Respecting the past, Building the future

As of Right Development Astoria Blvd Newtown Ave

An “As of Right” Development (No Zoning Changes Needed) will be erected in Old Astoria).

The well known “Furniture Market” site at Newtown and Astoria Blvd will be home to this development, for a five-story mixed-use building at 22-02 Astoria Boulevard.

This building housed a local institution, “The Furniture Marketplace” which specialized in used and antique furniture. Many a local apartment was furnished with their stock, and they will be sorely missed.

We wonder if anyone would like to comment on their experiences at this wonderful store? We have reached out to the owners however, regretfully have not heard back. If we do we will share their thoughts.

This corner lot is a ten-minute walk to the Astoria Boulevard subway station, serviced by the N and W trains. It is also 10 minutes from the NYC Ferry Landing at Hallets Cove.

Herman Carolini under the Newtown 2, LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.

The proposed 53-foot-tall development will yield 21,189 square feet, with 11,571 square feet designated for residential space and 940 square feet for commercial space on the first floor. The building will have 16 residences, most likely rentals based on the average unit scope of 723 square feet. The concrete-based structure will also have a cellar and eight enclosed parking spaces with an attendant.

Angelo Ng & Anthony Ng Architects Studio is listed as the architect of record.


Photo: Richard Khuzami

Mr. Khuzami has been a member of Community Board 1 in Astoria, NY for the last 20 years. He sits on the Zoning and parks Committees and is on the Executive Board. Previously, he served as Parks and Culture chair of Community Board 1 for eleven years and also chaired Capital and Expense priority Committee. He is a member of the Queens General Assembly and had been a panelist for grant submissions for the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA). Richard also is an officer of The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) and President of OANA.

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