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Long Island City





37-08 34th Street

42-Unit Mixed-Use Project Planned at 37-08 34th Street, Long Island City

An LLC has filed applications for a five-story, 42-unit mixed-use building measuring a total of 29,530 square feet spanning the lots 37-02 – 37-10 34th Street, in northern Long Island City. JLS Designs is designing, and a commercial retail component will amount to nearly 1,000 square feet. An existing two-story building must first be demolished.




Dream Hotel Long Island City, 9-03 44th Road

Revealed: Dream Hotel Set to Debut Long Island City Outpost at 9-03 44th Road

Despite the construction boom that includes roughly a dozen towers of fifty floors or more, Long Island City is still relatively lacking in name-brand hotel projects. That is about to change in a big way, and YIMBY can now reveal the first renderings of the new Dream Hotel coming to 9-03 44th Road, just a block in from the East River waterfront. The project’s permit filings appeared this past December.

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29-27 Queens Plaza North

Long Island City’s Vacant Clock Tower Building to Undergo Commercial Renovation

The vacant 10-story clock tower at 29-27 Queens Plaza North, in Long Island City, will likely be landmarked in the coming weeks, according to DNAinfo. The property owners, Hakin Organization and Property Markets Group, plan to renovate the building to accommodate office space, and possibly retail. The owners are also planning the development of a 77-story, 930-unit mixed-use building at the adjacent lot 29-37 41st Street.



31-08 Northern Boulevard

Criterion Group Set to Acquire Long Island City Development Site on Northern Boulevard for $40 Million

The Criterion Group plans to purchase the two-story property assemblage at 31-08 Northern Boulevard, in northern Long Island City, for $40 million, per The Real Deal. The development site boasts 253,000 square feet of building potential, but no plans for development have been proposed. The property last traded for $3.6 million in 2004, and the latest transaction should close this month.




40-05 crescent street long island city

Revealed: 40-05 Crescent Street, Long Island City

Construction is booming in Long Island City, but it’s pretty unusual to find a new building with apartments and manufacturing space, like the one planned for 40-05 Crescent Street. Permits were filed back in September and approved last month for the five-story, 36,433-square-foot building.

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36-27 31st Street

Revealed: 36-27 31st Street and 38-11 31st Street, Long Island City

Late last year, YIMBY reported that a new seven-story and 42-unit building was coming to 38-11 31st Street in Long Island City, designed by Morali Architects. In February, YIMBY covered a similar filing for 36-27 31st Street by the same architect. And now we can reveal both of the buildings, thanks to renderings sent along by Morali.

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