The iconic gantries of Gantry Plaza State Park // Eagle photo by Katie Finkowski

Queens Development Boom Outpaces City But Leaves Some Behind

Queens is New York City’s fastest growing borough with a flurry of new development that outpaced even Brooklyn or Manhattan in the first half of 2018. But not everyone gets to share in the success.

According to the real estate tracker New York YIMBY — short for or “Yes In My Backyard” — new residential unit filings increased by 243 percent in the first six months of the year compared to the same period in 2017. The number of filings increased from 1,867 in the first half of 2017 to 4,536 in the first half of 2018 — the most dramatic increase for any borough.

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DHS has again proposed turning an abandoned factory at 78-17 Cooper Ave. into a homeless shelter // Eagle photo by David Brand

Sunnyside Sign Shines, Holden Fights Shelter Site and Moped Share Hits Queens Today

QUEENS DAILY EAGLE Covering the courts and legal community in the world’s most diverse urban center TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018 

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The iconic gantries of Gantry Plaza State Park // Eagle photo by Katie Finkowski

Surging LIC is Still NYC’s Hottest Neighborhood

A new real estate reports confirms what anyone who has spent time in the Long Island City neighborhood-wide construction zone already surmised: LIC remains NYC’s fastest growing neighborhood.

Long Island City still leads New York City in new apartment construction, with 2,100 new units projected to hit the market in 2018, according to a report released yesterday by the real estate website RentCafe. The top three also includes Williamsburg with 1,932 new apartments and Downtown Brooklyn with 1,118.

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