Another Apartment Building to Replace House in Jamaica

From newyorkimby.com: Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 169-13 90th Avenue, in Jamaica, Queens. The site is five blocks away from the 169th Street subway station, serviced by the F trains. Om Shakti Temple is behind the applications. The 70-foot tall structure will yield 25,460 square feet, with 20,570 square feet…

Developers & City to relocate the Homeless to Queens, with zoning amendment!

From Commercial Observer: The City Planning Commission earlier this week kicked off public review for a zoning change that would create a special permit to limit hotel development in industrial zones. While many in the real estate industry loathe the special permits, some hotel owners are surprisingly in favor of them. The policy was first proposed in 2015…

Roundtrip Tokens

Perhaps most visitors who visit New York City land at JFK or LGA, which are both located in the borough of Queens. I’m sure they don’t realize the distance from the gates of their flight terminal to their final destination, which I assume is a trendy midtown Hotel. No matter the airport, or final destination,…

Concave tower to hug Long Island City’s historic Clock Tower

From Curbed: “A new rendering has surfaced for the massive residential tower taking shape at 29-37 41st Avenue, adjacent Long Island City’s historic Clock Tower, revealing what the Handel Architects-designed rental, dubbed Queens Plaza Park, is bringing to the landscape. Building amenities are slated to include a 20,000-square-foot fitness center, a resident’s library, coworking space, a…