Word on the street is that there are plans to convert a long vacant building on 48th Avenue into a boutique hotel and steakhouse. I have no idea who the developer and proprietor will be, so I have categorized this story as a rumor. I also have no idea on the timing, design, price points, etc. In other words this is another mindless, vapid LICtalk story about a maybe. But it’s also a welcome kernel coming during a short term LIC news vacuum. So I will let you the reader fantasize about, and embellish upon what this new project will be. I for one, envision a massive presidential suite for assignations, a VIP room in the hotel lounge for me and Lenny Kravitz, and a beluga-stuffed, double-cut porterhouse generously topped with white truffles and washed down with a quart of Screaming Eagle. Now that, is a great shabbos!
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JP saysMarch 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm
I’m thinking more like a Holiday Inn and an Outback Steakhouse.
Anonymous saysMarch 14, 2013 at 6:16 pm
You are thinking the wrong neiborhood !
Anonymous saysMarch 14, 2013 at 4:52 pm
DOB records only show residential with commercial below..but they could always amend and change.
“APPLICATION FILED HEREWITH TO CHANGE OCCUPANCY FROM M1-4 TO MIX USE WITH R7-A AND COMMERCIAL USE ON 001. TWO STORY VERTICAL ADDITION AT ROOF ADD PARKING IN CELLAR.”
Z saysMarch 14, 2013 at 9:00 pm
I like the steakhouse part, but would be happy to keep all the tourists up near the bridge.
Ro saysMarch 15, 2013 at 9:22 am
I hope JLS Design is only the architect of record and not the designer. See their website to see what I mean.
JP saysMarch 15, 2013 at 9:59 am
Interesting stuff you all dug up, here is some more:
it sold in February 2009 for around $250/sq.ft. The purchase price was $13.5 MM and the mortgage is $11.5 MM. The purchasers/lenders are Tria Stein LLC, Revx-570 LLC,
Tria Stein LLC has a mailing address on Borden Avenue
Anonymous saysAugust 1, 2013 at 7:50 pm
I spoke to the developer just today & the hotel is only a rumor. It will be rentals.
ZZ saysSeptember 15, 2015 at 2:20 pm
It’s now been 2 years since the last message, and the building hasn’t changed a bit. No hotel, no rentals, no steakhouse! does anyone know what’s happening here?