We are loving the huge windows and finishes in this one-bedroom condo in new build The View Condominiums in Long Island City. The apartment comes with two balconies and a sleek galley kitchen with white lacquer cabinetry and (apparently) granite counters. Designed by Handel Architects, the building includes a 24-hour doorman, fitness room, garage, and concierge. It’s also located behind the landmark Pepsi Cola sign. The listing claims Grand Central is three minutes away by subway and Union Square is 10. Would you pay $818,000 to live here?
Tonight, our very own Kevin Walsh (also Forgotten New York author) and the Greater Astoria Historical Society are hosting a book premiere for Forgotten Queens, a chronicling of New York’s largest borough between the years of 1920 and 1950. The book, officially released yesterday, will be for sale at the party. The event is also […]
A construction fence is up at 30-40 21st Street, right on the corner of 30th Road in Astoria. Here is what’s to come: a seven-story, 62-unit build with 42,499 square feet of residential space. The project architect is TKA Studio. The DOB has not yet issued new building permits, only permits to demolish the warehouse […]
It’s been a long time coming for the Famous Famiglia inside the Roosevelt Avenue subway station, but the pizza chain finally opened today. DNAinfo reports that the joint celebrated its grand opening at 11am and will donate the day’s profits to Elmhurst Hospital’s “Helping Kids Heal” fund. The MTA selected Famous Famiglia to operate out […]
New York native Rabbi Marc Schneier (above left) grew up in a Jewish community wary of outsiders. The scion of a distinguished rabbinical dynasty, his passion for Israel made him suspicious of Islam. Imam Shamsi Ali (above right) grew up in a small farming village in Indonesia and attended Muslim schools in Pakistan and Saudi […]
This one-bedroom, one-bathroom rental comes from a Jackson Heights home at 32-56 76th Street. Since it is on the top floor, you’ve got plenty of angled ceiling details. Otherwise it looks like a straightforward one bedroom, asking $1,500 a month. The price seems high to us considering it’s a ways away from the main Jackson […]