Queens-based property owner Singh Satrohaugn has filed applications for twin two-story, two-family houses at 134-26 155th Street, in Rochdale, Queens. The neighborhood is just a few blocks from the northern fringe of JFK International Airport. The new buildings will each measure 4,043 square feet and their full-floor apartments should average a family-sized 1,347.5 square feet apiece. Amenities include laundry facilities in the cellar and a total of two off-street parking spots. South Ozone Park-based RLD3 Engineering is the applicant of record. The 8,000-square-foot plot was occupied by a single-story house until 2015.
Queens-based Parker Greenfield LLC has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit mixed-use building at 42-07 Bell Boulevard, located within the commercial center of Bayside, Queens. The structure will measure 7,673 square feet. The ground floor will host 2,232 square feet of commercial-retail space, followed by three residential units across the two upper floors. The apartments should average 997 square feet apiece, which means they will likely boast family-sized configurations. It’s unclear whether they will be rentals or sold as homes. Long Island City-based Carusone & Cherres Architects is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide property is currently occupied by a deteriorating two-story mixed-use building. Demolition permits were filed in 2014. The Long Island Rail Road’s Bayside station is two blocks to the north.
Northwell Health (formerly the North Shore-LIJ Health System) has filed applications for a two-story, 38,191-square-foot research building at 59-25 Little Neck Parkway, in Little Neck, Queens. The facility will feature a café and storage area/warehouse on the ground floor, followed by a business offices and laboratories on the second floor. Jeffrey Zutz’s NoMad-based Flad Architects is the architect of record. The 250-foot-wide, 56,000-square-foot property – bound by Little Neck Parkway, 59th Avenue, and 260th Street – is currently vacant. Until 2015, it was occupied by a two-story office building.
The owners of the New York Islanders – Scott Malkin and Jonathan Ledecky – have reportedly been in talks for the past few months with the owners of the New York Mets – Sterling Equities – to build a new hockey arena adjacent to Citi Field, in Willets Point, Queens. The New York Islanders aren’t fond of their current home at Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, after negotiations failed to address some issues with the venue, like poor ice quality and seats with obstructed views, Bloomberg reported. Oak View Group has been tasked with consulting duties. It’s unclear where the new hockey arena would go, but the likely location would be immeadiately to the west of Citi Field where a parking lot exists. The location would be easily accessible to the Mets-Willets Point Station on the 7 train and the Long Island Rail Road.
A hospitality haven is rapidly rising at the northern fringe of Long Island City, in an area that overlaps into Dutch Kills to the east and Ravenswood to the west. Despite its convenient location just minutes away from Midtown via subway, the neighborhood north of Queens Plaza was largely ignored by the city and developers for most of the 20th century. During that time, local street character ranged from quiet residential enclaves to fenced-off commercial and industrial facilities to seedy, crime-ridden nooks that the casual visitor best stay away from. Since Long Island City has become one of the city’s hottest neighborhoods, a dozen hotels sprung up within its northern portion, with several more currently in progress. Upon completion, the 10-story one at 29-12 40th Avenue, which will be run by a yet-to-be-announced operator, would bring 75 rooms to the booming neighborhood.