Construction begins for Court Square Animal Hospital at 42-38 Crescent Street

We last checked in on Court Square Animal Hospital at 42-38 Crescent Street in December when signage appeared announcing the new pet clinic. When we stopped by last week, we saw that work had started on site pursuant to a DOB permit that was approved on Feb. 15.1 The permit calls for “NEW PARTITIONS, NEW FINISHES, NEW FIXTURES.”

Owner Jared Coren said in an email to The Court Square Blog that he’s aiming to open in June, 2019. He has also launched their website at

We interviewed him back in September, and here’s a snippet of what he had to say:2

We believe that the human-companion animal bond is one of life’s greatest treasures. We have dedicated our professional lives to preserve the bond by practicing the highest level of veterinary care in which we treat each patient as if they were our own. Our goal is to provide each client and patient with a first class experience. Starting with our first hospital in 1983, West Hills Animal Hospital & Emergency Center in Huntington, our network has grown to include locations in Commack, Locust Valley, Oyster Bay, and a specialty center, Gold Coast Center for Veterinary Care.

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A look inside 42-38 Crescent Street

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A view of 42-38 Crescent Street


Hudson Food Market opens at 29-09A Queens Plaza North

Hudson Food Market has opened at 29-09A Queens Plaza North.

The market opened its doors last week, and features a hot bar, soup, sandwiches and other gourmet prepared food. It also has a section selling living basics.

We were told by management that there is no website yet, but they do take telephone orders at 718-482-7403. All major credit cards are accepted, and the eatery will be open 24 hours a day.

The market is on the ground floor of Q4 Hotel.1

29-09A Queens Plaza North

A view of 29-09A Queens Plaza North


Chef Mina Stone to open restaurant at MoMA PS1 in April

A Mediterranean restaurant is set to replace M. Wells Dinette inside MoMA PS1.

Chef Mina Stone and artist Alex Eagleton will open a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant in April, according to a press release from MoMA PS1.

“Drawing on Mina Stone’s Greek heritage and fifteen years of cooking professionally in the art world, Mina’s will offer simple but creative Mediterranean-inspired cuisine designed to serve museum visitors, artists, and the vibrant community in Long Island City,” according to the release.

The menu will change frequently to feature seasonally available ingredients.

The restaurant will replace the outgoing M. Wells Dinette, which was headed by chef Hugue Dufour and his wife Sarah Obraitis. They opened the eatery in 2012 before announcing earlier in the month they were leaving MoMA PS1.1

That created the opening for Stone, who is best known for her 2015 book Cooking for Artists, designed by artist Urs Fischer and featuring more than 70 of Stone’s family-style recipes.

The story was first reported by the New York Times.2


A picture of Stone’s work


Honey Nail Salon coming to 28-34 Jackson Avenue

More amenities are coming to Tishman Speyer’s ‘Jackson Park’ at 28-34 Jackson Avenue.

Signage appeared recently for Honey Nail Salon, a month after signage also appeared for Murray’s Cheese.1 The new salon will offer a full nail service menu, including services for manicure, pedicure or waxing needs.

Honey Nails has four other locations, all in Brooklyn. Check out their website for more information.

28-34 Jackson Avenue

A view of 28-34 Jackson Avenue


A Japanese restaurant is coming to 42-38 Crescent Street

A Japanese restaurant is coming to 42-38 Crescent Street a/k/a 24-12 42nd Road, a source told The Court Square Blog.

The source spoke on condition of anonymity because the source is not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

The building, named Arcadia LIC,1 has three commercial spaces: A 652 square foot space, a 1664 square foot space and a 2,485 square foot space. The Court Square Animal Hospital is inhabiting the middle 1,664 sf space while the sushi restaurant is taking the southern 2,485 sf space.2

Signage has appeared for the northern 652 sf space, and it is being marketed by Metro Commercial & Business Brokers Inc.3 A flyer distributed by Metro CBB confirms the arrival of the Japanese restaurant, a portion of which is posted below.

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Signage has appeared for the last remaining retail space at 42-38 Crescent Street

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A blueprint shows a Japanese restaurant is coming to 42-38 Crescent Street