Demolition complete at 23-03 45th Road

In March, we were walking by 23-03 45th Road when we saw that pipe scaffolding had been installed on the building.1 A little more than a month later, the entire building has been demolished. The DOB bin currently only has permits filed for demolition of the former four-story building and for erection of pipe scaffolding.2 There […]
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Astoria Bank to open branch in Court Square

Astoria Bank is coming to Court Square, The Court Square Blog learned from a source on Monday. The bank will move into a portion of the 5,600 square foot retail space—currently occupied by Nestseekers—inside The Vere at 26-26 Jackson Avenue later this year. The other portion will remain occupied by Nestseekers. In the last month, we’ve seen construction […]
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Scaffolding up at former site of LIC Auto Repair at 27-19 44th Drive

In January, we posted that the former site of LIC Auto Repair had closed on 44-12 Purves Street a/k/a 27-19 44th Drive, with the owner moving operations to Glendale.1 Work is now beginning on the site, with scaffolding erected late last week on the site. According to the DOB Permits, an application for demolition was […]
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Scaffolding up at 27-21 44th Drive as building permits approved

Back in August, demolition permits were filed for 27-21 44th Drive, and little to nothing had happened since then.1 That is, until Saturday, when we saw construction crews erecting scaffolding on the site. The Department of Buildings approved permits on April 15, which calls for a 26-story residential tower with 104,354 square feet of residential space and 6,095 square […]
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Tenant King now available in all residential buildings of Court Square

The private network that launched in LIC a year ago with the goal to become the trusted peer-to-peer trade platform for the neighborhood, is now available for every building and person living in Hunters Point or Court Square! There are already 1300+ verified members in LIC – exchanging, buying, and selling goods and services; discussing […]
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