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  • Life in Long Island City, the Country’s Fastest-Growing Neighborhood

    When I was first going to Long Island City, 20 years ago, people would ask, ‘Will you be back tonight?’ ” says Amanda Burden, who directed city planning under Mayor Bloomberg and is at least partly responsible for the startling ...

  • NYC’s next wave of dynasties

    New York City has a long, storied tradition of families shaping its skyline. Family-run businesses like the LeFrak Organization, Tishman Speyer, Rudin Management and the Durst Organization are local legends, known for taking on major development projects and holding on ...

  • Long Island City is undergoing a development boom

    NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - Whichever way you turn in Long Island City, avoiding the sight of construction is nearly impossible. "A sense of place is what makes people actually want to live somewhere," said Justin Elghanayan, the president ...

  • iPark opens at 43-25 Hunter Street

    iPark opens at 43-25 Hunter Street iPark has opened at Rockrose's Hayden building at 43-25 Hunter Street. Signage appeared on the street earlier in the week, as seen in the photo below. Earlier in the month, construction crews did a ...

  • National consulting firm Bates White inks deal for new D.C. office

    Economic consulting firm Bates White LLC will shift its D.C. headquarters within the central business district early next year from Franklin Square to the newly expanded and renovated Alexander Court. The national firm, which has called 1300 Eye St. NW ...

  • Italian restaurant with focus on pizza opens on Jackson Avenue

    An Italian restaurant that focuses heavily on pizza opened its doors yesterday in the Court Square section of Long Island City. Levante, located at 26-21 Jackson Avenue, serves pizza cooked at high temperatures in a wood burning oven as well ...

  • Long Island City Survey Finds Neighborhood Is Hungry for More Restaurants

    Apparently Long Island City is craving more new restaurants. Development group Long Island City Partnership found that 19 percent of the more than 1,300 surveyed residents consider restaurants one of three top pressing needs in the neighborhood, with more than ...

  • Survey Finds LIC Residents Want More Places To Shop

    As nationwide retail sales fell for a second month, there's one neighborhood in Queens where it appears demand for more retailers is on the rise. Our Gene Apodaca has more on this new survey.The Toby's Estate Coffee Roasters, which has ...

  • As opening nears, a look inside 27-26 Jackson Avenue, future home of ‘Sapps’

    Last week, we reported that permanent signage had appeared at the future home of Japanese eatery "Sapps" at 27-26 Jackson Avenue.1 "We're looking at a late August or September opening," owner Shih Lee said to The Court Square Blog. Lee ...

  • Long Island City sees burst of new apartment towers, but restaurants fail to keep pace

    Developers are adding rental units in Long Island City at a blistering pace, but retail space for new restaurants is not keeping up, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Numerous rental towers have already come online, and ...

  • In a Sea of New Apartments in Long Island City, Restaurants Remain in

    Dining options take top spot as the type of brick-and-mortar retail most needed, according to survey. Residents and workers in Long Island City are hungry for more dining options, a recent study showed. Restaurants took the top spot as the ...

  • Uniqlo opening pop-up store in downtown D.C.

    Uniqlo, the super popular Japanese fast-fashion retailer, is finally landing in D.C. proper. The retailer has signed a lease to do a temporary location at 1090 F St. NW in Penn Quarter, which was formerly home to an American Apparel ...

  • 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 ...

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