Tuesday, February 28, 2012
LIC apparently not a place for teens
From the NY Times:
THE third wave of gentrification is just now being felt in Long Island City, Queens. Artists and other creative types colonized the area’s warehouses several decades ago, followed by a burst of high-rise development aimed at singles and couples who wanted a lower-cost alternative to Manhattan.
Now apartments that can accommodate families are in demand, and buildings on the drawing board or under construction will have playrooms as amenities, along with gyms and rooftop spaces, area brokers say.
“We’re just seeing the infancy, no pun intended,” said David J. Maundrell, the president of brokerage firm aptsandlofts.com, which has many listings in the area. “By the time the child is ready for preschool, there will be many options for them, and they can grow and stay in the community for 10 years.”
So, when the kid hits junior high, it's off to greener pastures?