Tag: Real Estate


Development recap: Old Astoria

Development recap: Old Astoria

The following developments are in the pipeline for the Old Astoria and surrounding Neighborhood! All of these are all As of Right. This means they do not require a zoning change. They are building within the existing zoning requirements. Because of this, they are not required to provide Affordable...


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proposed building in astoria

New 3 story residential bldg. 12-19 31st Dr.

Permits have been filed for a three-story residential building at 12-19 31st Drive, in Astoria, Queens. The site is close to the Astoria NYC Ferry pier and is 13 blocks away from the Broadway subway station, serviced by the N and W trains. This will be a 11,440 square...


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New Building at 21st st and 29th ave

New Building at 21st st and 29th ave

Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 28-06 21st Street, in Astoria, Queens. The 74-foot tall structure will yield 11,360 square feet, with 9,750 square feet dedicated to residential use, and 1,610 square feet for commercial use. 11 apartments will be created, averaging 886 square feet...


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Durst and the Astoria Waterfront

Durst and the Astoria Waterfront

Following is an interesting interview with Helen Rose Durst on their investments in Queens. We at OANA want to acknowledge that without Durst’s commitment to the revitalization of our waterfront, the prospects of improved quality of life in our neighborhood would be much more difficult. Rendering of the first...


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Rendering of Queens Plaza Park courtesy of Durst Organization via SkyscraperPage

Durst Clock Tower

The first renderings of Queensboro Plaza skyscraper developed by the Durst Organization at 29-37 41st Avenue in Queens have been revealed. The 751-foot-tall building will  dwarf the clock tower at its base. The renderings show a massive concave tower, sheathed in a glass curtain wall, set back from the rear of the 90-year-old landmarked Clock...


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Halletts Point Building One

Halletts Point Building One

The Durst Organization has provided new renderings of Building One at 10 Halletts Point of the Halletts Point Development on the Astoria waterfront. This building has 405 units, 81 of which are “Affordable”, with rents at 60% of AMI. They also announced the launch of the lottery for the...


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More developments coming to Old Astoria

More developments coming to Old Astoria

A six-story building is coming to 8-29 Astoria Boulevard, mid-block between 8th and 12th streets. Astoria Houses public housing project begins at the end of the block, and Two Coves Community Garden is across the street. The project includes 50 apartments, plus retail and medical offices. of (3,700 square...


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Halletts Point update

Halletts Point update

The NY City Council has found that NYCHA was deprived of needed boiler improvements at their Astoria Houses campus. However, the Mayors office disputed this. Again, we at OANA ask that all parties involved put aside their disputes, and come together for the good of our community. We have...


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Withdrawal of Hallets Point Funding Probed

Withdrawal of Hallets Point Funding Probed

The New York City Council is investigating the withdrawal of $43.5 million in financing from the affordable housing project at Hallets Point, that would also have provided money for boiler repairs at the nearby Astoria Houses, in November 2017, shortly after a public dispute between Mayor Bill de Blasio...


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NEW DEVELOPMENT BY THE ASTORIA FERRY

NEW DEVELOPMENT BY THE ASTORIA FERRY

Permits have been filed for a seven-story, 29-unit apartment building at 11-16 Main Ave. Currently, the one-story building sits on a block with mostly low-rise industrial buildings, many of which are adorned with art as part of the Welling Court Mural Project. Also, the developer is addresses 2 great neighborhood needs:...


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Halletts Point Building one is nearly completion

Halletts Point Building one is nearly completion

After 2 years of construction, Building One (At 10 Halletts Point) of the Durst Organization’s Halletts Point Development is nearing completion. Leasing is set to begin this summer! Also, a much-needed supermarket, Brooklyn Harvest Market, will occupy the first floor. A fitness Center, Recreation Rooms for Kids, and Public...


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Astoria Wins the Curbed Cup 2017

Astoria Wins the Curbed Cup 2017

The votes are in—and Astoria is the winner of the 2017 Curbed Cup! Astoria beat out the Manhattan finalist, Yorkville, with an impressive 60% of the vote in the final round. Curbed NY notes that that Astoria surged from its original 10th place seeding, defeating trendy newcomers like Hudson...


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Curbed NY; New poll to determine NYC’s hot neighborhoods

Curbed NY; New poll to determine NYC’s hot neighborhoods

Curbed Cup NY 2017  is pitting 2 neighborhoods against each other for supremacy in their list of the best neighborhoods of NYC. Astoria, a diverse neighborhood known for its “Village” feel in an urban environment, versus “Yorkville”, home to the new Second Avenue subway. We urge all Astorians and...


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Property Tax Management to enter the Digital Age

Property Tax Management to enter the Digital Age

OANA is supporting our Councilman Costa Constantinides’s bill to create website access for information on Property Taxes for NYC Property owners. This is an attempt to simplify a process which today is depended upon “SnailMail” in order to get timely information on property taxes. Councilman Constantinides states: “For too...


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Landlord Watchlist

Landlord Watchlist

It is extremely important that the public be aware of Landlords who do not meet their obligations in regards to their tenant’s quality of housing. The List of Landlords (provided by the Public Advocate) who do not meet housing standards is an important instrument in holding them accountable. It...


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Affordable Housing Units Open on the Astoria Waterfront

Affordable Housing Units Open on the Astoria Waterfront

Have you always dreamed of living near the East River waterfront? Applications are now open for 21 affordable units in Vernon Tower, at 11-06 31st Drive, an 8-story luxury building that overlooks Socrates Sculpture Park. QNS.com reports  that five units are studios, five are one-bedroom apartments and the remaining...


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50-Unit Condo Building Planned for 27th Avenue

50-Unit Condo Building Planned for 27th Avenue

An application has been filed by LIC developer Strategic Capital Metropolitan to develop a seven-story condo building at 3-11 27th Avenue. The application permit specifies 37,940 square feet of residential space, 7,991 square feet of retail and a 12,656-square-foot “community facility”, which will include space for a day care...


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Durst Secures $1 Billion Loan Package

Durst Secures $1 Billion Loan Package

The Durst Organization has secured a a $1 billion financing package from a group of lenders led by Citi Private Bank. The Real Deal reports that some of the $1 billion may be used for property acquisitions. Durst has recently acquired the $175 million Clocktower development site in Long...


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Durst Organization Building at 29-55 Northern Blvd

Durst Organization Building at 29-55 Northern Blvd

Would you love to live close to the LIC waterfront and steps away from the N and R subway lines? New York YIMBY reports  that the Durst Organization has filed applications for a 63-story, 763-unnit mixed-use building at 29-55 Northern Boulevard. The Handel Architects project will include rental residential  units from...


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New Building at 26-19 2nd Street

New Building at 26-19 2nd Street

According to YIMBY, an application has been filed for a six-story building at 26-19 2nd Street in Astoria. Despite its proximity to the Halletts Point development, this is a separate project, on a lot that is currently empty. 26-19 2nd Street – Photo credit Richard Khuzami


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Big News from Durst on Hallets Point Development

Big News from Durst on Hallets Point Development

The Durst Organization has a couple of important announcements about the Hallets Point Development! First Durst has awarded the operation of the Supermarket in Building one (Already under Construction) to Brooklyn Harvest market. They currently operate in Brooklyn. Services include: Full Service Deli Meat Department Fresh Produce Department Dairy...


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NYC Property Tax Assessments Favor Wealthy Neighborhoods

NYC Property Tax Assessments Favor Wealthy Neighborhoods

Lawsuit Alleges that NYC Property Tax Assessments Favor Wealthy Neighborhoods OANA supports equitable property taxes. Our Board members Diane Kontzoglou and Kevin Hernandez were thanked by Tax Equity Now NY for their “civic efforts in propelling this story.” How does New York City decide how much property tax you...


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Deal Reached in Albany to renew the 421 a tax abatement

Deal Reached in Albany to renew the 421 a tax abatement

Following are the details in The Real Deal: this could finally allow our major developments such as Hallets Point to proceed. https://therealdeal.com/2017/04/05/lawmakers-reach-deal-over-421a-by-linking-it-to-rent-regulation/. However, the language of the measure has not been created, and it has not been voted on by the Legislature. And, as far as we know at...


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Astoria Cove Site on the Market

Astoria Cove Site on the Market

According to Crains New York, a partnership headed by Alma has put Astoria Cove, an extensive development project on the East River, up for sale. New York City allowed zoning that would permit the construction of up to 1.7 million square feet of housing on the site, in return...


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Cuomo 421a Property Tax Break Proposal

Cuomo 421a Property Tax Break Proposal

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to revive a property tax break may be essential to building new rental apartments in New York City, but it appears to be something identical to a City Hall plan from 2015 that he has called “unacceptable.” Read more.


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