhood.

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Dennis

Not disagreeing with you, but letting y’all know that they just opened another BP on the corner of Skillman where it meets Queens Blvd and tars into Queens Plaza North.

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AJ

Agree regarding the train situation. Currently, all the LIC subway stations are already crowded most of the time. Cannot imagine what will happen in the next several years.

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LIC_Dude

Not many people have cars in Manhattan, why should ‘Midtown East’ be any different?

Heck, the cost of parking is insane these days in LIC.

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Silent majority

Who wants to live where a gas stations was? Those tanks that are underground for decades and decades leak all kind of toxins into the soil and surrounding area. Not an ideal place for the young hipsters to raise there little brats.

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Anon

The area really cannot sustain this. As it is today, I had to let three trains go at the 23rd Ely Station (at 9:30am after the rush) because they were too full, and all of the transfers from Brooklyn wouldn’t stop crowding the platform. And now we’re getting rid of gas stations? There are limited options in the area, where are drivers supposed to get gas? That was a perfect spot, too not far from the bridge.

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