Author: emarshall

Permits filed for new 7-story mixed-use building on Astoria Boulevard

July 9, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Permits have been filed for the construction of a 7-story mixed-use building in Astoria. The building located at 23-29 Astoria Blvd., between 23rd Street and Crescent Street, would be 69 feet tall and feature 10 residential units and commercial space. The plans call for a building that would be… Read more »

Op-Ed: The benefits of the City of Yes Housing proposal

June 27, 2024 By Richard Khuzami Most of the media coverage regarding the City of Yes zoning changes, regarding increasing housing, are focused on the negative response from many of the Community Boards from the outer boroughs, especially those especially distant from Manhattan (as of today, we have seen no coverage of CB1 Queens approval… Read more »

LIC-based Modern Spaces named exclusive marketer for Astoria luxury condominium

June 19, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The Long Island City-based real estate firm Modern Spaces has been assigned as the exclusive marketing and sales team for the residential project the Marina Astoria. Located at 30-05 Vernon Blvd., the Marina Astoria is a boutique luxury condominium with 67 units available, ranging from studios to three-bedroom units…. Read more »

Astoria tops as only Queens neighborhood in NYC experiencing largest growth in rental inventory: report

May 17, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The Queens neighborhood of Astoria experienced the third-largest year-over-year increase in rental inventory in April 2024, according to a report by the real estate listing information site StreetEasy. Rental inventory in Astoria rose 47.1% year-over-year, from 936 in April 2023 to 1,377 in April 2024. The only neighborhoods to… Read more »

Thai restaurant in Astoria named best halal restaurant in the borough

May 6, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The Queens Chamber of Commerce, the oldest and largest business association in the borough, announced Friday that the winner of its inaugural “Queens’ Best Halal Restaurant Competition” was the Astoria modern Thai fusion restaurant Nur Thai. In celebration of the restaurant’s distinct honor, Nur Thai, located at 31-01 34th… Read more »

Top-prize-winning Take 5 ticket sold at Astoria store

Apr. 23, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The New York Lottery announced Tuesday that a top-prize-winning ticket for the Take 5 evening drawing was sold Monday, Apr. 22, at an Astoria store. The ticket, valued at $33,378, was sold at Metrocare Pharmacy Inc., located at 21-12 36th Ave. The winning Take 5 numbers are drawn from… Read more »