About

I moved from Boerum Hill, Brooklyn to Court Square, Long Island City in October of 2013. After a long process of deciding what micro-neighborhood I wanted to move to, I picked Court Square because of the limitless potential of the neighborhood.  There’s so many exciting things going on in Long Island City as a whole, but I wanted to devote a blog to tracking the rapid development of what is destined to become one of the most desirable areas of New York. Join me as the area develops before our eyes.

The Court Square Blog has been featured in numerous publications, including The New York Post,1 Brick Underground,2 Gothamist,3 Eater,45678910 The Queens Courier,11121314151617 BuzzBuzzHome,18 LIC Post,19202122 New York YIMBY,23242526272829303132333435363738 DNAinfo,3940 The Real Deal,414243 Curbed,44454647484950515253545556575859 Queens Crap,6061 LICTalk,62636465666768 We Heart LIC,697071727374 and Brownstoner.75767778798081828384858687888990919293

Praise for The Court Square Blog has included:

The must-reads: 22 essential New York neighborhood blogs: The Court Square Blog. Given that it’s based in one of the city’s most development-happy neighborhoods–Long Island City–the Court Square Blog spends a lot of time covering construction and incoming buildings, but they also keep track of the basics, monitoring all manner of subway updates and local events. Helpful whether you’re a longtime resident or just mulling a move.94

The 24 Best NYC neighborhood blogs, 2015 edition: The Court Square Blog. For more regular updates of goings-on in the Court Square and LIC area, we still love the Court Square Blog, which keeps particularly close tabs on construction work and permits filed in the development-happy waterfront nabe.95

“LICcourtsquare has meticulously delivered the play-by-play of each buildings progress, as well as numerous other scoops.”96

There are some great blogs covering regularly the community of Long Island City, most notably […] the Court Square Blog.97

Special thanks to Josh Wong for our brilliantly designed logos!98

  1. The million-dollar condos that killed old New York
  2. The 25 best NYC neighborhood blogs of 2016
  3. M Wells Is Opening In LIC Cocktail Bar Dutch Kills
  4. Sugarfish Gears Up for its NYC Debut, Maple Lands on Seamless, and More Intel
  5. Telepan IN at Oceana, the Rise and Fall of Joey Pepperoni, and More Intel
  6. Sally Roots, Butler, RoundHouse, 21 Greenpoint, and More NYC Openings
  7. Crow Hill Bar Name Controversy, Shacktoberfest Hits NYC, and More Intel
  8. Cuomo’s Boozy Brunch Bill, Mission Cantina’s Thai Toga Party, and More Intel
  9. Dutch Kills Now Serves Meat Pies and Ravioli From M. Wells
  10. M. Wells Partners With Dutch Kills
  11. New Court Square Dunkin’ Donuts sign revealed
  12. Eight-story residential tower planned for downtown Jamaica, Queens eyed for juvenile offenders facilities
  13. 5Pointz moves to new demolition phase, 22-unit mixed-use building proposed for Astoria
  14. Destruction of Waldheim, Jackson Heights Food Court shut down for mice
  15. Vacant lots of prime buildable land in LIC sell for $44M
  16. Real estate roundup: Tour of TWA Flight Center before transformation, two new Korean eateries coming to Astoria
  17. Plans filed for 33-floor, mixed-use residential building in LIC
  18. Permits in for Ekstein Development’s 25-19 43rd Avenue in LIC
  19. Lottery for Rockrose’s affordable units is taking place, applications due Nov. 30
  20. Work begins on controversial Pink Sculpture
  21. Dog Island City to leave Hunters Point, moving to Court Square
  22. Food Cellar To Open Court Square Location This Month, Co-owner Says
  23. Heatherwood’s 58-Story, 477-Unit Residential Building Now Rising in Long Island City, More
  24. YIMBY Today: MG’s 23-10 Queens Plaza South Rising
  25. YIMBY Today: QLIC Tops Out, Development Potential at 27 Beekman, More
  26. YIMBY Today: More LIC Rezoning, Journal Square Residential Development, More
  27. YIMBY Today: Progress at 81 East 125th Street, Boerum Hill Post Office Moves, More
  28. YIMBY Today: 43-25 Hunter Begins Excavation, Development on Lafayette
  29. YIMBY Today: Hudson Yards Update, Upper East Side Assemblage, More
  30. YIMBY Today: Handel Reveals Cornell Tech Campus, Construction Updates
  31. YIMBY Today: Expanding at 32 2nd Avenue, East River Plaza Towers
  32. YIMBY Today 6/26
  33. YIMBY Today 6/24
  34. YIMBY Today 6/20
  35. YIMBY Today 6/6
  36. YIMBY Today 6/5
  37. YIMBY Today 5/21
  38. Permits Filed: 44-41 Purves Street
  39. Shannon Pot Bar Closes in LIC, Plans to Reopen Nearby
  40. The Shannon Pot Bar Reopens in New Location
  41. The Wrap: Lauren Bacall’s former apartment finds buyer, Rizzoli bookstore to reopen
  42. Court Square rental tower on Purves Street releases rendering
  43. Demolition kicks off at former 5Pointz site
  44. Affordable rentals in Queens’s onetime tallest tower go from $913/month
  45. New Details, Rendering for Boxy Long Island City Condos
  46. Ekstein’s New Long Island City Condos Get Renderings
  47. Tishman Speyer’s Long Island City Towers Will Look Like This
  48. 1/28 Construction Watch
  49. Cornerspotted: Pearson Street Warehouse In Long Island City
  50. Check Out the Interiors and Amenities of LIC’s New Rental
  51. Illuminating New York City’s Gentrification, One Story at a Time
  52. These 124 Long Island City Condos Jump on the Bandwagon
  53. Even More New Long Island City Rentals Debut This Weekend
  54. Escape the City at 29 of New York’s Awesome Hidden Parks
  55. Construction Stalls on Queens’ Tallest Residential Building
  56. Construction Watch at 30 Park Place, 500 West 21st Street
  57. Checking in on Aloft Hotel
  58. New City Council Speaker Elected; Christmas Tree Dunes
  59. The 122 Apartments Coming To Court Sq. Will Look Like This
  60. LIC: hotel or homeless shelter?
  61. Entire block to be demolished in LIC
  62. LIC to get homeless shelter, Starbucks?
  63. The Best Week in LIC Take 2
  64. Real Estate, Real Estate, Real Estate
  65. One simple recommendation
  66. Plaxall Family Opens Up: Plans To Build Residential
  67. LIC Clean-up, Library-Gate, Then Southbound
  68. New French Bakery coming to Hunters Point in Spring
  69. Lucky Pizza Opens Tuesday, August 12
  70. Get Ready for an Organic Cafe to Arrive at Queens Plaza South
  71. Recent Long Island City Real Estate News
  72. Ivy 28 Condos Are Coming to Long Island City
  73. The Beast Next Door Cafe and Bar Is Coming to LIC
  74. Astoria Florist on 21st Street to Become New Eatery
  75. Another Rendering for an LIC Development Emerges
  76. A Look at Tishman Speyer’s Gotham Center Mega Development
  77. Construction Has Begun on Queens’ Tallest Residential Tower
  78. Closing Bell: Tracking the Construction Around Court Square
  79. A Sneak Peek of the SculptureCenter Expansion, Opening Next Month
  80. Rockrose Files Permits for Eagle Warehouse Conversion in LIC
  81. LIC Finger Building Hits the Market
  82. Work Picks Up for Future Purves Street Tower
  83. 5Pointz Art Show Scheduled Later This Month
  84. Construction Moving on LIC Finger Building
  85. Demolition Starting up at 5Pointz
  86. The Shannon Pot Opened This Week in a New LIC Location
  87. Rendering Appears for Tower at 44-35 and 44-51 Purves Street
  88. The Vista Sells Out in LIC
  89. Scaffolding Down at LIC Finger Building
  90. Holdups for “Citigroup’s Girlfriend” Residential Development
  91. Another Tower for Purves Street
  92. Closing Bell: 7 Train Service Disruptions Coming This Fall
  93. The 5Pointz Warehouse Is Done For
  94. The must-reads: 22 essential New York neighborhood blogs
  95. The 24 Best NYC neighborhood blogs: 2015 edition
  96. Happy 2nd Birthday LICTalk!
  97. LIC FOOD NEWS, JUNE 2016
  98. Josh Wong Design

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