The 82nd Street Partnership is overseeing a commercial renovation at 37-49 82nd Street, between Roosevelt and 37th avenues in Jackson Heights. According to them, the work will encompass a restoration of the facade, windows, sign, awning and lights. After a meeting yesterday with the Landmarks Preservation Commission the design is going back to the drawing board. According to Seth Taylor at the 82nd Street Partnership, “We have to make some revisions to our design to fully restore the facade.” Stay tuned for a rendering!
Looking for something to drool over this morning? Then head over to Kinfolk Magazine’s design profile of this classic seven apartment in a Jackson Heights prewar co-op. Here are a few details on the couple’s renovation and design process:
After moving in, their goal was to restore and simplify the previous owners’ modern additions to “bring the bones back to the feeling of the 1920s.” They restored the cupboards, redid the wiring, resurfaced the walls, refinished the floors, added some wainscoting, repaired the bathroom tiles, and that was only the start. Once they’d rebuilt the skeleton, they set about decorating with a mishmash of antiques from different eras.
The result is pretty gorgeous, with historic elements throughout and a bit of a modern, lived-in touch. We also love that kitchen. Oh, to have a classic seven in Jackson Heights…
Last Friday morning, Jackson Heights residents and local pols rallied in front of the 79th Street Starbucks because the coffee chain has been dumping trash all over the street. DNAinfo attended the rally, where residents claimed that for several years Starbucks has left open bags of coffee grinds, food and other trash around the street oftentimes for 12 hours or more. The store manager declined to speak with Council Member Daniel Dromm on the matter and hasn’t been responsive to resident complaints.
The Starbucks did receive a summons in January 2013 for a dirty sidewalk and paid it in full. Residents are asking that Starbucks arrange trash pickup along 37th Avenue particularly to avoid problems with the residential buildings next door. According to a Starbucks rep, “We’re looking into this immediately and making sure that our standards are being followed.”
An unfinished development site is on the market at 37-59 81st Street, in Jackson Heights. It’s asking $13,000,000. The 5,600-square-foot lot, right off Roosevelt Avenue and close to the 82nd Street 7 train stop, already has major development plans in place. According to the listing, plans include two seven-story towers, one designated for residential use and the other for a hotel. Both buildings include commercial space. DOB permits say the design is by Michael Kang Architect.
Construction’s already finished on the building foundations, the basement and the ground floor. It’s unclear to us how long the unfinished structure has been sitting there. If you know any more info about the site in question, hit up our tipline.
There will be movies from around the world — and around the corner. On March 4th, the fourth annual Queens World Film Festival will kick off a six-day moving image rampage of everything from feature films to shorts. Attendees can check out a dazzling selection of foreign flicks from such exotic ports of call as Belgium, Iran, India, Spain, Kosovo, Switzerland and Vietnam and enjoy the work of 18 borough-based auteurs. Like-minded films will be blocked together and will roll at Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image, The Secret Theatre and Nesva Hotel in Long Island City and PS 69 in Jackson Heights. The fun starts with an opening night party featuring the world premiere of the director’s cut of the of 2014 Academy Award-nominated documentary The Act of Killing. Directed by English-born Joshua Oppenheimer, the movie portrays his country’s national guilt potentially exhumed by a love of movies.
This Saturday, March 1st, the Jackson Heights Beautification Group is hosting its Spring 2014 Tree Giveaway. They’ll be giving away free trees on the corner of 35th Avenue and 69th Street from 11 am to 1 pm. Register for your free greenery right here. And keep an eye out — the New York Restoration Project is hosting free tree events throughout Queens through May, check out all the dates and locations right here!
There’s a new building renting at 37-53 75th Street, right off Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights. There are six full-floor units, all three and four bedrooms. The three-bedroom units are asking $2,950 a month, four bedrooms are asking $3,600. Here’s what the listing says: “All new appliances and fixtures, brand new tiled floors. Each unit is bright with light and views, enjoy one unit per floor, and an absolutely stunning private roof deck with the three bedrooms.” Click through to see some photos of the interior space.