Articles on Long Island City

Find Your Perfect Long Island City Home at Canvas

Long Island City is quickly becoming unrecognizable from its industrial past and more desirable than ever before. The many condominiums popping in the over the area have transformed the surroundings, infusing the area with new modern additions and high-rise homes such Canvas.

Boutique Condominium in Long Island City Still Has Available Apartments

Just last year, a sleek new condominium joined the ever-growing Long Island City luxury market at 47-05 5th Street. The new development holds 21 apartments total and although sales began in 2016, there are still homes available. 

2014 Year End Roundup: The 5 Biggest Stories for NYC's New Constructions

2014 has been a pretty solid year with a whole lot of brand new projects making headway.  With new constructions going at this pace, New York’s skyline is on track for a pretty neat transformation — and with projects in Brooklyn and Queens on thr rise, especially around the waterfront, the attention isn’t just focused on Manhattan anymore.

 

A New Story in Astoria: Astoria Cove and The Hallets Point Projects

 

Over recent years, Queens has become increasingly more attractive to Manhattan developers starting projects in the outer boroughs. Long Island City has been at the center of many of the developments, and now developers are betting big on Astoria.

Queens Districts Shift and Swell, Home Prices Soar

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Queens home prices have increased more than 10 percent for the first quarter of 2014 compared to first-quarter data for 2013, according to a report published by real estate firm Douglas Elliman. Major developers are redefining the typical Queens neighborhood. Queens communities that were once industrial and residential wildernesses that framed Manhattan's burgeoning landscape are turning into New York's yuppie hubs of the future. 

 

East River Waterfront - Development Update

Domino Sugar Factory Rendering

TF Cornerstone's Long Island City megadevelopment East Coast has been massively successful in urbanizing the once industrial Queens waterfront. The 21-acre development consists of 7 buildings at the site of the former Pepsi-Cola bottling plant. 4 are already complete-- and they're renting faster than expected. 

Demolition of 5Pointz Temporarily Suspended

5Pointz Long Island City

We thought it was over for Long Island City’s 5Pointz when New York’s City Council approved plans for the demolition of the so-called “Graffiti Mecca.” However, a recent lawsuit filed by a lawyer representing the artists resulted in a federal judge granting a 10-day restraining order to the group. This last-ditch effort is halting any construction on the site until at least October 28th.

Simply Irresistible: Long Island City Attracting Manhattan Developers

Long Island City from Manhattan

And the next stop on the lucrative New York City real estate rocket train—which is shooting at extraordinary speeds down the tracks of development—is… Long Island City!