NEWS & PRESS

  • Independent pharmacy to open in Court Square in early 2018

    An independent drug store is opening in the Court Square section of Long Island City, in an area that residents claim lacks stores offering basic necessities. City Chemist, a drugstore with locations in Brooklyn and Long Island, will open a 5,200 ...

  • Checking in on Long Island City’s 54-story rental tower by Rockrose

    The redevelopment of the Eagle Electric warehouse in Long Island City has made significant progress since the residential building broke ground early last year. New construction site photos by NyConstructionPhoto reveal that the 54-story skyscraper has since topped out, and is currently being ...

  • Indie Food & Wine restaurateur coming to Linc LIC at 43-10 Crescent Street

    Restaurateur Shaunna Sargent, Director of Operations at Indie Food & Wine in Lincoln Center, will be opening a restaurant in the northern retail space at Linc LIC, 43-10 Crescent Street, The Court Square Blog has learned. The source spoke on ...

  • Book Culture to Open New Store in Long Island City

    Book Culture on West 112th Street. Book Culture on West 112th Street.DNAinfo/Emily FrostCOURT SQUARE — Book Culture, a popular book store with three locations on the Upper West Side, will open its first shop outside of Manhattan in Long Island City, ...

  • Long Island City Grows Ever Skyward

    Justin Elghanayan stood on a roof, gazing at a forest of half-built towers. "For a long time this neighborhood was about what will be," said Mr. Elghanayan, the president of Rockrose Development, "and now I think it's about what is." ...

  • Rockrose lands $255M in construction financing for 790-unit LIC tower

    Rockrose Development secured $255 million in construction financing for its planned 54-story apartment tower at the former Eagle Electric building in Long Island City. Bank of America provided the loan for the site at 43-22 Queens Street in the Queens ...

  • Toby’s Estate Coffee featured in Interior Design Magazine

    Toby’s Estate Coffee, located at 26-25 Jackson Avenue, has been featured in Interior Design Magazine’s “International Top 10 Coffee Shops” coverage. “The site’s 40-foot-high ceilings allow wagon-wheel chandeliers to descend through exposed timber joists, illuminating a statuary marble counter and ...

  • The Power 100

    Rockrose Development Corp. spent 2016 continuing its transformation of Long Island City, Queens.  The 51-story Hayden, the tallest residential building in Queens and the largest 80/20 project outside of Manhattan, began leasing its 974 luxury apartments, the beginning of a transformation ...

  • Full Reveal: 26-19 Jackson Avenue

    We last checked in on 26-19 Jackson Avenue in March when we peeked inside at construction going on at the former site of See.Me art gallery. Last week, construction crews took down the sidewalk shed, revealing the new interior of the space, ...

  • Rockrose, Spitzer land anchor tenant at Alexander Court in downtown D.C.

    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has officially signed on as anchor tenant at Alexander Court, the multimillion-dollar renovation and combination of two downtown D.C. office buildings, after months of speculation of a deal in the works. The law firm's D.C. ...

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