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Plans Filed for 10-Story Building at Site of Thomson Avenue Auto Shop

27-19 Thomson Ave. (Photo: Nathaly Pesantez)

Sept. 24, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

A developer has plans to build a 10-story mixed-use development at what is currently the site of a longtime auto shop in Court Square.

The building, eyed for 27-19 Thomson Ave., would rise to 116 feet and span 28,051 square feet, city filings show.

A total of 30 units are planned for the site, with most floors holding four apartments each. The first two floors and down to the cellar, meanwhile, would be reserved for retail space.

Other features of the building include a recreation room, a third-floor terrace, and a roof terrace.

The corner lot, with an area of 3,600 square feet, has been home to Manny’s Auto Electric for several decades. The shop’s owner was unavailable when reached via telephone, and it is unclear when the auto repair site will close.

Records show the property was purchased by Tom Wu, the developer, for $6.85 million this summer.

Wu, who previously filed to demolish the one-story garage in July, did not immediately return an e-mail and phone call on the project.

Wu is also behind “5 Court Square”, the upcoming 11-story building at 25-24 Jackson Ave. on the same block as the auto shop. The two lots, however, are separated by a parking lot falling under a different property owner.

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Luv those buildings next to the Queensboro Bridge. I enjoy breathing gas fumes on my patio while looking through my neighbor window.


LIC starting to look like Hong Kong. “Let’s see how many buildings we can squeeze in next to these othe buildings. Green space? Who needs it! Sidewalks? Just enough for people to get into their buildings. Stores? What for? You can get everything shipped!”
It’s all a joke.


The FAKE MRLIC wrote the September 25, 2018 comment calling my original comment FAKE about Jimmy Van Bramer.He mentioned Trump and developers which I did not write. To fsafsa, you won’t have to worry about cars anymore,just more overcrowding on Subways and buses and streets. Stop the madness of overbuilding without planning already.


The FAKE MRLIC wrote the September 26, 2018 comment calling my original comment FAKE about calling my original comment FAKE about Jimmy Van Bramer.


I think the general idea behind rezoning the area was to spur development in this area. We are probably about 70% done unless there is new zoning change in the future.


The FAKE MRLIC wrote the September 25th, 2018 about Jimmy Van Bramer. I love luxury condos ond developers like Trump.


When will all this Over development stop, it seems like no one cares such as Jimmy Van Bramer or any elected officials. Terrible planning in LIC


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