Squatters strike again in Queens

It’s happened again in Queens. An elderly woman recently discovered that squatters had taken over her Rockaway Beach Boulevard vacation house. It all started in 2014, after Yvette Hyman, a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor, rented her house to a family that she believed was displaced by Hurricane Sandy. Out of sympathy for their supposed plight, Hyman rented her four-bedroom […]

The priciest new listings in Brooklyn, Queens in February

A five-bedroom townhouse in Brooklyn Heights asking $7.2 million was the most expensive single-family home listed in borough in February. The landmarked triplex at 151 Clinton Street features Greek revival detailing and a rental apartment on the first floor, according to the listing. In Queens, the most expensive listing of the month was a 7,500-square-foot […]

BRP pulls off $290M loan to build Jamaica resi complex

BRP Companies scored $290 million from the New York City Housing Development Corporation to build a 669-unit apartment complex in Queens. The city provided $227 million for 147-40 Archer Avenue, where BRP plans to build a 26-story, mixed-income property with 539 units, according to documents filed with the city on Tuesday. The developer received another […]

Here were November’s priciest new listings in BK, Queens

A rental building turned megamansion hit the market in November for $16 million, making it the priciest single-family home listed in Brooklyn last month.  The seven-bedroom home at 146 Willow Street in Brooklyn Heights underwent a two-year gut renovation to convert it from a rental building. The six-story home spans 8,850 square feet. Meanwhile, November’s most […]

A&E snaps up five Queens resi buildings for $54M

139-09 34 Road in Queens (inset: Douglas Eisenberg) Multifamily heavyweight A&E Real Estate Holdings just picked up five Queens rental buildings for $54 million, according to property records filed with the city Wednesday. The firm purchased a mix of four- and five-story buildings in Flushing, Corona and Richmond Hill, records show. A majority of the […]