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  • Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City

    Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City

    A planned weekend walking tour of Queensbridge Houses, the city’s largest public housing complex, has residents concerned about crowds of tourists invading their privacy. [more]

  • 34-12 36th Street

    Kaufman Astoria Studios at 34-12 36th Street

    Kaufman Astoria Studios is gearing up to add a new 18,000-square-foot sound stage to the film spot’s 500,000-square-foot lot. [more]

  • Local Queens troublemakers

    Queens-based troublemakers

    WEEKENDEDITION A fight over chicken coop ownership rules has recently broken out in Queens.

    Forest Hills resident Sylvia Saye made a $2,500 home for a dozen chickens in her backyard in order to feed her daughter free-range, hormone free eggs. According to Saye, her neighbors are now telling her that they want the chickens to go. [more]

  • From left, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Ravenswood Houses

    From left, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Ravenswood Houses

    WEEKENDEDITION Amid safety concerns, the Ravenswood Houses in Astoria will receive a new lighting system, updating a decades-old dilapidated system.

    Residents at the New York City Housing Authority complex say the old bulbs had grown so dim that they no longer felt safe coming home at night to the 2,167-unit complex, which houses roughly 4,500 residents. [more]

  • 62-96 Woodhaven Blvd. in Queens

    62-96 Woodhaven Blvd. in Queens

    WEEKENDEDITION Shortly after a famous Rego Park eatery shuttered its doors, a developer has made plans to tear down part of the building it occupied. [more]

  • Flushing Commons rendering

    Flushing Commons rendering

    Developers the Rockefeller Group and TDC Development have pulled together $313 million to finance the first phase of their Flushing Commons project.

    F&T Group, of which TDC is a subsidiary, and Rockefeller raised the capital, topping up a $235 million loan from Starwood Property closed at the end of March with an additional $78 million. The latest round of financing includes debt and equity capital. [more]

  • Rendering of a luxury condo in Queens

    Rendering of a luxury condo in Queens

    The average sales price of a home in Queens jumped more than 10% in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same quarter last year, according to a new report from Douglas Elliman and Miller Samuel.

    The average price of a Queens home was $429,544, up from $389,420 the year before, according to the quarterly report. This marks the highest first quarter result since 2008. [more]

  • Queens Village shopping center on Hillside Ave.

    Queens Village shopping center on Hillside Ave.

    The City Council approved a zoning change Thursday that would allow a Queens Village shopping center to bring in giant brand-name retail stores. [more]

  • 14-01, 14-07 and 14-19 Broadway in Long Island City

    14-01, 14-07 and 14-19 Broadway in Long Island City

    Two developers have teamed up to build a 76-unit condominium in Long Island City after buying a development site with 78,000 square feet of buildable space. [more]

  • 34-12 36th Street

    Kaufman Astoria Studios at 34-12 36th Street

    Kaufman Astoria Studios President Hal Rosenbluth wants to leverage the 500,000-square-foot complex as an anchor for real estate development in the neighborhood. [more]

  • From left: Far Rockaway boardwalk and Greg Clancy

    From left: Far Rockaway boardwalk and Greg Clancy

    A city official at the head of the Rockaways boardwalk rebuilding project is stepping down and moving into the private sector.

    Greg Clancy, a senior vice president of capital programs with the Economic Development Corporation, began working on the boardwalk project last year and will depart April 16 to join RXR Realty as vice president of development, he told DNAinfo. His departure follows that of former EDC president Seth Pinsky, who RXR hired last year. [more]

  • Rendering of 41-21 24th Street

    Rendering of 41-21 24th Street

    Developer Joseph Ciampa’s Packard Square West development, slated for 41-21 24th Street in Long Island City, will soon be the latest residential building to pop up in the bustling Court Square area.

    The development is to measure 64,219 square feet in total, with 100 percent of the space devoted to residential use. The 11-story building’s 88 units will most likely be rentals. Excavation on site is already underway and completion is slated for 2015. [more]

  • From left: Justin Kinslow and 30-56 35th Street

    From left: Justin Kinslow and 30-56 35th Street

    A three-bedroom, fully-customized townhouse has set a new record for rentals in Astoria, Queens, The Real Deal has learned. [more]

  • Hunter's Point South towers wrapped in orange netting

    Hunter’s Point South towers wrapped in orange netting

    A contractor squabble over the delivery of $13 million worth of windows for Long Island City development Hunter’s Point South may delay the completion of construction’s first phase. [more]

  • 46-30 Center Boulevard

    46-30 Center Boulevard

    A new apartment listing at the View in Long Island City now tops the list as the priciest condominium offering in Queens. [more]

  • Elmhurst Hospital at 79-01 Broadway

    Elmhurst Hospital at 79-01 Broadway

    Elmhurst Hospital kicked off the opening of the medical facility’s new Women’s Pavilion Friday, a 17,370-square-foot outpatient facility located across the street from the main hospital. [more]

  • 70-35 113th Street

    70-35 113th Street

    Forest Hills’ former Parkway Hospital may soon return to the auction block now that the previous successful bidder has fallen behind on payments.

    An LLC named after the 70-35 113th Street site won out in a January foreclosure sale with a $22 million bid, and paid the obligatory 10 percent down at the time, Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz’ office told DNAinfo. But according to a spokesperson for Koslowitz, the company has since missed deadlines to pay the remainder of the balance on Feb. 10 and March 10 — despite an extended closing date. [more]

  • From left: Rendering of Willets Point, 41-60 Main Street and rendering of Flushing Commons

    From left: Rendering of Willets Point, 41-60 Main Street and rendering of Flushing Commons

    The Flushing Landmark building at the heart of the bustling Queens neighborhood hit the market for $92 million last month, the latest in a recent flurry of commercial sales and development at the end of the No. 7 train. [more]

  • 21-41 45th Road, Long Island City

    21-41 45th Road, Long Island City

    Reproductive health service and education provider Planned Parenthood of New York City will open its first Queens center next year. [more]

  • Goldman-Fishman-LIC-Klein

    From left: Lloyd Goldman, Jeff Fishman, 47-25 34th Street (Photo credit: PropertyShark) and Steve Klein

    A partnership of two companies affiliated with Lloyd Goldman’s BLDG Management sold a massive three-story industrial property in Long Island City on Friday for $60 million — barely one year after buying it for $40.7 million. [more]

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