The single-family landmarked house at 34-24 86th Street, in Jackson Heights, just sold for $940,000 according to DNAinfo. Beaudoin Realty Group listed the property for $979,000 and it entered contract a few weeks later after a number of bids. Built in the 1930s, it comes with five bedrooms, crown molding, hardwood floors, and a large backyard with a fig tree. Unfortunately we couldn’t find any interior photos, but the broker states that it’s “in good condition in terms of what one of those houses looked like when they were built.” Since these types of single-family homes rarely pop up on the Jackson Heights market, they go quickly around similar prices as this particular property. The average cost for a single-family in the area is $622,455.
The Jackson Heights market is heating up! According to DNAinfo, the third quarter of this year brought in the highest number of apartment sales the neighborhood has seen in five years. More than 110 apartments were sold during the third quarter, roughly 43 percent more than during the same quarter last year. The biggest spike in sales was for postwar co-ops, considering that these units tend to be cheaper than the prewar co-ops in the area. DNAinfo reports that “the average cost of prewar co-ops was $271,000, and postwar buildings averaged $197,000.” Home sales in Jackson Heights saw a boost, as well — the price of a single-family home cost around $485,000 last year, a similar home now sells for around $647,000. Home sales, however, remain low in comparison to the prewar co-op sales.
Jackson Heights Life reports that a Key Food is taking over the Trade Fair supermarket at 75-07 37th Avenue, between 75th and 76th Streets. There seems to be some debate on whether or not residents are excited for the grocery store outpost, but it looks like Trade Fair won’t be greatly missed. There’s no news on when, exactly, the businesses are going to change over. GMAP
This looks like quite the ideal starter apartment! The one-bedroom co-op at 33-35 81st Street, in Jackson Heights, isn’t showing off anything too grand, and the bathroom and kitchen definitely need upgrades. But overall it looks spacious and well kept; it’s also a corner unit that looks over the building’s garden. The asking price? $164,500. No word on monthly maintenance.
There’s been a lot of back and forth, and a bit of controversy regarding the proposed Jackson Heights-Corona BID, but the 82nd Street Partnership just announced “overwhelming support” for the proposal. According to the Partnership, “Over 200 businesses and property owners and more than 1,000 residents have signed their support.” Businesses and residents cited a desire for a cleaner and safer neighborhood as their top reason for supporting the BID. The proposed BID, shortened from its original incarnation, would span from 82nd Street to 104th Street along Roosevelt Avenue. Many immigrant owners of small businesses spoke against the proposal with concerns that their businesses would be replaced with chain stores. BID proponents stress the need for safety measures, better lighting and general cleanliness along the avenue.
We love the curves on this one-bedroom co-op from the Belvedere in Jackson Heights. The rounded entryways make this apartment, already very large, look even more airy and spacious. And it all looks well maintained, to boot. Anybody know what the maintenance is like in this building? Tack that on to an asking price of $259,500.
We just got word via Jackson Heights Life that Samudra, at 75-18 37th Avenue, is now open. The above photo is from when the space was under construction in September. Here’s what the Jackson Heights Life commenter has to say about the sit-down vegetarian restaurant: “Just stopped in for a snack — hoping to get the GF out in a day or two for a full meal — but the idly and chat was very tasty, spicy as requested and the management could not be nicer. They also have more veggie curries and non-south Asian options than Dosa Delight or other local pure veggie places. I’m on their team already.” Anybody else tried it out?
The photo above comes from Jackson Heights Life, where commenters are discussing the Downtown Natural Market under construction on 37th Avenue between 84th and 85th Streets. This is the new, much larger location for the health food store located across the street. According to Jackson Heights Life, the new location will be open by the end of the year.