Long Island City’s Queens Plaza district is about to add 41-07 Crescent Street to its roster of new properties, as the nine-story apartment building wraps up construction. The Fogarty Finger-designed project shed its facade scaffolding last month, revealing a red brick facade with staggered bays of floor-to-ceiling windows.
QLIC, the Perkins Eastman-designed project at 41-42 24th Street in Long Island City, is virtually complete as construction wraps up its final stage. Some of its 421 apartments are already occupied, and the rest are waiting for their tenants.
While developments from Downtown Brooklyn to Hudson Yards are transforming skylines and making headlines, smaller scale projects are also capable of altering neighborhood paradigms. Along Queens Boulevard, in the borderlands of Woodside and Sunnyside, this is now the case, and new buildings are changing a former no-mans-land into an increasingly popular neighborhood.
Earlier this year, YIMBY reported on applications for a four-story, five-unit residential building at 428 St. Marks Place, in St. George on Staten Island, and now the developer is demolishing the site’s dilapidated 2.5-story wood-frame structure, DNAinfo reports. Developer Anthony Guglieri is currently taking the project through ULURP and plans to begin actual construction in 2016. The project will measure 4,675 square feet in total, and units will be condos, averaging 853 square feet each. A 410 square-foot retail unit will take up the ground floor. Frank Martarella’s Staten Island-based Think Design Architecture is the architect of record.
Back in September, renderings surfaced of a Morris Adjmi-designed eight-story, six-unit mixed-use building at 258-260 Bowery, in Nolita, and now Premier Equities has acquired the development site for $10 million, according to Commercial Observer, in a deal brokered by RKF. The planned development will total 23,500 square feet, and retail space, totaling 6,610 square feet, will span the cellar through second floors. The upper floors will house condominiums. Residential square footage hasn’t been announced or filed. So, unit sizes aren’t yet available. Demolition began over the summer on the site’s former three-story building.