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Hyatt Place hotel at 27-07 43rd Avenue. Looking north from Jackson Avenue. Photos by the author unless indicated otherwise.

Ninth and Final Floor Underway at Hyatt Place, 27-07 43rd Avenue, Long Island City

Long Island City’s incredible construction boom continues as the Hyatt Place hotel at 27-07 43rd Avenue reaches its final, ninth floor. The 108-room hotel, developed by Prakash Patel with Triborough Construction Service Inc. serving as the general contractor, is among the five new hotels under development in the Queens Plaza/Court Square district. The 59,411-square foot building is designed by Michael Kang Architect. The firm was also behind the design for the seven-story, 162-room Comfort Inn built at 42nd Road and Crescent Street, which, in 2003, became one of Long Island City’s first hotels. Although the spring 2016 completion date indicated on this project’s board is unrealistic, construction seems to be moving at a reasonable pace. Completion in the second half of the year seems probable.

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42-43 27th Street. Looking southeast. All photos by the author.

Foundations Nearing Completion at 42-43 27th Street, Long Island City

The mid-rise interior of Long Island City’s skyscraper district at Queens Plaza/Court Square is about to get another addition in the form of a six-story, eight-unit building at 42-43 27th Street. The builder, New York Fast General Construction, lives up to their name as construction is moving at a rapid pace. When we last checked in at the beginning of March, excavation was only starting. Now, a month and a half later, more than half of the foundation walls in the basement are complete, with metal rebar ready for assembly of the ground floor.

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10-27 47th Road

Schematic Drawings Posted of Four-Story, Three-Unit Residential Project At 10-27 47th Road, Long Island City

Back in February, YIMBY reported on applications for a four-story, three-unit residential building at 10-27 47th Road, in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City. The site’s two-story predecessor has since been demolished, and schematic drawings have been posted on-site, The Court Square Blog reports. All of the apartments in the 5,000-square-foot project will be duplexes, averaging a spacious 1,667 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. The structure, as seen in the drawings, will be topped by a roof terrace. Ascent Development is behind the project, while Hudson Square-based Jorge Mastropieto Atelier is the architect. Excavation has not yet begun, but completion is expected in January of 2017.


11-30 45th Road

Six-Story, 24-Unit Residential Project Rises at 11-30 45th Road, Long Island City

In February, foundation work was underway for the six-story, 24-unit residential building at 11-30 45th Road, in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City. Now, construction is up to the third floor of the project, according to The Court Square Blog. The structure will measure 31,729 square feet, with residential units averaging 931 square feet apiece. The apartments could either be large rentals or good-sized condominiums. Amenities include a 14-car parking garage on the ground floor and a rooftop recreational enclosure featuring outdoor space. Century Development Group is the developer, while Flushing-based Raymond Chan Architect is behind the design. Completion is expected in mid-2017.



41-08 Crescent Street, looking southwest. Photos by the author unless indicated otherwise.

Site Cleared for 17-Story, Mixed-Use Building at 41-10 Crescent Street, Long Island City

The 30,102-square foot lot between 41-02 and 41-10 Crescent Street, under the permit address of 41-08 Crescent, has been cleared for construction of an 189-foot-tall, 17-story mixed-use residential and hotel project. It is being developed by Forte Italia LLC, with Bayside-based Park Side Construction Builders serving as the general contractor. Dan Ionescu Architects is in charge of the design. The site is owned by Flushing-based TPEC Management. Completion is anticipated in 2020.

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