Astoria In ‘Boom’


Two new high-rise apartment buildings owned by G&M Realty will reach 48 and 41 stories and include over 1,000 units, plus retail space, a pool, gym and communal lounge. Artist studios and affordable apartments will be set aside in the luxury buildings at 22-44 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City that stand where an abandoned building came to be known as 5Pointz, a massive canvas for graffiti artists and major attraction for fans of the genre. The development is slated to open at the end of this year. 
Photo Vinny DuPre Two new high-rise apartment buildings owned by G&M Realty will reach 48 and 41 stories and include over 1,000 units, plus retail space, a pool, gym and communal lounge. Artist studios and affordable apartments will be set aside in the luxury buildings at 22-44 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City that stand where an abandoned building came to be known as 5Pointz, a massive canvas for graffiti artists and major attraction for fans of the genre. The development is slated to open at the end of this year. Photo Vinny DuPre Residential development is booming in Astoria, where construction cranes have been seen on numerous sites.

The neighborhood is taking on a new look, with residential towers and renovated housing units rising above new retail space and some of the most popular restaurants, retail and supermarkets in the area.

Food Emporium and Apartments for Urban Professionals


33-19 Broadway, soon to be Amylos, a new restaurant owned by property owner John Arvantis, who is also proprietor of the popular Omonia Café (32-20 Broadway). The brand new, four-story building features a glass-enclosed ground floor space for the restaurant and three floors of high-end residential units. This used to be the site of Uncle George’s Taverna, which closed its doors in 2013. 
Photos Vinny DuPre 33-19 Broadway, soon to be Amylos, a new restaurant owned by property owner John Arvantis, who is also proprietor of the popular Omonia Café (32-20 Broadway). The brand new, four-story building features a glass-enclosed ground floor space for the restaurant and three floors of high-end residential units. This used to be the site of Uncle George’s Taverna, which closed its doors in 2013. Photos Vinny DuPre The good news for longtime patrons of the C-Town Supermarket that was on the 2900 block of Broadway is that a supermarket will open soon at the same location as part of a five-story mixed residential/retail development. The new supermarket will be a Food Emporium, run by the same family who ran the C-Town that occupied the previous structure. “We’re definitely coming back,” a supermarket source said. “We will be back with a brand new store at the same location.”

Plans filed with the city Department of Buildings (DOB) called for expansion of the formerly one-story structure to a five-story building that will feature two ground floor retail spaces and an underground parking facility for 32 vehicles.


C-Town reimagined: Food Emporium and apartments coming to the new development on Broadway, between 30th and 29th Streets. C-Town reimagined: Food Emporium and apartments coming to the new development on Broadway, between 30th and 29th Streets. According to plans filed with DOB, the second floor of the building will feature 20 residential units, the third floor will have 25 residential units, and there will be 15 residential units on the fourth floor. The fifth, or penthouse level, will feature six residential units with terraces. There will be a mix of studios, 1- and 2- bedroom apartments, according to Citi Habitats, which is marketing and leasing the new building to be known as “Astor Broadway.” Plans also call for a roof deck with outdoor gym and barbecues.

According to the plans, the development will offer a total residential area of at least 14,000 square feet. The average apartment size will be approximately 700 square feet.

The developer has not released a completion date for the project. It was to have opened by last fall, but is still under construction.

Plan 11-Story Development for Jackson Avenue

The Circle F Capital development group has filed plans to develop an 11-story, mixed-use building at 22-43 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City – less than a block from the 5Pointz development.

Plans show the development would feature 71 residential units on floors 2 through 11, three ground floor retail spaces, a business center, meeting room and gym. Plans also show that some of the residential units would feature a terrace and balcony.

Circle F acquired the property, formerly a headquarters for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, for approximately $35 million in 2016.

No further details have been released.

Tower to Rise at 29-09 Northern Boulevard

Developers have filed plans for a mixed use high-rise at 29-09 Northern Boulevard in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City.

The site is just minutes from the Queens Plaza transportation hub and the E, M, R, N, W and 7 subway lines.

The 355-foot-tall building will feature 55,590 square feet of residential space with 82 apartments and 10,120 square feet of commercial space on the ground, second and third floors.

Second and third floor residential units will feature mezzanines, and tenants will have access to a fourth floor recreational area and storage space for 41 bicycles.

Zand Development LLC has not announced an estimated completion date for the project.

New Ditmars Residential Building

The owners of a parcel at 22-10 47th Street in Astoria announced plans to develop a three-story residential building at the site located near Ditmars Boulevard.

The parcel has been vacant for more than a decade and has been used intermittently for parking.

The 35-foot-tall building will feature a total of 5,220 square feet with three apartments averaging 1,237 square feet each.

The development will also feature a single-vehicle parking garage and two off-street parking spaces.

The building is located 14 blocks from the Ditmars Boulevard N and W subway lines and is within walking distance to the MTA Q69 bus line which stops at 31st Street and Ditmars Boulevard and the Queens Plaza transportation hub.

A completion date has not been announced.

Four-Story Residential Building At 30-75 32nd Street

The parcel owner, Holding LLC, filed plans on December 19 to develop the new residential building at 30-75 32nd Street.

The plans call for a 50-foot tall, four-story building at the site, with 4,875 square feet of residential space and an undisclosed amount of space for a shared laundry room in the cellar.

The building will feature one apartment on the first floor, two apartments on the second and third floors, and two apartments on the fourth floor. One of the fourth floor apartments will feature a second-level penthouse space, according to the plans.

The building will be located less than two blocks from the elevated N and W subway lines, the Q102 MTA bus line, and is within walking distance to the 30th Avenue retail strip and “restaurant row.”—Liz Goff, Annette Hanze

  
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