Permits have been filed for a seven-story commercial building at 25-41 Borden Avenue, in Hunters Point, Queens. The site is just a few blocks away from a rail yard that functionally separates the area from the rest of the neighborhood. The Hunters Point Avenue subway station is five blocks away, serviced by the 7 train. Eight blocks away is the 21st Street Subway Station, serviced by the G trains. The site is right by the Newtown Creek, which marks Queens’ border with Brooklyn. An anonymous LLC is behind the applications.
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Permits have been filed for a nine-story residential building at 45-57 Davis Street, in Long Island City, Queens. The project is just a block away from Court Square, serviced by the 7 train, and end of the line for G trains. Court Square-23rd Street is just four blocks further, and is serviced by the E and M trains. The subways allow for a quick commute directly into Midtown Manhattan. Solomon Feder, of Brooklyn-based Velocity Framers USA, will be responsible for the development.
Financing has been secured for a new eleven-story conversion at 25-11 49th Avenue, in Long Island City, Queens. The site was sold to Normandy Real Estate Partners and Keystone Equities in September 2016 for $39.1 million, at over $200 per buildable square foot. The rendering reveals their plan is to refurbish the existing two-story facility, build up eight stories along half the extant area, while using the other half of the roof for green space.
Earlier last week, YIMBY got the opportunity to see the mountainous Midtown neighborhood, the rising towers in Queens, and the Upper East Side from the penthouse of 252 East 57th Street. The full-floor apartment had two terraces on the Northwest and Southeast edges of the building, from which we were given an eye-to-eye look at several high-rises on the rise.
Permits have been filed for a four-story, 612-seat public elementary school at 1-35 57th Avenue, in Queens. The project comes as part of the redevelopment of the formerly-derelict Hunter’s Point South neighborhood, along the East River. The area has been activated over the last decade thanks to several residential towers and the HPS Park, alongside a new ferry terminal, which is just a four blocks away from the proposed school. The Vernon Boulevard Subway Station is also eleven blocks away, serviced by the 7 train. The New York City School Construction Authority will be responsible for the development.