ACCORDING to an article this weekend in Crain’s, The Harrison, a 27-story/120-unit condominium in Court Square, is 60% sold despite the fact that it won’t be completed until June, and thus doesn’t even have a model apartment to exhibit. In addition, the article mentions that all 33 condos in The Marx are sold.
The latter building is located on the Astoria/LIC border across the street from the Kaufman Studios. Heretofore I’d refer to this as a no-man’s land, yet the theme of the article is how the existence of our local movie studios is attracting businesses and residents to the neighborhood. While I think it’s difficult to attribute and isolate the residential growth in Long Island City from that which would have naturally gravitated here, the snowball effect on ancillary business is both tangible and significant as the story makes clear. Keep that in mind the next time 18-wheelers and portable dressing rooms temporarily occupy a streets worth of parking spots in LIC.
//KIMONO MY HOUSE is playing live tomorrow night (Wednesday) at LIC Bar at 8pm. Guitarist in the band is LIC father Mark Goetz. See them now so you can say to friends when they headline MSG ‘Oh yeah, I used to know them back in the days when they played the local…’
Studios Have Brought an Economic Boom to Western Queens – hooray for Hollywood
New Cadillac Ad Filmed on Center Boulevard – check out the video, look familiar?
7-Train Shut Down Every Weekend in March – plus part of Oct/Nov too
Deli/Grocery Coming to 27th Street in Court Square – more deli than grocery me thinks