Checking in at Starbucks at 42-10 27th Street

In May, we checked in on Starbucks’ second Long Island City location at 42-10 27th Street and saw that crews had taken down a plywood fence to reveal the interior of the coffee shop.

Progress has been slow since then, as you can see in the photos below. The Seattle-based company is still aiming to open their doors sometime this summer.

“Starbucks is always looking for great locations to better meet the needs of our customers, and we’re happy to confirm that we will be opening a new location at 4210 27th St. in Long Island City, NY this summer,” a Starbucks spokesperson said in email to The Court Square Blog. “This location will employ approximately 20 partners (employees).”

Starbucks opened their first Long Island City location at 26-14 Jackson Avenue back in 2017.1

The coffee spot is only a small portion of the retail space of the building. It is part of a 110-unit, 18-story building with 81,424 square feet of residential space and 8,645 square feet of commercial space.2

42-10 27th Street

BEFORE: A view in May, 2019

42-10 27th Street

AFTER: A view in July, 2019

42-10 27th Street

A view of 42-10 27th Street


Sidewalk shed installed at 27-49 Jackson Avenue

We last checked in at 27-49 and 27-51 Jackson Avenue in March when rebar was just starting to sprout from the ground.1 When we stopped by last week, we saw that foundation work had started, as seen in the photo below.

The mixed-use building will rise 14 stories and have 29,873 of residential space and 1,739 square feet of commercial space for a FAR of 7.90.2 The signage projects a fall 2019 delivery.

27-49 Jackson Avenue

A sidewalk shed is up at 27-49 Jackson Avenue

27-49 Jackson Avenue

A look inside 27-49 Jackson Avenue

27-49 Jackson Avenue

Rendering for 27-49 Jackson Avenue


Construction underway for Pom’s Gourmet Market at 26-20 Jackson Avenue

In June, we reported that Pom’s Gourmet Market was coming to 26-20 Jackson Avenue.1 Construction is now underway for the new supermarket, as seen in the photo below.

The commercial space is 1,692 square feet according to DOB permits previously filed on site.2

It will replace Beverly Hills Cleaners, which lasted less than two years in the space.3

26-20 Jackson Avenue

A view of 26-20 Jackson Avenue

26-20 Jackson Avenue

A look inside 26-20 Jackson Avenue


Rendering appears at 40-21 27th Street

A rendering has appeared at 40-21 27th Street, future home of a six-story mixed-use build. According to DOB permits, the building will be six stories with nine residential units with an FAR of 2.96. There will be 7,820 square feet of commercial space, 2,178 square feet of commercial space and then 4,878 set aside for manufacturing.1 Delivery is expected some time in July, 2021.

An old listing from Douglas Elliman listed the development site at $1.5 million. Here’s more from that old listing:

Currently, there is a 20′ x 43′ 2-family semi detached house on the lot that can be delivered vacant. This is a 2,500 sq ft lot with an FAR of 2, with a mixed use zoning of M1-2/R5B/LIC. However, the zoning is part of LIC Special Use District and this lot can achieve a max FAR 3.0 and a total of 7500sf buildable. This area of Long Island City is very appealing for developers, with dozens of residential, hotel, and commercial development projects.

40-21 27th Street

A view of 40-21 27th Street

40-21 27th Street

Rendering for 40-21 27th Street


Court Square Summer Wellness Series begins July 20

As summer heats up in Long Island City, come out and enjoy Court Square Park on Saturday mornings! The Court Square Civic Association is proud to host the first annual Ct Square Summer Wellness Series with three local businesses, barre3 LIC, Cosmic Fit Club, & HealMe.NYC every Saturday morning starting on July 20th through August 24th.

Classes are free but require online registration, they include: “Doga”: Yoga with your Dog, barre3 , Acroyoga, and Core Fusion. Come out and enjoy the sun!