Actor James Gandolfini, who passed away on Wednesday, was known for his Jersey roots and apartment in Tribeca. But back in 1988, the 26-year-old “Jim” was a transient aspiring actor, one who “never had his name on a lease, never paid more than $400 a month in rent and never lived in one place more than 10 months,” according to an old Times article. Some of his old neighborhoods included Hoboken, Astoria, the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Park Slope and Flatbush. “Moving to me, is no big deal,” he told the Times. “I have a system down. I throw everything in plastic garbage bags and can be situated in my new place in minutes. Without my name on a lease, I’m in and out. I have no responsibilities.”
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On September 17th, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by a majority of delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. One framer, Rufus King, had traveled to the Pennsylvania event from his family farm in Jamaica, Queens. The statesman’s career was only beginning at the time, and he went on to serve four terms as […]
Flushing 33-80 162nd Street Broker: Laffey Fine Homes Price: $1,599,000 Saturday, 2:30 – 3:00 pm GMAP Jamaica Estates 187-16 Cambridge Road Broker: Chous Realty Group Price: $975,000 Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm GMAP Kew Gardens Hills 144-41 76th Road Broker: Laffey Fine Homes Price: $859,000 Sunday, 3:00 – 5:00 pm GMAP Rego Park 99-31 64th […]
In 1931, workers excavated the north side of Northern Boulevard just west of Little Neck Parkway. The boulevard, formerly known as Broadway and also as the Flushing and North Hempstead Turnpike, was being widened to its present condition as the Automobile Age was in full flower. However, a cemetery containing remains of Matinecoc Indian families, […]
Brokerage firm aptsandlofts.com released a teaser site for LIC’s under-construction mega development, QLIC. The website doesn’t offer much, just a submission form to express your interest in the building. The tower won’t be ready for occupancy until early 2015, so they’re really jumping the gun. QLIC will rise 21 stories and hold 421 rental units. […]