Facade work finishes at 45-07 Court Square

In January, we reported that facade work was nearly complete at 45-07 Court Square a/k/a 5 Court Square, the former home of ENC Market, Domino’s Pizza and Montessori Kids of LIC.1 When we stopped by last week, we saw that facade work has completed, as seen in the photo below. The building is set to deliver in winter of this year.

The new build will have 73 units with 57,914 square feet of residential space and 4,994 square feet of commercial space for a FAR of 7.97.2

45-07 Court Square

A view of 45-07 Court Square

45-07 Court Square

Rendering for 45-07 Court Square


Kawaii Salon and Spa opens at 10-44 Jackson Avenue

Kawaii Salon and Spa has opened at 10-44 Jackson Avenue.

The spa opened last week, and offers eyelash extensions, nails, skin care, makeup, massage, waxing and threading. Its hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the week.

Check out the website for more information.

The business opened in the 1,670 of ground floor retail space of the mixed-use building.12

10-44 Jackson Avenue

A view of 10-44 Jackson Avenue


Work resumes at 21-16 44th Drive

Back in January, we reported that a stop work order had been issued at 21-16 44th Drive.1 The stop work order has since been lifted and work has restarted. Work is currently in the foundation stage, as seen in the photo below. Permits call for an eight story-mixed used build, with 19,989 square feet of commercial space and 19,799 square feet of residential space for a FAR of 3.98.2

The occupancy classification on the permit calls for “HOTELS, DORMITORIES” and there will be 29 dwelling units.┬áThe permit still has the same contact information as one previously filed associating the project with Amsterdam Hospitality.34

21-16 44th Drive

A view of 21-16 44th Drive

21-18 44th Drive

Rendering for 21-18 44th Drive


Italian and Brazilian restaurant ‘Go Nonna’ to open at 10-50 44th Drive

An Italian and Brazilian restaurant named ‘Go Nonna’ is going to open at 10-50 44th Drive.

We stopped by earlier in the week and met with owner Lawrence Garcia, who said he’s hoping to open the doors to his eatery sometime in spring. “Nonna” is the Italian word for grandmother.

The restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Garcia also added that they will be doing deliveries, as well.

Permits “TO CREATE EATING & DRINKING ESTABLISHMENT” were filed and approved in November with the Department of Buildings.1

The restaurant will be in the same building as Shannon Pot 2.2

10-50 44th Drive

A view of 10-50 44th Drive


Full Reveal: 22-12 Jackson Avenue

We last stopped by 22-12 Jackson Avenue in September when there was a partial reveal on the outside facade.1 Last week, we stopped by and saw that construction crews have taken down scaffolding on the top floors to reveal all of the facade, as seen in the photo below. Check out its website, which features apartments that run from studios starting at $665,000 all the way up to three bedrooms, which are listed at $1,875,000.

When all is said and done, it will be a build that will rise 11 stories and feature 164,830 square feet of residential space and 5,018 of commercial space for a FAR of 4.98. Permits were approved on March 29 by the DOB,2 and were first spotted by New York YIMBY.3

Here’s a description from the developers:

Directly across the street from MoMA PS1, GALERIE is a place where art, artists and residences share the same address. The architects of ODA New York and interior designers of Paris Forino Design have infused GALERIE with a unique artistic sensibility. GALERIE will feature a curated art program for residents and the community through its ArtBox, a permanent street-level rotating art exhibit at the building’s entrance displaying a curated series of art works by New York and LIC artists. The Sculpture Garden at GALERIE provides the rare luxury of accessing the outdoors whenever you desire and hosts a bespoke sculpture by Brooklyn-based artist Allen Glatter. Both relaxing and engaging, the courtyard anchors the expensive amenity spaces that surround it.

22-12 Jackson Avenue

A view of 22-12 Jackson Avenue

22-12 Jackson Avenue

Rendering for 22-12 Jackson Avenue