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Old 05-07-2017, 06:29 PM
 
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High Rise buildings, food chains, stores, business flocking over river to Long Island City like it no tomorrow






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Old 05-07-2017, 06:42 PM
 
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Old 05-07-2017, 06:44 PM
 
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It's an extension of Midtown, literally. The Citi building which opened 20 years ago or more is just one stop away from the Citi building in Midtown. A lot of other buildings have followed recently.
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Old 05-07-2017, 07:30 PM
 
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I've been talking about this recent LIC phenomenon for a couple weeks now as all everyone thinks about is the development in the South Bronx or Downtown Brooklyn. What is going on in LIC right now is double that of both those neighborhoods combined.
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Old 05-07-2017, 07:33 PM
 
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It's an extension of Midtown, literally. The Citi building which opened 20 years ago or more is just one stop away from the Citi building in Midtown. A lot of other buildings have followed recently.
Both of which won't be Citi building for much longer. And I can guarantee you that they will not be moving to Downtown Brooklyn or Broadway Junction.
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Old 05-07-2017, 08:11 PM
 
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I've been talking about this recent LIC phenomenon for a couple weeks now as all everyone thinks about is the development in the South Bronx or Downtown Brooklyn. What is going on in LIC right now is double that of both those neighborhoods combined.
Downtown Brooklyn is growing but Long Island City is another level couldn't believe amount of high rise buildings going up and food chain It was extension like of Midtown but slower paced. 7 train and N/W/E train going be more packed every time I ride 7 train feel I am in Asia lol there some cute Asian and UK woman on 7 train
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Old 05-07-2017, 08:29 PM
 
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There was another article about LIC in the Times on the same day as the one you posted above. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/05/r...te-left-region
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Old 05-07-2017, 08:40 PM
 
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Both of which won't be Citi building for much longer. And I can guarantee you that they will not be moving to Downtown Brooklyn or Broadway Junction.
It was decided long ago that they're moving to 388 Greenwich St. Since there isn't enough space in 388 to accommodate all the people in the two Citi buildings in LIC those that don't fit may have their jobs relocated either to NJ or another state. Some back office functions have already relocated to Jersey City.
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Old 05-07-2017, 08:59 PM
 
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I've been talking about this recent LIC phenomenon for a couple weeks now as all everyone thinks about is the development in the South Bronx or Downtown Brooklyn. What is going on in LIC right now is double that of both those neighborhoods combined.
Probably because no one thinks of LIC as up-and-coming. Its development plans have been ongoing for a while and while the pace is still fast, it's not surprising to anyone.

It's going to continue and it's already got a second wind planned with the finish of East Side Access projects to the beginning of the West Side Access project where Metro-North trains might end up also serving the Sunnyside Yards area.

Also, are you sure about LIC having more than Downtown Brooklyn is plausible, but it can't be that much more if you're including a downtown Brooklyn area that touches into Boerum Hill, Dumbo, and Fort Greene. It would be an interesting comparison though--has anyone tried doing a tally of how much both areas are putting up these days?

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Old 05-07-2017, 10:17 PM
 
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Both Downtown BK and LIC are insane lately. Both are completely unrecognizable from only a few years ago.

Long Island City seems to me like it has more high rises going up than Downtown BK, but Downtown BK is getting a 1,000+ ft supertall skyscraper. Taller than most buildings in Manhattan.
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