01/18/13 1:00pm

Here is a roundup of properties we’ve featured on QueensNYC this week. There are two co-ops, a condo, and a house in the communities of LIC, Astoria, Bayside, and Beechhurst.

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2-26 50th Ave, #7I, Long Island City, NY 11101 (GMAP) – This 1 bed/1 bath condo at The Yard in LIC is priced at $650,000. One of the thoughtful elements in the building is the use of reclaimed wood from old rail yards, used in the building’s lobby. There is also art hung in the building’s hallways. The kitchen is small but upscale stainless steel appliances are installed. Other amenities include an entertainment room, outdoor garden that includes hopscotch, swings and a see-saw, and a landscaped roof deck with barbecue pits. The location is about equidistant between the Vernon-Jackson 7 subway station (just one stop to Grand Central) and the Hunters Point East River Ferry dock. Gantry Park is also just a block away.

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01/02/13 12:00pm

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We first heard about this on CBS 880 radio this morning, that the House decided to not vote on a Senate-approved $60.4 billion aid package for Hurricane Sandy victims. Not surprisingly, harsh criticism came from local NY politicians, like Long Island Representative Peter King (R-NY) – “This is indefensible. We have a moral obligation to hold this vote.” – and NYC Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) – “It’s unprecedented, disgusting, unworthy of the leadership of this House. They should reconsider or they should hang their heads in shame.” Other words like “heartless,” “betrayal,” and “disgrace” also passed the lips of some representatives, Republican and Democrat alike.

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12/28/12 1:00pm

Here is a roundup of the real estate listings we’ve featured on QueensNYC this week. There are two inexpensive co-ops in Jackson Heights and Corona, and a large house in affluent Beechhurst.

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33-44 93rd St, #6X, Jackson Heights, NY 11372 (GMAP) – This 1 bed/1 bath co-op in Jackson Heights is priced at $129,000. The unit is on the top floor with a renovated eat in kitchen. There is also a dining room. It’s a little over a half mile walk to the Junction Blvd express stop on the 7 train, and is also quite close to the Grand Central Parkway.

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12/28/12 9:30am

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The NY Post reports that pop musician Prince Malik wants a “princely sum” (gotta love those Post puns) for his 7,000 square foot home in Oakland Gardens – 212-06 64th Avenue (GMAP) – a neighborhood in eastern Queens sandwiched between Cunningham Park and Alley Pond Park. He’d like to sell the house for $2.75 million or rent it for $12K a month.

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12/21/12 1:00pm

Here is a roundup of the real estate listings we’ve featured on QueensNYC this week. There’s a three family house, a co-op, and two condos.

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28-18 41st Street, Astoria, NY 11103 (GMAP) – This three family 8 bed/6 bath townhouse in Astoria is priced at $1,399,000. The first floor is a duplex and has 2 bed/2 bath with a backyard patio; the second floor has a 3 bed/2 bath with a balcony; and the third floor has 3 bed/2 bath with cathedral ceilings and a balcony. There’s also a garage and driveway. There are hardwood floors in most rooms, and carpet in some. It is also near 30th Avenue, home to many great restaurants and Greek cafes.

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12/21/12 10:00am

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Here on QueensNYC, we post a real estate listing of the day during the week, to give you an idea of what’s out there in Queens property-buying land. But we’re curious – how many of you are in the market to buy a home, whether it’s a condo, co-op, house, or even an investment property? Are you close to realizing your goal of home ownership or are you still in the dreaming phase? We’d love to hear from you and get your take on the scene. Let us know in the comments or via twitter at @queensnycity.