Feb. 4, 2016 By Christian Murray
PNT Group Fitness & Cycling, which has been offering group cardio classes on Jackson Avenue for the past five years, is closing.
Tara Faye, the owner of the popular cycling studio located at 10-68 Jackson Ave., sent out an e-mail to her members this morning notifying them that PNT will close on March 12.
“After five years in Long Island City, the owners of 10-68 Jackson Avenue notified me that they will be demolishing the building in order to build luxury condominiums,” Faye wrote.
Plans were filed with the Department of Buildings last June for the construction of a seven-story, 21-unit building at that site.
George Konnaris, the architect working on the plan, said at the time that they would be luxury condos.
Faye wrote in her e-mail that “It’s been a blessing to have opened in such a growing neighborhood, however, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for small businesses to find affordable locations given the growth of the neighborhood.”
She said that customers who pay monthly will be prorated to the end of March 12 and customers who bought minutes should exhaust them ahead of the closing date.
Meanwhile, Faye is opening a new studio near Bryant Park in Manhattan called FIT to a T. It will soft open days after the PNT closure, on March 16, with a grand opening scheduled for April 4, according to her website.
Those buildings are ugly, old and what will replace them will at least contribute to the neighborhood. Hopefully with a retail establishment on the bottom floor.
Moving out of LIC has it just right. When the stock market rashes again all the Yuppies & Hipsters will leave their Ivory Towers empty. LIC is shot to Hell now,
We’re turning into Battery Park City, only with less charm.
Well, if they moved in 5 years ago they must have had some idea that something like this might happen. Plenty of construction and demolition going on in the neighborhood in 2011.
But what kind of price do you think anything will sell for at this location? It sits atop the friggin subway
this is true but blame Jimmy Van Bramer the counselman for all of this —
-Anonymous I guess the developers and people buying the condos have have nothing to do with the building boom. Yeah let’s get a Republican in office and turn the state into a right to work for less state, outlaw birth control and critical thought being taught in school. You’re an idiot..What is an industrial neighborhood from an era gone by with no industry suppose to do with old delapitaed buildings? We live in a consumer driven market economy and that system drives most of our political policies and individual behavior. So stop crying or do something to change the system in place or move to a place that embodies a system more in line with your tastes and value system.
Sooner or later there is going to be nothing left in this neighborhood except glass condo buildings!