Someone’s laughing all the way to the bank: A 57,000-square-foot industrial building at 57-54 Page Place in Maspeth has sold for $39.5 million, according to a story in National Real Estate Investor. The seller, NATMI Truck Terminals, acquired the seven-acre parcel back at during the market lows of 2009 for just a hair under $9.2 million, according to Property Shark. Timing is everything!
Open House - Saturday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM $560,000
58-22 57th Dr, Maspeth
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
2 Family, Detached Home,Near Transportation, Convinient To All! 4 Bedrooms, Dining Rm, Living Rm, 2 Kitchens, 2-5 Baths, Office Space, Laundry Rm, Handicap Access, Nice Size Patio, Wood Floors And Much More! This Is A Must See!! See This Property »
Open House - Saturday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM $409,000
76-18 69th Pl, Maspeth
1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms
Mint 1373 Sq.Ft. Condo On Penthouse Floor With Indoor Parking! This Unit Has It All! Verify All Sq.Ft. & Common Charges See This Property »
Sometimes we just like to travel around Queens via Google Maps, looking at various neighborhoods. The other day while moving around the Addisleigh Park/Jamaica border, we spotted what looked like solar panels on a warehouse. Turns out it’s the building that houses J. Sussman Inc, a window business (GMAP). They feature this fact on their website’s home page:
In 2010 J. SUSSMAN, INC. installed a solar photovoltaic array to offset 100% of its electrical energy load. The array is composed of 546 Schott panels and 1 Satcom Powergate Plus 100 Kilowatt inverter. It produces a peak power outlet of 125.58 killowatts of direct current and was designed to produce 143,027 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually.
On Thursday, January 31, New York State DOT is holding a Public Information Meeting regarding phase 1 of the Kosciuszko Bridge reconstruction. More specifically, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has applied for a permit a for temporary dewatering during construction of the Kosciuszko Bridge in Queens.
Image source: sakraft1 on Flickr – Mt. Zion Cemetery in Maspeth
Narratively, publisher of fascinating stories, has for us the story of demographer Moses Gates and his adventures visiting all 2,167 census tracts in NYC. A census tract is “a geographic creation of the United States Census Bureau, designed to break the country up into bite-sized chunks of about 4,000 people each.” Demographers love them because it’s an small enough area to analyze effectively (compared to zip codes, which can contain a huge number of people).
Queens isn’t often recognized for its architecture, but we do have plenty of fascinating buildings. Actually, it’s fitting that some of the most noteworthy architecture in the borough reflects our incredible cultural and religious diversity. Here’s a look at some of the churches, temples, and other houses of worship that punctuate our neighborhoods with beauty.
In Whitestone, the futuristic St. Nicholas Orthodox Church (GMAP) is all curves: there’s a metallic barrel roof, oval windows and accents, and a bulbous, bright blue onion dome. The Russian Orthodox house of worship was designed by Sergey Padukow of New Jersey and built in 1968, and continues to catch our attention with its retro spaceship design. (more…)
Passing through Queens on such major arteries such as the Long Island Expressway, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway or the Jackie Robinson Parkway, you can’t help but notice an abundance of cemeteries in Queens. Although there are definitely more living than deceased residing in our borough, it’s staggering to know that millions of souls have been laid to rest here. (more…)