Longtime LIC auto shop moves to make room for 27-story rental building

44-12 Purves st.
Photo courtesy of Scott Bintner/PropertyShark

A Long Island City auto repair shop that has been a fixture in the community for more than four decades has moved to make room for a tall residential building as the jostling for space continues in the burgeoning neighborhood.

The awning for LIC Auto Repair at 27-19 44th Dr. has been taken down, and there is now a sign on the door indicating the shop has moved to 83-12 Cooper Ave. in Glendale, according to The Court Square Blog.

The property’s new owner, Manhattan-based Twining Properties, filed permits to construct a new 27-story building with 165 units on the site late last year.

There will be 122,405 square feet of residential space in the building, according to the filing with the Buildings Department.

There will also be 2,124 square feet of commercial space in the new property, which is being designed by Handel Architects.