THERE is nothing more important than proximity when it comes to exercising. Between inertia and the multitude of distractions in the 21st century, convenience is the key to a successful and thriving Rec Center. Thus when it was pointed out to me that ‘Yes indeed, there is a plan to build a Rec Center in the LIC Waterfront Master Plan,’ I couldn’t help but feel tremendously disappointed in looking at where it’s tentatively slated to be.[Read more…] about Rec Center Slated For LIC Waterfront, But…
The Waterfront Master Plan was unveiled by the developers last week at a Community Board meeting according to the LIC Post. The details are a little hazy, but big picture they are asking to build up to 12 million square feet comprised of 30 to 60 story towers and a 50/50 split between commercial and residential usage.
In return for this request the developers have offered space for three schools and half a million square feet for arts and culture and similar uses. The proposal will also use a quarter of the total 28 acres for open space and include a pedestrian/bike bridge over Anable Basin at 5th Street.[Read more…] about Waterfront Master Plan Revealed, It’s Not So Masterful
THE New York Times published an article in the real estate section this Sunday about city folk moving to the suburbs in light of coronavirus. That’s pretty standard fare and unlike the pandemic itself a story like this comes as zero surprise, as do the basic anecdotes and rationales of those fleeing. Nevertheless it spurred me to write down my predictions for what effect the virus will have on Long Island City real estate, a subject I’ve been mulling over since the shutdown began.[Read more…] about What Does The Coronavirus Mean For LIC Real Estate?
SO, a prospective proposal from the group of developers putting together the Anable Basin LIC Waterfront Master Plan was leaked yesterday in an article in the local news sight Patch. The main rendering accompanying the story shows a whole slew of densely-packed massive towers including one that could potentially be 76-stories high.[Read more…] about Long Island City Waterfront Master Plan Proposal Leaked
LONG Island City is undergoing a major transition, as it recovers from Mardi Gras and prepares for St. Patty’s Day. A week in the change hasn’t been too onerous on me, as I’ve given up broccoli for lent. Plus the days are getting longer and the weather is moderating as it usually does in winter’s finale. So please no coronavirus blah blah blah.
Making life even sweeter in LIC, is a real estate article in The Wall Street Journal affirming why this neighborhood is the best to live in in the 21st century:[Read more…] about Views, Water, Time: The Luxury Of LIC Real Estate