A townhouse in Dutch Kills was just put on the market for $5.5 million according to a lengthy article about it in The Wall Street Journal. A former Queens firehouse purchased in 1981 by the seller, it underwent a major expansion and renovation 10-15 years at a stated cost of roughly $1 million, which puts it in a class by itself among the old vinyl-sided housing stock, low-slung industrial buildings, and new hotels and apartment towers typical of the neighborhood.
The current owner, Megan Dees Friedman (and spouse), who has obviously seen a lot of changes to the neighborhood (and LIC), since moving in, purchased the home for $115,000 and was a former model back in the 60’s who worked with her triplet sisters. Per the WSJ, it would set a record for Long Island City if it sold anywhere near the asking price. Will it?
//LIC Arts Open is open! Starting today and thru Sunday, check out the full schedule below.
//HOW about a pedestrian bridge between LIC and Greenpoint? Sure, why not, but let’s start with a party for it. A design firm is holding a kickstarter campaign kick-off party for just such a project tomorrow evening. Check out the details on the party and the concept in the link below.
A Queens Firehouse Goes From White Elephant to Cash Cow – it only took 37 years
Megan Dees Friedman; Dutch Kills Homeowner and Former Model – photo shoots w/ her sisters
LIC Arts Open – the definitive guide
Timber Bridge at Long Point Corridor Launch Party – guests will have the opportunity to experience the Timber Bridge with a 360 virtual reality presentation
Mu Ramen Expanding to DC Area – Mu for all and all for Mu
Souvenir Shop Owner Has Real Love for LIC – LIC, NYC, what’s the diff?
Xi’an Famous Foods on Jackson Ave is Hiring – in case you know of anyone