Penthouses are going for millions in partially completed Flushing Commons project
Flushing Commons rendering

Developers reached new heights in the first phase of the Flushing Commons project to an eager crowd on Friday. Spectators gathered around as construction workers put the final beam to top off the 14-story building. Construction will be complete at the end of this year. The 1.8-million-square-foot that encompasses the Flushing Commons project will feature residential, […]

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Op-Ed: Flushing real estate market is pushing through tax abatement expiration
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Moving into 2016, we continue to see a slower sales pace in Queens. As I’ve noted previously, multiple factors including the 421-a program expiration, global market uncertainty, and the impending market peak have played a part in the cautious approach of market players. Before the expiration of the 421-a program however, 7,781 building permits were […]

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Queens College had a pretty good Saturday Night Live cameo
Photo and video via YouTube/Saturday Night Live

Larry David and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders may have been featured guests on this week’s Saturday Night Live episode, but Queens College also had a starring role in the program. The Flushing institution of higher learning was the setting for a taped sketch, “Bern Your Enthusiasm,” in which David played a neurotic version of Sanders that was similar to […]

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Blog: Queens development update, a slowdown at year end
Sky View Parc development

Over the past few years we’ve seen numerous mega developments throughout Queens including Sky View Parc and Flushing Commons. The Willets Point development site, which has received much hype over the past couple years however, sits silent with no shovels in the ground. In late 2013, the Willets Point site was approved for a 61-acre […]

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More than half of the office condos at Flushing Commons site sold
Rendering courtesy of TDC Development International

It’s going, going, (almost) gone at Flushing Commons. In less than one month of sales, more than 50 percent of the Flushing Commons Phase I office-condominium units have been sold. The first phase includes a 148-unit residential building housing one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom residences, a commercial building with 75 office condominiums, as well as […]

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