Signage appears for Hero LIC at 24-16 Queens Plaza South

In October, we stopped by 24-16 Queens Plaza South and saw that the building had just topped out.1 When we stopped by last week, we saw that signage has been put up for the building, which is called “Hero LIC.”

Interested parties should check out the website, Among the amenities the website lists include:

  • Full-service building with doorman
  • 20-ft ceiling fitness center
  • 3,000+ sq ft loggia with dramatic 30-ft ceilings
  • Zen garden
  • Rooftop sky lounge
  • Roof deck with fire pits, BBQ grills and lawn area
  • Residents’ lounge
  • Private dining room
24-16 Queens Plaza South

A view of 24-16 Queens Plaza South

24-16 Queens Plaza South

Signage has appeared for Hero LIC

24-16 Queens Plaza South

Rendering for 24-16 Queens Plaza South


Signage appears for The Prime at 22-43 Jackson Avenue

Signage has appeared for ‘The Prime’ at 22-43 Jackson Avenue, a mixed-use build containing 63,956 square feet of residential space and 11,725 square feet of commercial space.1

In May we had reported that the building had just topped out.2 Now, scaffolding has been erected, and signage has appeared, directing any interested party to their website at The website describes the building as “CURATED COLLECTION OF ONE TO THREE BEDROOM CONDOMINIUMS.”

On site signage calls for an early 2020 delivery.

New York YIMBY has more details:3

The residential component will be divided between 71 units, giving an average unit size of about 900 square feet. That would normally correspond to rentals, but Long Island City and the neighborhoods to the east can occasionally see condo developments with relatively small units, so that is not impossible here.

22-43 Jackson Avenue

A view of 22-43 Jackson Avenue

22-43 Jackson Avenue

Signage for The Prime has appeared


Pink Canary closes at 13-11 Jackson Avenue

Pink Canary, a sweets bakery located at 13-11 Jackson Avenue, has closed.

Construction paper now covers the windows and a look inside the store reveals that all furniture has been removed. Pink Canary’s website says it will still operate, but in Brooklyn.

It has been a pleasure and pretty sweet to provide this hood with custom cakes, coffee and sweets for almost five years. We have grown alongside you, the neighborhood and helped you celebrate big life events, welcome little additions to your families and enjoy your day that much more…one cookie or brownie at a time. Thank you for your patronage!

We are not leaving the sweet making industry, rather returning to our original brand…Sweetly Brooklyn. Same recipes and creativity in a different hood. Please don’t be strangers, reach out if you are craving your favorite sweet from the shop or need a custom cake. We can be reached at

13-11 Jackson Avenue

Pink Canary has closed at 13-11 Jackson Avenue

13-11 Jackson Avenue

A look inside 13-11 Jackson Avenue


Plywood fence up at 23-20 Jackson Avenue

A plywood fence is now up at 23-20 Jackson Avenue, former home of Prime Time Transportation, an 83,000 square foot mixed-use office/retail space.1 A demolition permit was filed with the Department of Buildings back in March, and that will likely begin soon.2 Eventually, a nine-story mixed-use building will rise in its place.

Here’s more from New York YIMBY, who was the first to spot construction permits:3

Permits have been filed for a nine-story, mixed-use commercial building at 23-20 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens. The new structure will dedicate 65,000 square feet of newly built space toward residential units, a hotel, and dormitory spaces. The entire building itself is set to yield 82,851 square feet.

23-20 Jackson Avenue

A view of 23-20 Jackson Avenue


Queer Joy: CHROMAT x MoMA PS1, June 28

Queer Joy: CHROMAT x MoMA PS1
Friday, June 28, 8:00–11:59 p.m.

Celebrate Queer Joy with MoMA PS1 and CHROMAT. Party in the spirit of CHROMAT’s commitment to empowering all bodies with the #CHROMATbabes in a glowing rainbow bouncy castle with music from DJ Haram, LOKA, and SHYBOI, live performances by Slayrizz and AJA, karaoke hosted by Coco Layne, a zine making workshop with Fempower, visuals and decor courtesy of Nitemind and Nunko, and a panel featuring Ericka Hart, Dese Escobar, and Meredith Talusan. Plus, be among the first to experience the 2019 Young Architects Program installation, Hórama Rama, an immersive junglescape complete with a waterfall.