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Long Island City

27-07 43rd Avenue

Nine-Story, 108-Key Hotel Begins Rising At 27-07 43rd Avenue, Long Island City

The planned nine-story, 108-unit Hyatt Hotel at 27-07 43rd Avenue, in Long Island City, is now one floor above street level, according to The Court Square Blog. The building will measure 49,590 square feet in total. The developer, Prakash Patel, originally planned a residential project for the site, but filed new permits in 2014 for a hotel. The building is now expected to be complete in early 2016, and Michael Kang is the architect of record.


22-12 Jackson Avenue

11-Story, 186-Unit Building Planned At 22-12 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City

Adam America and MSD Partners have acquired the development site at 22-12 Jackson Avenue, in Long Island City — a few blocks south of Court Square stations serviced by the 7, E, M, and G trains — for $43.5 million. According to Crain’s Business, the developers plan to construct an 11-story, 186-unit mixed-use building measuring 210,000 square feet. A 5,000 square-foot retail portion is planned for the ground floor, and both ODA and Issac & Stern are designing. A small single-story structure must first be removed.


37-29 33rd street queens

Permits Filed: Residential and Manufacturing at 37-29 33rd Street, Long Island City

Long Island City’s mixed-use district was originally engineered to create a mix of retail, apartments and light industry, but new construction manufacturing space is rarely developed in the waterfront neighborhood once filled with factories. But today, one developer filed plans for a mixed-use building with apartments and ground-floor manufacturing at 37-29 33rd Street, in a subdistrict known as Dutch Kills.

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5-25 47th Street

Four-Story, 14-Unit Residential Building Filed At 5-25 47th Road, Long Island City

Joseph Palumbo’s Rising Developers Group has filed applications for a four-story, 14-unit residential building at 5-25 47th Road, in Long Island City, a couple blocks in either direction from the G and 7 train stops. The building will measure 14,780 square feet, which means the units, possibly condos, will average a spacious 1,055 square feet. Alfredo Fredericks is the applicant of record, and an existing single-story warehouse must first be demolished.



45-08 23rd Street

Excavation Begins At 45-08 23rd Street, Site Of Four-Unit Mixed-Use Building, Long Island City

Excavation has begun at 45-08 23rd Street, in Long Island City, where Mary Rera is planning a three-story, four-unit mixed-use building, according to The Court Square Blog. Specific square-footage breakdowns are unavailable, but the entire structure, mechanical space included, will measure 6,000 square feet. Schematics were posted on-site late last year, and Edward Hicks is the architect of record.


42-83 Hunter Street

Rendering Up For Eight-Story Residential Building At 42-83 Hunter Street, Long Island City

Last December, YIMBY posted applications for Lions Group’s eight-story, 15-unit residential building at 42-83 Hunter Street, in Long Island City, and now The Court Square Blog has spotted on-site renderings of the project. The building will measure 12,335 square feet, which means units will average roughly 820 square feet. Jon Yung’s My Architect is the architect of record, and the site’s former single-story building has been removed. Excavation appears imminent, and completion is slated for Spring 2017.



27-21 44th Drive

Schematics Posted For 26-Story Mixed-Use Building At 27-21 44th Drive, Long Island City

Demolition of the old single-story warehouse at 27-21 44th Drive, in Long Island City, is now complete; the site will soon yield Silvercup Properties’ 26-story, 115-unit mixed-use building, which YIMBY reported on in 2014. Now The Court Square Blog notes the first on-site rendering has been posted for the nearly 110,450 square-foot building. On the ground floor, 6,095 square feet of retail is planned, and completion is slated for late 2017, with GF55 Partners serving as the architect of record.


27-45 Jackson Avenue

18-Story, 176-Key Hotel Under Construction At 27-45 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City

Concrete and steel beams are up to the fourth floor of Aloft Hotel, a 176-key hotel project at 27-45 Jackson Avenue, in Long Island City, The Court Square Blog reports. The development will span 68,160 square feet on the thru-block lot, featuring an 18-story tower on Jackson Avenue and a thinner eight-story counterpart on Hunter Street. Gene Kaufman is designing and Nissim Seliktar is listed as the property’s owner. Completion is expected in Spring 2016.