Work has commenced at the Hunters Point library site. The gate was open and several men were erecting a green wooden scaffold about 10-feet from the perimeter. If all goes according to plan it should be completed in two years and be the centerpiece of Center Boulevard.
//It’s not just public works that are being constructed, here in LIC the residential building boom continues unabated. The 70-story tower I put down as a maybe, more likely is the 783-unit, 54-story Eagle Electric conversion Rockrose announced in July whose visuals YIMBY revealed this week. Even more tangible is the demolition of Gas Trac on Jackson Avenue, which is slated to be an 88-unit, 15-story residential building. Want more? Then how about a 6-story building on Crescent Street containing 55 apartments expected to be finished by the end of 2016? If all these projects get completed, expect there to be plenty of affordable housing in Court Square for the rest of the decade.
//Finally, while we’re talking about the land of plenty, the LIC Post reports that a new gastropub will be moving into the space previously occupied by Communitea. It will be called The Gantry LIC and is being opened by the owners of the LIC Bar. So much for Mies van der Rohe.
Hey readers, it’s Spring Break! I’m off to drink dollar drafts, bake in the sun, and sleep on the beach. See you in a week.
Proposed 70-story Tower 4X Bigger Than It Should Be – details how developer’s can get additional square footage
Revealed: the Eagle Electric Building – the 783-units are the first phase of 2,500 proposed for the site
Demolition Begins (and ends) at Gas Trac on Jackson – thanks to The Court Square Blog
Yet Another New Rental Building Headed to LIC – no explanation necessary
Gastropub to Move Into Former Communitea Location – ahh, but about that backyard
Jimmy Van Bramer’s Cultural Town Hall Meeting – Wednesday, March 18, 6:30pm @ MoMA PS1
Goldman Sachs Contributes $2 Million to LaGuardia Community College – “Mr. Blankfein has developed a personal connection to the school. In 2013, he delivered LaGuardia’s commencement address, during which he discussed his journey from housing projects in East New York, Brooklyn, to Harvard”
Coalition for Queens Receives $1.75 Million Donation – lotsa learnin’ goin’ on in Queens
Meres Moves on from 5Pointz – in the “Where are they now” column