Elmhurst’s Bravo Condominium, at 40-07 73rd Street off Roosevelt Avenue, is looking mighty lonely. Signage out front says the building holds seven one-bedroom units, twenty-one two-bedrooms, and three three-bedrooms. Listings, however, are nowhere to be found online — a Re/Max broker told us over the phone that units are being listed exclusively. He said that 11 apartments are available, although no sales of the other 45 are reflected on public records. He also reported that no one’s moved in yet. We dug up this thread from last summer where one commenter said this: “That so-called luxury condo, “Bravo,” is as silly a construction as I’ve ever seen. Residents could literally reach out and touch the elevated subway if the windows opened….Seriously, the 7 train is no more than 15 feet away from the apartment windows. There don’t look to be any physical amenities in the way of gardens, greenery or even potted plants. I can’t imagine these things selling, even at deep, deep, deep discounts. And the condo market seems to be just fine in the area.” Anyone know what’s really going on here? 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, […]