Continuing the discussion from NEW YORK | LIC Queens Rezoning - Queens Plaza Subdistrict:
We need an update here!
BY: NIKOLAI FEDAK ON OCTOBER 30TH 2013 AT 7:30 AM
The new Hilton Garden Inn at 29-21 Queens Plaza North is now rising; the building will eventually stand 16 floors, and hold 163 hotel rooms.
Located on the northern end of the Dutch Kills Green, the hotel is close to transit options, making it viable for budget-minded tourists who desire proximity to Manhattan. At 150 feet in height, the building will be far from prominent, though it will be semi-visible given its under-developed location. The design is not clear, as the posted drawing offers no real perspective on the project or its surroundings. Nevertheless, it appears the building will have an intact street-wall, which is a pleasant surprise, and bodes well for the neighborhood’s nascent urbanity.
Affordable hotels are an obvious necessity for the continued growth of tourism in New York City, and Long Island City is the perfect place for such development.