After an announcement this January that Joe Abbracciamento Restaurant is closing on Woodhaven Boulevard, DNAinfo reports that the final day of service will be this Sunday. The Italian spot, open in the neighborhood for more than six decades, is closing because the owners are retiring. It is possible that owner John Abbracciamento may open a smaller restaurant someday in the future.
Since the closing announcement, the restuarant received an outpouring of support and has served thousands of people. As a diner told DNAinfo: “It will be missed. It was part of this town.”
This one-bedroom condo unit comes from 63-93 Woodhaven Boulevard in Rego Park. There is a decent amount of space at 758 square feet; we especially like the roomy kitchen, although the cabinets could use a bit of a facelift. More or less the apartment looks to be in good shape — especially those wood floors. The ask comes in at $279,000.
This news just in from Project Woodhaven’s Twitter: the restaurant Joe Abbracciamento at 6296 Woodhaven Boulevard will close on March 2nd. The Rego Park restaurant serves Italian food and has mostly good reviews on Yelp. According to Project Woodhaven, Joe Abbracciamento is closing because the owners are retiring. GMAP
DNAinfo reports that Atlas Projects Inc. plans to build a 15-story residential development at the former site of the Goldfingers strip club, 92-77 Queens Boulevard. The club closed down back in 1999 after a number of complaints from residents and local pols. The developers picked up the parcel for $40,000,000. While there are no plans solidified yet, the development will likely be around 105,000 square feet, with about 100 apartments and as much as two stories of retail space. The former strip club building (now vacant) and the nearby car wash will be demolished soon.
This 11th floor condo unit at 62-54 97th Place, in Kew Gardens, is pretty standard. We especially like all the corner windows and the terrace space. This particular condo building includes a doorman, concierge and gym; the unit also comes with an underground parking spot. For two bedrooms and one-and-a-half-bathrooms: $538,000. What say you?
New York YIMBY spots permits by Vornado Development to build a 24-story and 314-unit residential tower above the Rego Park Shopping Mall. Vornado announced plans to build the 290,000-square-foot residential addition to the mall, which it also owns, this summer. As YIMBY says, “The permits are fresh, so work is just about to begin; no completion date has been announced.” The project is expected to cost between $100 and $120 million.
Aptsandlofts.com just listed rentals at Saxon Hall, a 417-unit complex in Rego Park at 62-60 99th Street. The listing says this: “Renovated apartment featuring an open modern layout. New Kitchen and Baths and most apartments come with balconies.” Treetop Development forked over $85,200,000 for the building this summer and planned to invest another $5,000,000 in interior and exterior upgrades. Exterior upgrades include improvements to the facade, electricity, plumbing, roof, elevators, lobby and hallways. Treetop didn’t intend to evict current renters but planned to upgrade apartments as they became vacant. The upgrades, as you can see in the new listings, include stainless steel appliances, Caesarstone counter tops, modern bathrooms, new cabinetry and hardwood flooring. The one- and two-bedroom units available are priced between $1,615 and $2,353 a month. There’s an open house this Saturday from 1 to 2:30 pm. GMAP
Youth Made Media, a program sponsored by the City Parks Foundation, just kicked off its fall semester in Queens. Youth Made Media offers young people, ages 13 to 19 from low-income communities, an opportunity to gain experience in video and audio production, media literacy and new media. They work out of the Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center in Rego Park. This year, 30 past participants of the program were hired as peer educators. Around 430 middle school and high school students as well as 130 adults participate annually in the program, which is located in all five boroughs. Debrasue Lorenzen, the Director of Education for City Parks Foundation, expects 45 students and an additional 25 adults this year in Queens. The fall semester runs from late September through December 20th, with the spring semester running from January to early June.
A sizable construction fence is up at 91-11 Metropolitan Avenue, just one block east of Woodhaven Boulevard and on the border of Forest Hills and Rego Park. What’s to come? A 9,505-square-foot, one-story commercial building. The development will also have 28 parking spaces, according to DOB documents. The project architect, SBLM Architects, has designed tons of retail and commercial spaces. David Nicholson of SBLM tells us that construction has started, and the firm has not released any renderings of the building in question. GMAP