03/26/13 2:00pm

Pan American Hotel

With more than 15 hotels opened since 2006, hotel developers have certainly placed their bet in LIC. Less expensive than Manhattan, good transportation, views of Manhattan skyline, etc.. etc.. we know the list. DNAInfo covered the topic last May, saying “A surge in construction over the past several years has brought both budget-friendly and upscale lodgings to Long Island City with several more on the way, enticing tourists and businessmen alike with their proximity to Manhattan, comparatively lower prices and stunning skyline views.”


08/24/12 3:00pm

Image source: NYDN

The proposed hotel in Edgemere, Far Rockaway is still making news. The NY Daily News reports that the city missed out on a chance to purchase the property at Rockaway Beach Blvd and Beach 44th St (GMAP), which could have been made part of the Edgemere Urban Renewal Plan. In the words of City Councilman James Sanders Jr., “The city fell asleep on this one.” (more…)

08/14/12 3:30pm

Image source: shibainu on Flickr

When a developer faces resistance from both local residents and politicians, the chance of a building being built can be, well, low. Neighborhoods like Astoria and Long Island City have had local support and have thus seen rapid development that has dramatically transformed the areas. A plan to erect a 12-story hotel on a residential block on 186th St. has, not had that kind of support, with both local residents and politicians opposing the plan, and the plan has been rejected by the city.

Developer Mayflower Business Group had proposed to build the hotel at 61-27 186th St directly across from a number of one- and two-family residences. (more…)