Permits have been filed for a three-story mixed use building at 153-52 76th Road in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens. The only public transit in the neighborhood is buses, and the Jamaica train station, serviced by the LIRR, is two miles away. Hui Chen is listed as behind the applications.
Kew Gardens Hills
Alma Realty is working on two huge projects along the Astoria waterfront, and now they are venturing much farther east in the borough, to the middle-class neighborhood of Kew Gardens Hills, Queens. The Long Island City-based builder has filed plans for a seven-story residential building at 152-26 Union Turnpike, between 152nd and 153rd streets.
Property owner Han Zhang Kang has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 61-29 163rd Street, in Kew Gardens Hills, located in central Queens between the downtowns of Flushing and Jamaica. The structure will…
Congregation Yeshiva Tiferet Torah, headed by Nerya Aminov, has filed applications for a new three-story, 10,379-square-foot educational facility at 147-22 73rd Avenue, in Kew Gardens Hills, located midway between Flushing and Jamaica in Queens. The new school will feature a gym in the sub-cellar, a library and lecture offices in the cellar, classrooms and teachers’ offices on the ground and second floors, and a study hall on the third floor. The project would be built on an 80-foot-wide vacant lot, once home to a two-story house that was demolished in 2003. Joe Lieberman’s Queens-based Abris Design Studio Corp. is the architect of record.
As New York City’s development boom pushes further into the outer boroughs, builders are looking for more affordable properties in neighborhoods where few developers have been willing to tread since the city’s real estate market bottomed out in 2009.
But now the area east of Queens College—known as Pomonok or Kew Gardens Hills—is finally seeing some new construction. Bi Yuan Chen, of Flushing-based Parsons Tower LLC, is planning a seven-story apartment building with a daycare at 71-66 Parsons Boulevard, according to applications filed with the Department of Buildings on Friday.