Astoria, Real Estate
Dec 12, 2016

7-Story Building to Go up on Broadway Across from Strand Smokehouse

Broadway is getting another mixed-use building, this time right across from The Strand. Paperwork was recently filed for a “new 7-story building of residential with a commercial.” Right now this (…)

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Broadway is getting another mixed-use building, this time right across from The Strand. Paperwork was recently filed for a “new 7-story building of residential with a commercial.” Right now this address is home to a two-story building housing “professional offices” next door to a vacant lot that used to be home to the Tulcingo Bakery… and was/is to be home to a 6-story building, if they ever correct the issues that caused a stop work order on that property.

There will be a total of 15,736 square feet in this new building, and 2,365 of that will be commercial/retail. Good news (or bad, depending on your POV) is that they will include parking spaces in this new development—10, which is more than half of the units planned (19). Experts say that average units will be a little over 700 square feet, which, frankly, really isn’t that big but is certainly bigger than those terribly small micro apartments we’ve been hearing about lately.

As the headline says, this will be located across from the Strand Smokehouse, and that block always seems busy—so often I’d see traffic jams, ConEd doing work, and of course lots of people enjoying Strand. All in all it’s a pretty congested part of Astoria, and 19 new households will simply add to the hustle and bustle of that area. Perhaps by the time this building is done the new Food Cellar where the old C-Town will be ready. Lots going on in that part of town.

Final question—will the smell of cooking Korean Fried Chicken (hey, Bonchon) and grilled meats be enticing or repulsive? Asking for a friend.

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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