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Plans filed for a 50-story hotel to go up in Court Square


Sept. 28, 2016 Staff Report

Plans have been filed with the Department of Buildings for a 50-story hotel to go up in the heart of Court Square.

Japan’s Toyoko Inn filed plans Tuesday to build a 50-story, 261,000-square-foot hotel at 24-09 Jackson Avenue, which is across the street from the Court Square subway station.

The massive hotel will contain 1,260 hotel rooms, with about 22 hotel rooms per floor.

Tokoyo Inn in Tokushima Elimae

Tokoyo Inn in Tokushima Elimae

The development site is comprised of up to six separate parcels of land. The company paid a total of $18 million for it in 2007, according to city real estate records.

Toyoko Inn is an economy hotel chain, and has more than 200 operations in Japan, Korea and Cambodia.

The development represents the continuation of a wave of hotel development that has taken place in Long Island City.

The Long Island City Partnership reported in June that there are 27 hotels that are open in the neighborhood, with 34 in the planning stages.



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Mr. Amadeo Plaza and Mr. Jimmy Van Bramer what gives? Another unneeded hotel on busy Jackson Avenue. 34 more hotels in planning stages for a total of 61 for LIC.. Where are the stores? and recreation places?? This is why people use LIC as a transient place. No one will stay here permanently with all the hotels being planned.


Wait until some of these hotels get turned into homeless shelters. It’s happening just east of us and it’ll most likely happen here since we have better transportation options.

what a joke

Wow, so there will be a brand new Old looking shitty 50 story hotel next to the old beautiful looking 50 story citi tower? I really hope that they put some money into that building and if they do not, I hope they fail so trump can buy it and facelift it.


Facade looking like Trump with that orange top. Honestly, how can citizens possibly exert control over cosmetics? Zoning/etc. concerns are valid, but hard to imagine getting traction with ‘ugliness’ concerns. Good luck to all fighting the good fight.


And the biggest winner is….Dunkin Donuts from across the street! Pity..what a waste of space….Would’ve been better if that were a Rite Aid, Starbucks, some restaurant franchise or even a Movie theatre.


Court Square does not need a movie theater or a Starbucks. There are 1,000+ things Court Square needs before either of those.


I disagree. We need a movie theater pretty badly and I would rather a Starbucks than the sludge and hipsters at Sweatleaf or the crap they push at Coffeed.


Agreed. A 50 story hotel is the last thing we need there. This is a premium location right next to the Court Sq station. Any kind of retail would have been so much better for the neighborhood.

Amadeo Plaza

Having just done some research, most of their properties seem to be eyesores. This is definitely going to be a topic of discussion at tomorrow’s panel discussion.

Time: 7pm
Place: MoMA PS1


You are right they all look awful. Not sure there is much the community can do if they are building as-of-right.


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