Some additional details about Kaufman Astoria’s 36th Street plans
The NY Daily News reported on some of the plans Kaufman Astoria has for 36th Street, beyond gating it off to pedestrians and vehicular traffic (they will turn that into a back lot). One of their idesa is to build a luxury hotel with a restaurant on an empty parking lot on 36th Street. Condos or rental apartments might be built nearby, too. This could be good for local business but it also might complicate the parking situation. Lots going on in this part of Astoria!
The joys of Sunnyside, Queens
We’re fond of this video of Sunnyside, Queens – we hope you enjoy it, too!
Woodside Cafe gets a visit from Serious Eats
We are always happy to see good reviews of the Woodside Cafe, which makes some of the tastiest Nepali food in Queens. The Serious Eats folks stopped by and enjoyed musta palu ($3.50), which are “salted, roasted soybeans tossed with mustard oil and chili powder, and served with large slivers of raw garlic and ginger”; anta ko roti tarkari ($6.95), which “matched spicy roasted potatoes with cold pickled radish”; and steamed vegetable momos ($5.95), which are extremely delicious. If you get the chance to go to Woodside Cafe, definitely take it!
Woodhaven was hit by a tornado in 1895
We came across this amazing set of images on Pinterest (follow QNYC here), depicting the aftermath of a tornado that came through Woodhaven in 1895. The captions read:
“1. View on Rockaway Avenue, showing Schaeffler’s house, near which Mrs. Petroquien was killed. 2. Soliciting contributions for the relief fund. 3. Panoramic view, showing wrecked schoolhouse. (From photographs by J.H. Hare, The Illustrated American Photographer.)” Written on border: “July 27, 1895.”
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Image source: NYPL Digital Gallery
Five27, a new luxury condo building, is coming to LIC
We learned about Five27, luxury condos coming to LIC. This is a low rise building – only four floors, with 27 units. Modern Space is the marketing and sales agent. The building will be located at 5-27 51st Avenue in Long Island City (GMAP), and there will be one-, and two-bedroom residences available, ranging from 490 to 1368 square feet with prices starting at $395,000. Some of the design elements include large windows, white-oak flooring with white-wash finish, stainless steel appliances, and there will also be a landscaped roof, fitness center, bike parking, and on-site parking. Sales will commence in April.