PLOT E in Hunters Point South, step up to the plate. You’re the latest debutante to be presented for gawking at by the LIC community. Oohs and ahhs and a little poking and prodding before a tall steel tower is erected for eternity on your vacant tract.[Read more…] about The Plot Thickens, The Bud Burns in LIC
THE Hunters Point section of Long Island City took the second spot on a Top-10 list of ‘Neighborhoods to Watch’ compiled by StreetEasy. The ranking was based on the greatest increases in searches from 2022 to 2023 on StreetEasy among buyers and renters.[Read more…] about We’re Number Two, Woo!
THE headline above is a surefire way to deter clicks. The innocuity of once again announcing rezoning plans for Long Island City, is the equivalent of Situational Awareness Day (Sept. 26, sorry you missed it). Especially in 2023. We’ll get to the ‘Why’ in a moment, as for the Who/What/Where here we go.[Read more…] about New Rezoning Plan Slated For Long Island City
TRAILERS holding precast concrete planks have been using the center lane(s) of 48th Avenue between Vernon Boulevard and 5th Street, as a staging area for a building being constructed two blocks away.
This has been going on for over two months, and recently what had been 3-4 trailers has turned into 7-8 trailers which are now parked double-width, as you can see from the photo above. Furthermore, “these trailers don’t have the cabs attached, so there are two stanchions that come down and sit on the pavement and the compression weight of the material on the trailers is making big dents into the brand new street” according to a post on a building website. Some of these stanchions have wood blocks underneath to spread out the load – an acknowledgment, I guess, that the weight can potentially damage the roadbed – but some do not. And as mentioned, this street was newly paved 8 weeks ago![Read more…] about Construction Trailers Using 48th Avenue As Staging Area
WHILE many in LIC are in the midst of a summer slumber during the August work slow down, the local real estate business is in full swing. Whether it be the the sight of cranes swinging and the sounds of hammers banging, or the less visceral headlines of buildings sprouting and transactions happening, Long Island City continues to hum.[Read more…] about Real Estate Cranks Through The Summer In Long Island City