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.”
The NY Daily News reports that yet another proposed hotel in Queens has raised concern among residents, as the La Quinta Inn chain plans to build on a site at Rockaway Beach Blvd and Beach 44th St in Edgemere, a community located in the Rockaways (GMAP). (more…)
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.