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Maspeth 54-51 65th Place Broker: Premium Properties Price: $615,000 Sunday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm GMAP Hollis 109-62 196th Street Broker: Victory Express Realty Court Price: $579,000 Saturday, 12:00 – 2:00 pm GMAP Glendale 77-03 62nd Street Broker: Coldwell Banker Phillips Price: $459,000 Sunday, 12:00 – 2:00 pm GMAP Jackson Heights 35-06 88th Street Broker: MPC […]
I am a milestone maven, eagerly seeking out the mile markers placed in the colonial and postcolonial eras along major roads. In early 2013 I found out about the Post Road 12-mile marker embedded in the stone fence at Isham Park, I found the three and five mile markers along Ocean Parkway, and even did a […]
Yes, more drama surrounding the affordable housing at Astoria Cove! Crain’s reports that the Department of Housing Preservation and Development made a map-reading error when calculating the affordable housing requirements at Astoria Cove. Initially, Alma proposed to allocate 20 percent of the units to households making no more than 80 percent of the area median […]
Yesterday the HPD, New York State Homes & Community Renewal and the Bluestone Organization cut the ribbon at new affordable housing development Norman Towers, at 90-14 161st Street in Jamaica. The nine-story, two-building development holds 100 apartments — seven studios, 72 one-bedroom units and 21 two-bedroom units, as well as a two bedroom for the […]
New Digs in Long Island City [NY Times] City Docks Rockaway Ferry, Residents and Electeds Fight Back [NY1] City Scraps Plan for Homeless Shelter in Rockaway [Capital] Giant Drill Bit Narrowly Misses Packed F Train [PIX 11] Ridgewood Resident Starts Beer Society in Neighborhood [Queens Courier] Instagram Account Focuses on Trash Problem in Astoria [Queens […]