Here’s a listing for a two-bedroom, one-bath co-op with sunroom in one of our favorite Jackson Heights apartment buildings, Laburnum Court. This is one of only a handful of buildings in Jackson Heights with fireplaces. It also has a foyer, French doors between the dining and living rooms, high ceilings, oak floors inlaid with mahogany and maple, a shared garden, and lots of light from all four directions. The preview page for the listing says it’s a fixer-upper; unfortunately there are no interior photos, so we don’t know if the apartment has all its original details, but it does have the original 1920s fireplace. The building is close to the express trains and requires 10 percent down. The maintenance is $787. The one obvious drawback: The unit is on the first floor. Given that it needs some work and is on the first floor, what do you think of the price of $375,000?
37-16 80th Street [MPC Properties] GMAP P*Shark
On Monday, the City Planning Commission gave the go ahead to the the five-building residential complex proposed for the Astoria waterfront. That means, as Crain’s reports, “the project with its proposed 1,698 residential units can now begin the roughly six-month public review process.” The plan moving ahead includes 295 units of affordable housing, a public […]
Q’Stoner reader Lisa sent along this wonderful photo of herself at the 1964 World’s Fair, then revisiting the same spot 50 years later. You can click through to see the full-sized shots. Yesterday, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Fair, and we will continue to celebrate into May. If you have any World’s […]
The 21-story, 421-unit rental building under construction at 41-42 24th Street now has a name. The developers, the World-Wide Group, dubbed it “QLIC” — a name, according to a press release, “chosen to celebrate the flourishing Long Island City neighborhood.” The developers also selected aptsandlofts.com as the exclusive leasing agent for the studio to three […]
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The anticipation was tremendous. Exactly 50 years ago today, the 1964 World’s Fair kicked off with an inauguration featuring a speech by President Lyndon B. Johnson. To commemorate this historic event today, NYC Parks opened the New York State Pavilion for three hours this afternoon. More than 5,000 spectators waited in line to see this remnant and […]