Signage appears for 11-55 49th Avenue

In October, we checked in at 11-55 49th Avenue a/k/a 11-39 49th Avenue and noted that construction crews had done a full reveal of the building.1 When we stopped by last week, we saw that signage has appeared on the building, as seen in the photo below. If you’re interested, visit its website. Nestseekers is the real estate agency of record.

The building permit calls for 131,342 square feet of residential space and 512 square feet of commercial space for a FAR of 4.97. It is a 12-story build that will house 194 units.2 Here’s more information on the building from City Realty.3

The tower will encompass a sizeable 131,854 square feet and will host 194 apartments, with twenty percent reserved as affordable housing. The broader floors, levels 2-9 have 21 apartments per floor but as the building ascends, the unit count begins to decrease to roughly 11 per floor. The ground level will contain an indoor recreation space, the residential lobby and a bike room.

11-55 49th Avenue

Signage has appeared at 11-55 49th Avenue

11-39 49th Avenue

Rendering for 11-39 49th Avenue


Big Ice, and Why Size Matters at Dutch Kills

“The Premier Spirit, Cocktail & Beverage Expo in New York”


Big Ice, and Why Size Matters
Presenter: Richard Boccato
Founder: Dutch Kills, Hundredweight Ice
Aug 20th: Location: Dutch Kills, 27-24 Jackson Ave. LIC, NY


Richard Boccato, world renowned bartender and founder of Hundredweight Ice and Dutch Kills, will demonstrate his technique and methodology for effectively applying big ice behind the bar in order to achieve a superior cocktail.


Clay Club 2018 at SculptureCenter on August 18, 10am-2pm

Clay Club at SculptureCenter
Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10am-2pm

Artists: Alisa Baremboym, ektor garcia, Ficus Interfaith, Steffani Jemison, Sara Magenheimer, and Jesse Wine & Cassie Griffin

Playlists by: AHMD, Lizzi Bougatsos, and Diamond Stingily

SculptureCenter was founded as Clay Club in 1928 by sculptor Dorothea Denslow. While Clay Club’s art courses and exhibitions generally took place in Denslow’s Brooklyn studio, or, slightly later, in a carriage house on West 8th Street, the organization’s artists and students gathered on Staten Island every summer from 1928 to 1939 to picnic and collectively build temporary monumental sculptures out of natural clay.

On Saturday, August 18, SculptureCenter will revive its founding summer tradition by inviting six artists to reconsider the idea of group sculpture that motivated the original Clay Club parties.

SculptureCenter’s Long Island City exhibition space will open to the public with more than two thousand pounds of clay available for participation in artist-led projects or for free use. Join us from 10am to 2pm, for drop-in art projects, music, food and drinks by local vendors including Hibino LIC, Levante, and The Mill. This program is free, open to the public, and for all ages. No RSVP is required.

24-16 Queens Plaza South tops out

Back in June, we stopped by 24-16 Queens Plaza South and saw that a new rendering had appeared on site.1 When we stopped by last week, we saw that the building has topped out, as seen in the photo below. Delivery is expected this fall.

Here’s more information about the project from The Real Deal:2

The Midtown-based development firm, which is led by CEO Jeffrey Simpson, acquired the five-story building at 24-16 Queens Plaza South with the goal of preserving the existing structure on the site and adding 18 stories on top. The end product would be a 23-story, 100,000-square-foot residential tower holding 117 rental units and 3,600 square feet of ground-floor retail space, according to Crain’s.

24-16 Queens Plaza South

A view of 24-16 Queens Plaza South

24-16 Queens Plaza South

Rendering for 24-16 Queens Plaza South