Full Reveal: 27-05 41st Avenue

When we last stopped by 27-05 41st Avenue in June, we noted that scaffolding had just gone up on site.1 Recently, construction crews peeled away the scaffolding to reveal the outside facade, as seen in the photo below. Construction permits call for a six-story mixed-used building with 30,041 square feet of residential space and 6,970 square feet of commercial space.2

The original timeline for the project was December 2014 according to on-site signage.

27-05 41st Avenue

A view of 27-05 41st Avenue

27-05 41st Avenue

Rendering for 27-05 41st Avenue


Rendering appears at 39-32 28th Street

Construction has started for a residential build at 39-32 28th Street. A rendering appeared on site earlier in April with an anticipated completion date of Spring, 2019.

The application, approved on April 12 by the Department of Buildings, calls for a three-story building with two separate residential units for 3,080 square feet of residential space at a FAR of 1.23. New York YIMBY was the first to spot permits for the project all the way back in 2015.1

39-32 28th Street

A view inside 39-32 28th Street

39-32 28th Street

Rendering for 39-32 28th Street


24-16 Queens Plaza South rises 10 floors

Back in February, we stopped by 24-16 Queens Plaza South and saw that construction was beginning to rise from the original structure.1 When we stopped by last week, we saw that the new structure has risen about 10 floors, as seen in the photo below.

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


Permanent signage appears for Queensboro Plaza Dental Care at 42-15 Crescent Street

Last week, we interview Dr. Michael Nguyen of Queensboro Plaza Dental Care, which will be opening at 42-15 Crescent Street on May 21.1 When we stopped by the site earlier in the week, we saw that permanent signage has appeared for the dental practice, as seen in the photo below.

Here is more from our interview with Dr. Nguyen last week:

This practice is a realized dream for me and my wife that we’ve been planning since 2015, when I moved back to New York after serving 6 years as a U.S. Navy Dental Officer. After thorough research, we found a great ground floor space in LIC, secured project financing, and partnered with industry specialists to design a beautiful practice built with comfort and efficiency in mind. We are excited to open a truly “mom-and-pop” business that will offer a refreshing dental experience.

42-15 Crescent Street

Signage has appeared at 42-15 Crescent Street


Book Culture: Alisa Roth on Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness on 4/24

LIC: Alisa Roth on Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness
Event date: 04/24/2018 – 7:00pm
Event address: 26-09 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101

Join us at Book Culture LIC to celebrate the release of Alisa Roth’s new book Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness on Tuesday, April 24th at 7pm! Alisa will be joined in conversation by Eyal Press.

America has made mental illness a crime. Jails in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago each house more people with mental illnesses than any hospital. As many as half of all people in America’s jails and prisons have a psychiatric disorder. One in four fatal police shootings involves a person with such disorders.

In this revelatory book, journalist Alisa Roth goes deep inside the criminal justice system to show how and why it has become a warehouse where inmates are denied proper treatment, abused, and punished in ways that make them sicker.

Through intimate stories of people in the system and those trying to fix it, Roth reveals the hidden forces behind this crisis and suggests how a fairer and more humane approach might look. Insane is a galvanizing wake-up call for criminal justice reformers and anyone concerned about the plight of our most vulnerable.

Alisa Roth is a former staff reporter for Marketplace and frequent contributor to various NPR programs. A Soros Justice Fellow, her work has also appeared in the New York Review of Books and New York Times. She lives in New York.

Eyal Press is a writer based in New York. His work has appeared in the The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, The Nation, and the Raritan Review. He is the author of Beautiful Souls: Saying No, Breaking Ranks and Heeding the Voice of Conscience in Dark Times (2012), and Absolute Convictions (2006), a narrative account of the abortion conflict. He is a past recipient of the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, and he is currently a fellow at the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center.