Tons of work is going down at the one-story commercial space at 78-02 Northern Boulevard, on the corner of 78th Street. (An old PropertyShark photo shows us that once upon a time, this was a Mandee’s clothing store.) DOB permits call for a full gut and rehab and the architects listed are Architect’s Loft, PLLC. So what’s to come? We haven’t heard back from the architecture firm and attempts to get in touch with the building owner were unsuccessful as well. The most we know is that the owner, who is associated with Queensboro Toyota, plans to rent the space out. Considering the extent of the renovation we’d guess they already have a tenant in mind. Anybody know? UPDATE: A commenter notes that this will become an Auto Zone. GMAP
Here’s a cool video of the artist Borbay painting a commissioned piece of the Pepsi Cola sign along the Long Island City waterfront. At his website, he goes through the entire process with details and photos, and the final product is impressive indeed. Thanks to Curbed, who first posted the video.
The demolition saga goes on at the former 5Pointz warehouse. The Court Square Blog spotted scaffolding up around the buildings on Jackson Avenue, which means those structures are soon to go. Demolition began in the rear and the middle of the site — work mostly wrapped there earlier this month. It looks like the actual […]
Frank’s Pharmacy already reopened in Jackson Heights after a devastating fire caused the longtime business to relocate, but this Saturday will be the grand opening celebration. The Queens Gazette shares that a ceremony will take place from 12:30 pm to 1 pm; it’ll include a ribbon-cutting by owner Frank Buonagurio and speeches from state Senator […]
Take me out to the Fall Fest. Take me out to Paint Nite. Don’t expect peanuts and crackerjack, but Citi Field is ready to rock during two upcoming events. On October 26th, the Mets home stadium’s field level concourse will host four hours of trick-or-treating, photo opportunities with Mr. and Mrs. Met, costume contests, pumpkin-carving, apple-dipping, […]
Halloween-inspired fright fests mix with presentations by Johnny Mathis, George Clinton, former NYC Comptroller Alan Hevesi, and Bollywood star Nandita Das. There’s also a plethora of live jazz and pumpkins and a premiere celebration of National Chemistry Day. Here’s the rundown, broken down into comedy, education, music arts, outdoor and fall events. COMEDY Oct. 23, […]