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    Dan Doctoroff and Olympiad 2024 logo

    Former Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff is trying to bring the Olympic Games to New York City. Again.

    But this time, his eyes are on Sunnyside, Queens.

    Doctoroff wants to put a deck over the rail yards and build an Olympic stadium there. His plan also includes thousands of housing units for the athletes, as well as a convention center. He first had the idea to bring the Olympics to the city in the 1990s, and attempted to draw the 2012 summer games to the Big Apple, proposing the site now known as Hudson Yards. [more]

  • From left: 18-21 Cornelia Street and 1726 Woodbine Street in Ridgewood

    From left: 18-21 Cornelia Street and 1726 Woodbine Street in Ridgewood

    Tenants living in 36 rent-regulated units in six buildings in Ridgewood, Queens are fighting to retake their home from private equity firm Stabilis Capital.

    The properties, located at 1821 and 1896 Cornelia Street, 1726, 1673 and 1675 Woodbine Street and 18-14 Linden Street have appealed to the city to back them up on charges that Stabilis has allowed the buildings to fall into disrepair. [more]

  • 18-33 41st Street

    18-33 41st Street

    A pair of unnamed investors have purchased the Steinway Mansion for $2.6 million. [more]

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    From left: Stephen Siegel, 450 Rockaway Parkway (Credit: PropertyShark) and Philip Eisenberg

    During the real estate boom of the last decade, the government-supported mortgage giant Fannie Mae took direct equity stakes in at least three majority affordable-housing portfolios in New York City, sources told The Real Deal. That’s two more than previously known. [more]

  • LaGuardia Airport

    LaGuardia Airport

    Developer David Marx plans to raise a $40 million AC Hotel by Marriott near LaGuardia Airport as the transport hub gears up for a $2 billion redevelopment of its own. [more]

  • 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]

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    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]

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    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]

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