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    Rendering of Hunter’s Point South

    The de Blasio administration is moving forward with the planned 30-acre, $100 million Hunter’s Point South development project in Long Island City, Queens.

    The city’s Economic Development Corp. issued a request for proposals for the final portion of the job Friday, which includes the construction of a new waterfront park, roads, water mains and sewer lines that will support up to 5,000 units of housing. [more]

  • From left: Ben Weiss, Greg Corbin and 89-16 175th Street, Queens

    From left: Besen & Associates’ Ben Weiss, Greg Corbin and 89-16 175th Street, Queens

    A six-story mixed-use property in Jamaica, Queens has sold for $15 million. [more]

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    From left: Stephen Preuss, Adelaide Polsinelli, Donna Reardon and Bill Seto

    From the May issue: The Flushing real estate scene was once considered a niche market for Asian communities. But in the past few years, the tide has turned. [more]

  • Site at 25-19 43rd Avenue (Source: GMAP)

    Site at 25-19 43rd Avenue (Source: GMAP)

    Ekstein Development’s 86-unit residential project in Long Island City is on the move, now that permits have come in.

    The nine-story project at 25-19 43rd Avenue in Long Island City will rise 99 feet and measure about 68,145 square feet. The residences will be condominiums. [more]

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    5-41 47th Road in Queens

    Condos in a three-unit building, located in a mixed-use Long Island City property at 5-41 47th Road, are now up for sale. [more]

  • 14-33 31st Avenue in Queens

    14-33 31st Avenue in Queens

    Permits have been filed with the city’s Department of Buildings to construct a residential building at 14-33 31st Avenue in Queens, in between Astoria and Long Island City. [more]

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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]

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    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]

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    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]

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    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]

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    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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