8 Court Square Rises Above Street Level at 27-10 44th Drive in Long Island City, Queens

Construction is rising at 8 Court Square, a 20-story residential tower at 27-10 44th Drive in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Hill West Architects and developed by 25-34 Jackson Avenue Property Owner LLC, the 224-foot-tall structure will yield 107,377 square feet of residential space spread across 157 units, as well as 10,170 square feet for commercial space. Cauldwell Wingate Company is the general contractor for the property, which is bound by Jackson Avenue to the northwest, 44th Drive to the northeast, and Thomson Avenue to the west and south. Werwaiss & Co filed permits for the project in early March 2020.

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Basquiat Family Announces Exhibition of Rare Works at the Starrett-Lehigh Building in Chelsea, Manhattan

For the first time, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s family has organized a show of rare and never-before-seen works since the artist’s untimely death in 1988. The family has partnered with internationally acclaimed architect David Adjaye to design the exhibition, which launches April 9 at the Starrett-Lehigh Building, at 601 West 26th Street in West Chelsea.

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Permits Filed for 120 Beach 116th Street in Rockaway Beach, Queens

Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 120 Beach 116th Street in Rockaway Beach, Queens. Located between Rockaway Beach Boulevard and the Ocean Promenade Belle Harbor, the lot is within walking distance of the Rockaway Park – Beach 116 Street subway station, serviced by the A and S trains. Beach 116th Promenade LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.

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Excavation Set to Begin for Queens’ Tallest Building at 27-48 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City

Excavation is set to begin at 27-48 Jackson Avenue, the site of a potential 811-foot-tall skyscraper in the Court Square district of Long Island City, Queens. No architect, developer, or building function has been revealed yet for the project, which YIMBY first covered last March after Federal Aviation Administration obstruction evaluation permits were filed due to its proximity to LaGuardia Airport. Alternatively addressed as 43-01 Queens Street, the rectangular plot is located between Orchard and Queens Streets and formerly served as a 25,000-square-foot open-air parking lot owned by Building Orchard LLC.