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    Quote Originally Posted by antinimby View Post
    Smart city planning needs to think in terms of extracting as much value out of land requirements/zoning as possible, among other factors.
    I would say that smart city planning needs to balance the priorities of the public realm and its infrastructure (which includes schools) with the rights and needs of private development, which, in turn, fuels the funds for public infrastructure. Unless I'm misinterpreting your statements, by your logic, we should not have had a public promenade at all, selling it to developers instead. Sitting directly on the water, without public freeloaders passing in between, would be an ultimate asset and price booster for any condo tower.

    If I'm exaggerating again, I'm sorry. At the end of the day, we are on the same team, as we both want the land to be used in the best possible way to benefit the city. We simply have different definitions of what "extracting maximum value" means, and you are shifted more towards private sector priorities while I give more preference to the public realm (and even that is an oversimplification that makes you seem like some corporate gated community booster and me as some Commie "all land for all people" nimby).
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    No, we're not talking about public promenades but on buildable lots. It's silly to rely entirely on taxes, tolls and fare hikes to generate revenue in order to build and maintain infrastructure such as roads, bridges, tunnels, subways, bike lanes or even schools when there is so much untapped value in the city's real estate through savy planning.

    What may seem like a benefit to developers to you is actually very much looking out for the public's interest at heart.

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    Heatherwood’s residential tower to be tallest in Queens


    42-12 28th Street

    A new development in Long Island City is slated to become the tallest residential tower in Queens, according to plans filed with the Department of Buildings.

    The permit for development firm Heatherwood Communities’ apartment building at 42-12 28th Street in Queens Plaza indicate the structure will stand 596 feet tall. Zoning diagrams, however, reveal the added bulkhead will bring its height to just over 646 feet high.

    The structure would be taller than any residential building in Queens and also loftier than any apartment building in Brooklyn, and just one foot shorter than One Court Square, according to New York YIMBY. Heatherwood’s plans call for a 58-story mixed-use building that will include 477 housing units, 50 enclosed parking spaces and 5,878 square feet of commercial space.

    The developer has already started excavation of the 17,500-square-foot lot, which formerly housed a two-story brick office building, according to property records. Real estate values in western Queens have increased substantially over the past several years, with investors like Jamestown Properties and BLDG Management pursuing development projects in the area, as previously reported. [NY Yimby]Angela Hunt

    http://therealdeal.com/blog/2014/03/...est-in-queens/

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    That's killer, although amusing that the Star Tower site next door still wallows. The other, glassy tower on this block will use a bunch of views quickly.

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    Default 42-12 28 St

    4/4/2014

    Here's the tallest residential in Queens:




    The former building is all gone and they're currently excavating:


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    A poor man's One57?

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    what's the height & # floors on that?

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    According to the article in post # 1368, it's suppose to have 58 floors @ 646 ft.

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    Nice.


    This New 54-Unit Condo Wants to 'Evoke LIC's Industrial Past'

    by Jessica Dailey



    Just around the corner from MoMA PS1, there's a new condo building rising at 11-51 47th Avenue in Long Island City. Developer Sam Charney of Charney Construction and Development recently chatted with New York YIMBY about the project and shared the first rendering of the 54-unit condo building. Designed by Fogarty Finger, the 70,000-square-foot structure "uses exposed raw materials and elements such as concrete, steel, and wood to evoke the industrial past of Long Island City." Why that aesthetic? Charney says:

    When [architect Chris Fogarty] and I first sat down to discuss the project, he explained to me that if you asked today's younger generation what their ideal apartment would look it, it would probably resemble a loft in Tribeca, Soho or the Meatpacking District; to that effect, the project will also have higher end appliances, fixtures and finishes than anything currently on the market in Long Island City.

    Charney partnered with Ascent Development on the project, which will cater to families. A quarter of the units are one-bedrooms, 50 percent are two-bedrooms, and the remaining 25 percent are three-bedrooms—that's right, there will be no studios. Permits have not yet been filed for the new building, and it's unclear when it will be complete.

    Interview with the Developer: Sam Charney [YIMBY]
    Fogarty Finger [official]

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2014/0...trial_past.php

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    That rendering perfectly captures the aesthetic of all those industrial buildings lining Sunnyside yard. Well done

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    5Pointz Replacement Will Have Feeble Dedicated Graffiti Walls

    by Zoe Rosenberg


    Renderings via NYDN.

    It's not quite a compromise, but it's something. Jerry Wolkoff and son David, the men who are bringing 1,100 apartments to the site of former graffiti mecca 5Pointz, have released new renderings depicting areas set aside at the new development for the art form. The walls will be on a 40-foot by 80-foot edifice above the garage, surrounding a 30,000-square-foot public rear courtyard, and along Davis Street. "We're happy to do it," senior Wolkoff said of the walls to NYDN, who first reported the concession. Sure, Jerry. The walls seem more an attempt to stave off spray paint-toting protestors who may visit the new building where once a haven stood, than an interest in honoring the building's legacy. Demolition at the site will begin within two weeks.


    The building will have 20 dedicated artist studios, seen here.


    The development will be comprised of two towers, one 47 stories and the other 41 stories,
    and will have 1,100 units, 20-percent of which will be affordable, between the two.

    New renderings show dedicated graffiti space on development replacing 5Pointz [NYDN]

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2014/0...fiti_walls.php

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    I thought Downtown Brooklyn was bad but LIC has an incredible collection of ugly cheap looking buildings.



    Q LIC






    44-41 Purves




    The Pearson, actually not bad at all.
    Vid of the windmills on top: https://flic.kr/p/oMgYry


    Marriott Hotel and Residences


    5 Pointz



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tectonic View Post
    I thought Downtown Brooklyn was bad but





    ...I wasn't going to say anything...

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    Wuh? Stache don't start.

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    You said it for me!

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