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Gulcrapek
October 3rd, 2004, 04:33 PM
http://www.cplusga.com/sunnyside-ontheboards.htm

http://www.cplusga.com/PROJECT/0323_SUNNYSIDE/img_01.gif

"New market rate, 31-unit apartment building with 14,000 square feet of commercial space and a 29-space parking garage. This building will be the first new apartment building in the neighborhood in many years. It has been designed to maximize views to Manhattan and create a model for additional residential development. Its design is meant to both tie into the industrial aesthetic of the area and create a building with a clear residential identity."

tmg
October 3rd, 2004, 05:45 PM
Is this building on this (http://www.licnyc.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=125) site?


(Update 2/9/2007: Here's a new link to the Sunnyside Fire, since the old like is no longer active: http://www.qgazette.com/News/2003/0827/Front_Page/002.html)

Gulcrapek
October 3rd, 2004, 06:44 PM
Not that I can find...

billyblancoNYC
October 5th, 2004, 12:57 AM
That would make the "Phoenix" make sense. Great to see. Need more of this. Would love to see this along Northern Blvd, from LIC to Flushing.

clubBR
February 6th, 2007, 07:05 PM
50. 49th Street between Skillman and 39th Avenues, Sunnyside Gardens, Queens
The community park here makes an otherwise nondescript block a great place for families and neighbors—people talk with fierce pride about where they live. Garages and carports ease the parking burden; even better, having a stake in the park fosters a strong sense of connection.
http://www.timeout.com/newyork/export_images/576/576.x250.ft.50.jpg
http://www.timeout.com/newyork/Details.do?page=1&xyurl=xyl://TONYWebArticles1/576/features/the_rankings_41_50.xml

ramvid01
February 6th, 2007, 08:58 PM
http://www.cplusga.com/sunnyside-ontheboards.htm

http://www.cplusga.com/PROJECT/0323_SUNNYSIDE/img_01.gif

"New market rate, 31-unit apartment building with 14,000 square feet of commercial space and a 29-space parking garage. This building will be the first new apartment building in the neighborhood in many years. It has been designed to maximize views to Manhattan and create a model for additional residential development. Its design is meant to both tie into the industrial aesthetic of the area and create a building with a clear residential identity."

I think this is the one going up on Queens blvd if I'm not wrong.

clubBR
February 6th, 2007, 11:58 PM
Where is the historic district for Sunnyside, Queens?

clubBR
February 7th, 2007, 08:02 PM
Living In | Sunnyside, Queens
An Enclave at Once Snug and Inclusive

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/02/04/realestate/07livi.600.jpg Uli Seit for The New York Times
NAME IN LIGHTS The Sunnyside Arch, a handy local meeting place, was built in the 1980s as part of an effort to reinvigorate commerce.

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Published: February 4, 2007
ONE recent morning on an avenue of tidy brick houses and tiny front yards in Sunnyside, a cat mewed at a trembling beagle, followed quickly by a white-haired neighbor from a few doors down who shooed them both away.
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Community Profile (http://realestate.nytimes.com/Community/Profiles/Queens-Sunnyside.asp)


Around the corner near Queens Boulevard, a group of old-timers gathered under the Art Deco-inspired Sunnyside Arch on 46th Street to talk about who had sent Christmas cards to whom.
Some things never change in this pocket of western Queens (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/classifieds/realestate/locations/newyork/newyorkcity/queens/?inline=nyt-geo), built up mostly in the 1920s and 1930s as hordes left Manhattan (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/classifieds/realestate/locations/newyork/newyorkcity/manhattan/?inline=nyt-geo) for the garden cities of tomorrow. The unimposing prewar apartment buildings and rows of triangular- and flat-roof brick houses in the Sunnyside Gardens section, with occasionally glorious common green areas, have remained the same since the urban historian Lewis Mumford lived in Sunnyside (Lewis Mumford Way being the subtitle of Skillman Avenue).
Then, there are the things that have changed, and the most talked-about may be Sunnyside’s new Starbucks, just down the way from the mood-lit interior of Pure Spa & Salon.
But in a more general sense, the mainly Irish population that created the neighborhood’s pubs and diners and used to hang out there has given way to a more diverse mix of immigrants. The awning of the New Post Coffee Shop on Queens Boulevard, for example, still advertises Irish breakfast, but now a sign hanging right below says, “Mexican food.”
“You go to the school around the corner, they’ll probably tell you they’ve got kids from 30 different countries,” said Bill Psitos, whose family has owned and operated Sunnyside Florist since 1940.
Census figures reveal that the population increased by less than 3,000 between 1990 and 2000, but that the proportion of whites decreased to 57 percent from 71 percent, with Asians and Latinos making gains.
One good reason that new urban pioneers are discovering Sunnyside is that prices for well-kept single-family houses on streets with towering trees are still lower than some one-bedroom condos a short subway ride away in Manhattan.
“There was a period when it seemed like there were no families here,” said Dorothy Raymond Morehead, a 39-year resident who owns Bliss restaurant and is a local real estate broker. “Now, it’s just teeming with children, and we’ve also had some empty-nesters moving in from Long Island (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/classifieds/realestate/locations/newyork/longisland/?inline=nyt-geo) or other areas.”
But Mr. Psitos and his sister, Sophia, who run the flower shop together, say that although the people and shops may change, Sunnyside’s essential character does not.
“There’s little stores on the boulevard; there’s a little bit of gentrification over by the Gardens,” Ms. Psitos said, adding, “Astoria’s supposed to be the hip place to live, but I have people come in here and tell me, ‘Oh, my friend lives in Astoria and the N train is terrible now.’ ”
What You’ll Find
There are essentially two modes of living in Sunnyside, one for those in brick apartments with Tudor-style or crenellated roof lines, another for occupants of one- and two-family houses in Sunnyside Gardens and on other streets north and south of Queens Boulevard. The most desired properties remain Gardens houses; few are available at any given time, as families are hesitant to leave.
Walking through the Gardens area, one quickly sees that tradition is celebrated, as each street bears both its original name and the number it was assigned after Queens became part of New York City (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/classifieds/realestate/locations/newyork/newyorkcity/manhattan/?inline=nyt-geo) — a rarely seen quirk. Unaltered two- and three-story attached houses abound. The Gardens blocks, between Skillman and 39th Avenues, are long, but perpendicular walkways allow for easy passage. Midtown, less than three miles away, is occasionally glimpsed from here, like some distant, unrelated land.
Elsewhere, along its various busy commercial strips, Sunnyside takes on different personas. Skillman Avenue, forming the southern boundary of the Gardens area, is the quietest and most international, with restaurants, markets, bars and cafes of several nationalities.
Greenpoint Avenue, cutting diagonally through the numbered streets, is Latin American in flavor, with butchers like the Carnicería el Paisa and bakeries like Café Colombia.
Queens Boulevard, along the wide brown arches of the No. 7 tracks, is full of chain stores from Radio Shack to Burger King, interspersed with stalwart diners, Turkish restaurants and narrow Irish watering holes.
Life is peaceful in the playgrounds, backyards and cafes of Sunnyside, though as of late there has been public feuding over whether the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/organizations/l/landmarks_preservation_commission/index.html?inline=nyt-org) should designate the Gardens section a historic district.
Some residents see further red tape in historic-district designation, pointing out that the area is already part of a 1974 special planned community preservation district; others say that homeowners are making exterior renovations despite the 1974 district and that protection is needed.
As meetings continue, the neighborhood has not been scheduled for consideration, though the commission chairman, Robert B. Tierney, has said that it could happen soon.
What You’ll Pay
Consistent with the neighborhood’s size, the market is limited, and sales have been accordingly steady.
“There really has not been a plunge, so to speak, in prices in our neighborhood,” said Carmela Massimo, an associate broker at Welcome Home Real Estate in Sunnyside.
A few years ago, bidding wars were more common, especially for houses in the Gardens.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/04/realestate/04livi.html?_r=1&ref=realestate&oref=slogin

ramvid01
February 20th, 2007, 02:50 PM
...and guess what the retail on the ground floor will be, CVS, YAY (sarcasm)!!

sugaryling
February 21st, 2007, 11:35 AM
Does anyone know where this new development is located? Address? Contact info? Are they pre-selling?

Thanks!

kyle
February 21st, 2007, 12:12 PM
Don't know if sure, but in one of the links in the this thread it says that a fire at Queens Boulevard between 41st and 42nd Streets in Sunnyside destroyed several businesses and now there's speculation that the site fo the fire will be where this building will go. But I don't know positively if the fire site is the site of the Phoenix.

sugaryling
February 21st, 2007, 12:53 PM
OH! The address is on the developers site. It's going to be at 41-02 Queens Blvd.

Do we know if it's going to be a CONDO, COOP or RENTAL building???

kyle
February 21st, 2007, 03:05 PM
They describe it as a new 'apartment' building, so I assume rental. If it's a condo or co-op, they usually state that.

Just guessing though...

ramvid01
February 21st, 2007, 04:00 PM
Don't know if sure, but in one of the links in the this thread it says that a fire at Queens Boulevard between 41st and 42nd Streets in Sunnyside destroyed several businesses and now there's speculation that the site fo the fire will be where this building will go. But I don't know positively if the fire site is the site of the Phoenix.

It is the site of the fire, and the building is actually done height wise, all it needs is the facade and probably some interior work and its done.

clubBR
April 4th, 2007, 03:51 AM
Any news on Pheonix development so far? Is it rental or condo/co-op?