ModernSpaces In The Press

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Q&A: Modern Spaces CEO explains real estate in LIC – Queens Co...

September 12, 2014

Eric Benaim founded real estate firm Modern Spaces in Long Island City in 2008, and within a handful of years led the...

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Veteran broker to launch Modern Spaces’ commercial branch – Th...

September 08, 2014

A veteran broker with extensive experience in Long Island City and Astoria has been hired to head up the first commer...

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Agent count rising ever higher — particularly in Brooklyn, Que...

August 18, 2014

The ranks of licensed real estate salespeople in New York City is getting larger. And based on recent data, a lot of ...

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Former Madison Jackson in LES Reveals New, Elementary Name - B...

August 15, 2014

Forget the dormification of Manhattan — this Lower East Side rental project is going full juvenile.

Residential co...

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The Art Of Work

August 15, 2014

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LIC Finger Building Is Selling Quickly - Brownstoner

August 04, 2014

The Madison condo development, also known as the finger rising from 42-77 Hunter Street, is selling well since its de...

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Modern Spaces Teams With BLU Realty Group to Market Long Islan...

August 04, 2014

Long Island City, N.Y.—Modern Spaces has teamed with BLU Realty Group to market The Madison, a nine-story luxury buil...

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Luxury condo building heads to Long Island City

June 02, 2014

Condos in a three-unit building, located in a mixed-use Long Island City property at 5-41 47th Road, are now up for s...

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Best NYC Rentals to Snap Up Before They Disappear

May 23, 2014

(Clockwise, from top left): The Bergen in Brooklyn; The Nathaniel in Manhattan; 1080 Amsterdam in Inwood; Printhouse...

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After Condo Try, LES School Will Be Reborn As Artsy Rentals

May 21, 2014

What might be the most wackily named condo project in the entire city—The Madison Jackson—is officially dead. Develop...

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Astoria Real Estate Market Sees Uptick - DNAinfo New York

April 06, 2014

ASTORIA — The trend of luxury condos and rental apartments, now largely the norm on the Long Island City waterfront, ...

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Fourth Quarter Market Reports Focus on Long Island City and As...

April 06, 2014

We know Astoria is getting crazy expensive these days, and Modern Spaces passed along its fourth quarter sales and re...

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Queens skyline to change with several mega-developments on tap...

April 06, 2014

From Willets Point to Hunters Point, Queens developments to add skyscrapers of thousands of new housing units and ret...

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Astoria No Longer a Middle-class Enclave as Housing Prices Soar

January 23, 2014

Cost of a one-bedroom condo tops $403,000 in the northwestern Queens neighborhood, one-family homes are going for $75...

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Home prices in Astoria hit record high - The Real Deal

April 06, 2014

Astoria home prices are starting to look a lot like Brooklyn’s.

Once considered a prime spot for young families, h...

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Long Island City is a Rising Star in Real Estate - New York Post

April 06, 2014

When Eric Benaim began brokering apartments in Long Island City, back in 2006, convincing people to move there requir...

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The Tilt Toward Queens

November 07, 2013

Queens, the city’s most sprawling borough, has long been a landing pad for new arrivals and those looking for a cheap...

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Developers are looking at Queens for the next frontier in real...

October 21, 2013

The borough is a boomtown!

Queens — once known for its Archie Bunker rowhouses and its strong ethnic enclaves — is...

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Crazy prices in LIC: Condo prices fall but luxe rentals skyrocket

October 21, 2013

Real estate prices don’t always make sense, and now is one of those times in Long Island City. While the total dollar...

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A 13th-Floor Condo? No Such Luck

October 21, 2013

Although most people don't believe the myth of unlucky 13, less than 5% of residential condo buildings in Manhattan a...

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City Planning Commission greenlights $1 billion Astoria develo...

October 21, 2013

A proposed $1 billion development that would bring luxury housing, a park and shops to a desolate stretch along the E...

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Five “Passé” Home Trends Make a Major Comeback

July 22, 2013

Avocado-colored appliances and shag carpet were probably a few home trends you happily filed under the label “done.” ...

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Residential rental market grows ever more competitive as tenan...

July 22, 2013

Median prices topping $2,000 per month In hippest hoods like Long Island City and Astoria, but rents are steadily ris...

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Long Island City's Murano condos sell out

July 09, 2013

The 76-unit Murano condominiums in Long Island City have sold out, according to Modern Spaces, the exclusive sales an...

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Speed reading at The Bindery

July 09, 2013

Modern Spaces announced that The Bindery in Long Island City is half sold two months after opening.

The 20-unit bu...

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Bindery condos in Long Island City are 50 percent sold in unde...

July 09, 2013

Sales at the Bindery condominiums in Long Island City have reached the 50 percent mark, according to Modern Spaces, w...

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Fast and furious at Five27

July 09, 2013

Long Island City luxury condominium, Five27 has reached the 50 percent sold milestone in two weeks since the launch o...

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New luxury condo Five27 in Long Island City so hot that prospe...

July 09, 2013

The new building at 5-27 51st Ave. in Queens has studios, one-bedrooms, and two-bedrooms with prices ranging from $43...

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LIC's Five27 not bumming around

July 09, 2013

Half the homes at Long Island City’s luxury condominium Five27 are already in contract, and the excitement over sales...

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Modern Spaces Announces New Long Island City Luxury Condominiu...

July 09, 2013

Five27, Long Island City's newest luxury condominium brings Modern Spaces onboard as the exclusive sales and marketin...

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Modern Spaces Hosts "Celebrate LIC"

July 09, 2013

The Long Island City leading brokerage firm, Modern Spaces, invited the New York community to celebrate the up and co...

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Sweet and Low: Manhattan isn’t the only place for new developm...

July 09, 2013

Difficult as this might be to believe, there was once a time when there was new construction in Manhattan for less th...

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LICP Holds Breakfast

May 06, 2013

This year’s annual real estate breakfast meeting of the Long Island City Partnership had a panel of four developers a...

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Broker's Weekly: New Development

May 06, 2013

Representatives of TF Cornerstone and Modern Spaces gather at 95 Horatio Street's luxurious quadra-plex penthouse for...

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Prices for Long Island City’s larger apartments increase, whil...

April 17, 2013

Prices for Long Island City apartments were mixed in the first quarter of 2013, with larger units commanding higher p...

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The Bindery condos at Long Island City launch sales

April 17, 2013

Sales launched yesterday at the Bindery, a condominium development located at 47-34 11th Street in Long Island City, ...

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New Long Island City Condo the Bindery Launches Sales

April 17, 2013

Location: 47-34 11th Street, Hunter's Point
Size: 20 units
Prices: $450,000 to $870,000
Developer: Emmy Homes and ...

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West Chelsea ConstructoPorn; Sales Update In Court Square

April 08, 2013

COURT SQUARE—Long Island City's microhood of Court Square is really feeling the residential boom... or something. The...

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Vista condos in Long Island City are half sold

April 08, 2013

The 48-unit Vista condominium tower in Long Island City has channeled the energy of the universe, it seems. This full...

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Modern Spaces Celebrates LIC At The Clock Tower

March 26, 2013

The Long Island City leading brokerage, Modern Spaces invited the New York community to celebrate the up and coming d...

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Modern Spaces celebrates LIC

March 26, 2013

Long Island City brokerage, Modern Spaces invited the New York community to celebrate the diversity and charm of the ...

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New Development: High Five as new LIC hits market

March 26, 2013

Five27, Long Island City's newest luxury condominium, has brought Modern Spaces on board as the exclusive sales and m...

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Done Deals: Queens

March 26, 2013

Queens
Long Island City
5-03 50th Ave. #4C
$690,000

Three bedroom, 1-bath loft in the Galaxy condominium. 11 f...

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Brooklyn’s New Gentrification Frontiers

March 13, 2013

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“When I started selling there 20 years ago,” he said, “you could get a house for $250,000.” Now, tho...

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Leases

March 06, 2013

Lockwood Publications has signed a ten-year lease for 4,500 s/f at 3743 Crescent Street in Long Island City, Queens. ...

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New Development: A Full L Haus

March 06, 2013

The Stahl Organization announced that L Haus condominium in Long Island City is now 100 percent sold. After taking ov...

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Five27, a new luxury condo building, is on its way to LIC

March 06, 2013

We’ve caught wind of new luxury condo building in LIC, Five27, thanks to the Modern Spaces folks (who also happen to ...

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Modern Spaces to market Five27 condo in LIC

February 22, 2013

Modern Spaces has been tapped to exclusively market the Five27 condominium in Long Island City, The Real Deal has lea...

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Deal for LIC penthouse breaks Queens price record

March 06, 2013

An all-cash deal for a penthouse at The View in Long Island City has broken the record for the highest price paid for...

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Retail Amenities Still Sparse in LIC's Booming Court Square

February 20, 2013

LONG ISLAND CITY — If they build it, will the amenities come?

A housing boom is coming to Court Square in the next...

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Thanks to Broker Switch, Long Island City's L Haus Sells Out

February 20, 2013

Sales at Long Island City's L Haus condominium got off to a slow start, despite the many attempts to lure buyers with...

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LIC's L Haus Sells Out

February 20, 2013

Long Island City’s L Haus condominium is now sold out — a little more than a year after the Stahl Organization switch...

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Change name of Long Island City to LIC, say officials, busines...

February 25, 2013

In order to separate from the confusion of being mistaken with Long Island, officials and business leaders are lookin...

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Development Updates

February 20, 2013

The View

24-hour doorman, concierge, garage, fitness center, billiards room, roof deck and spa. Modern Spaces is t...

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Buyers planning a future at LIC condo

February 20, 2013

By Caitlin Abdo

Long Island City, a long awaited up-and-coming area, is finally coming up.

The Vista, in C...

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Modern Spaces Sees Finish Line

February 04, 2013

Modern Spaces, the exclusive sales and marketing team for the luxury condominium The View, together with developer TF...

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Astoria Real Estate Market Sees Uptick in Luxury Properties, R...

February 04, 2013

ASTORIA — The trend of luxury condos and rental apartments, now largely the norm on the Long Island City waterfront, ...

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Housing prices rise in Astoria and Long Island City

February 04, 2013

Eric Benaim, president and CEO of the real estate firm Modern Spaces, said rents and real estate prices in Astoria an...

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“Williamsburg West” submarket commands prices significantly hi...

February 04, 2013

Williamsburg West, defined by Modern Spaces in its end-of-year report as the area from Wythe Avenue to the East River...

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Modern Spaces Continues To Expand, One Project At A Time

January 18, 2013

When it comes to real estate, there's no question New York City is one of the most sought-after international address...

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Twenty9th Park Madison Sells Out; LIC's The View is 90% Sold

January 18, 2013

MURRAY HILL—A press release hit our inbox announcing that Twenty9th Park Madison is now 100 percent sold, but we're a...

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Some Buildings Find Buyers Need a Nudge

December 19, 2012

WHETHER it’s the best of times, or times are just O.K., could depend on whom you ask.
Some analysts see the recent ...

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The start-up generation

December 19, 2012

The entrepreneur has had something of a moment lately, with both Presidential campaigns heaping praise on small busin...

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Long Island City waterfront real estate may be impacted by Sup...

November 19, 2012

Most of the luxury high-rises along the western Queens waterfront didn’t flood or lose power — but they may be the la...

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Modern Spaces to open first Manhattan office

November 01, 2012

The Long Island City-based brokerage Modern Spaces will open its first Manhattan office, The Real Deal has learned. T...

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Local LIC realtor Eric Benaim in The Real Deal

October 11, 2012

by megcotner | 10/09/2012 9:30 AM
Local realtor Eric Benaim – president of Modern Spaces (offices in LIC, Astoria, a...

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In LIC, Industry condo sells out

October 11, 2012

The 75-unit Industry LIC condominium in the Court Square neighborhood of Long Island City has sold out, the property’...

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16 New Developments Hitting the NYC Market This Fall

October 10, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012, by Sara Polsky
The fall is traditionally a busy time for new developments to hit the market...

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Making It Exclusive: Signing With an Agent

October 10, 2012

By JIM RENDON
CHOOSING a real estate agent for selling a home may seem simple, but there is much to understand about...

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Three-bedrooms in demand as more families come to LIC

October 10, 2012

By Cristabelle Tumola
Strollers are becoming a more familiar sight along the Long Island City waterfront. But they a...

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Real estate listings of the day – LIC’s Arris Lofts, L haus, M...

October 10, 2012

Today we’re going to look at a few real estate listings, all of them in LIC.
The first one is for a 1 bed/1 bath con...

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Lucky Long Island City looking forward to new Vista

October 10, 2012

Vista Court, the new luxury residential building at 44-15 Purves Street in Long Island City designed by Gene Kaufman ...

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Gallery: Modern Spaces/TF Cornerstone BBQ Event at The View

October 10, 2012

Modern Spaces recently hosted a barbecue celebration to unveil a newly designed model home showcasing unit 103 which ...

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Flexible Board Sweetens Deal for $280K 2- Bedroom Co-op in Ast...

October 10, 2012

21-37 33rd St., #3E
2-bedroom, 1-bathroom
$280,000
Maintenance: $529
By Jessica Glazer
Special to DNAinfo.com Ne...

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A Satellite With Great Views of Home Base

October 10, 2012

By ALISON GREGOR
WHEN Kirsten Sharett met her husband-to-be, he was living in an industrial area in Long Island City...

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LIC Real Estate Selling For Manhattan Prices

October 10, 2012

After recent construction, Long Island City, Queens has become one of the hottest neighborhoods in the city for renta...

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Top 10 neighborhoods for real estate investment

October 15, 2012

It’s time for the middle of the market to make serious gains. Here are areas to buy that could pay off with a little ...

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The Real Deal - Modern Spaces celebrates Williamsburg culture ...

August 02, 2012

http://therealdeal.com/blog/2012/06/29/modern-spaces-celebrates-williamsburg-culture-with-opening-of-first-brooklyn-o...

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Queens West - New LIC Montessori School

August 02, 2012

NEW YORK, NY, June 07, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Modern Spaces recently secured a lease for over 4,000-square-feet o...

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Brooklyn: Sweetleaf and Low Down - Opens Office With Modern S...

August 02, 2012

http://sprudge.com/brooklyn-sweetleaf-and-low-down.html

Janani Sreenivasan is Sprudge.com’s newest contributor. Sh...

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Long Island City Is Perking

August 02, 2012

Long Island City Is Perking

By LAURA KUSISTO and DANNY GOLD

Long Island City's coming of age has been...

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Real Estate Weekly - Sweetleaf and Modern Spaces open up in Wi...

March 16, 2012

Modern Spaces, the Long Island City-based residential brokerage, has joined
forces with neighborhood coffeehouse Swe...

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Modern Spaces and Sweetleaf Open in Williamsburg

March 08, 2012

Brokerage, Coffee Spot Link Space
By LAURA KUSISTO
A couple of Long Island City mainstays are expanding to Will...

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NY Times - In Long Island City, Pepsi Sign Gets More Company

February 10, 2012

TWO more glass skyscrapers are being added to the growing collection of towers on the waterfront in Long Island City ...

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NY 1 TV - Tech Boom Upgrades Expectations In City's Housing Ma...

February 06, 2012

Developers say a boom is on its way, thanks to what many are calling New York's "Silicon
Alley". NY1's Jill Urban fi...

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The Real Deal - Modern SPaces Market Report LIC sales prices i...

January 20, 2012

For the first time in several years, Long Island City apartment sales prices rose across the board in 2011 and buyers...

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New York Times - Priced out of Manhattan

January 30, 2012

So You’re Priced Out. Now What?
By JIM RENDON
It’s easy to fall in love with a neighborhood in New York. And given ...

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Multi Housing News - Modern Spaces Market Report

January 30, 2012

Long Island City, N.Y.—Last year was a very good year for Long Island City, N.Y., which
leveraged the rising rents i...

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The Real Deal - Modern Spaces replaces Elliman at LIC’s L haus

January 18, 2012

Stahl Organization replaced the Prudential Douglas Elliman team that marketed the L haus condominium in Long Island C...

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Boro Magazine - Living Feng Shui

January 05, 2012

Teaming up with developer Vantage Partners, Long Island City’s Modern Spaces hopes to use their latest residential ve...

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The Real Deal - Modern Spaces expands to Astoria

January 05, 2012

Modern Spaces expands to Astoria

January 05, 2012 01:00PM

Modern Spaces, the Long Island City-based residential...

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Daily News - Long Island City to receive more residential hous...

December 19, 2011

Long Island City is on the rise — one tower at a time — thanks to a host of new developments, defying the bleak real ...

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Brooklyn Eagle - Williamsburg's Louver House celebrates Grand ...

December 19, 2011

WILLIAMSBURG — The completion and grand opening of The Louver House, described as a luxury loft-style boutique condo ...

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NY Post - Williamsburg Seeing a Rental Rebirth - Modern Spaces...

December 15, 2011

Think the L train is crowded now? Brace yourself.

Much of the development in Williamsburg that stagnated after the...

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The Real Deal - LIC's Murano's 60% Sold

November 11, 2011

Long Island City's the Murano condominium, developed by Hudson Equities JV and
Developer Jim Plotkin, is now 60 perc...

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New York Observer - Vista Court - Certified Feng Shui Consultant

November 10, 2011

Most of the sights and sounds at this morning’s event in Long Island City were pretty standard fare for a groundbreak...

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New York Times - In a Queens Enclave, Often Shopping in Vain

November 09, 2011

When Nick Bate and his wife decided they wanted to rent an affordable apartment with a third bedroom, they looked acr...

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The Real Deal - New condo to bring feng shui to LIC

November 09, 2011

It's not for a lack of balconies that residents of a forthcoming Long Island City condominium won't be able to gaze o...

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A Pop-Up Apartment at The Yard

October 17, 2011

Nightwood, the deconstructed furniture and textiles company, is very into modern rusticity. That's just the look Mode...

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New Marketing Company, Modern Spaces Takes Industry LIC Condos...

November 09, 2011

New Marketing Company Takes Industry LIC Condos to Market
By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor
New York—After bei...

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The Real Deal - Modern Spaces takes over for Elliman at LIC's ...

December 15, 2011

About one year after launching sales, the Industry condominium in Long Island City will get a
new marketing team, as...

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The New York Observer - Real Estate - The Hidden Closets of Jo...

November 09, 2011

251 West 19th Street (Photo from StreetEasy)
Although it is doubtless a busy time for
fashion showroom owner Joey G...

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Long Island City’s The Yard Nearing 50 Percent Sold

November 09, 2011

By Jeffrey Steele, Contributing Writer
New York–As unofficial “mayor of Long Island
City,” Eric Benaim is among the...

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NY1 - Long Island City's Waterfront Transforms Into 24/7 Commu...

November 09, 2011

The waterfront in Long Island City, Queens, is transforming from a under-utilized area into a
booming residential co...

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The Commercial Observer - Modern Spaces brings Crank Spin Stud...

October 17, 2011

Spinheads in High Gear! First Cycle Studio to LIC

Sweat it out!
Condo sales might be super sluggish in Long Isl...

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Curbed - Long Island City's The View 60% Sold, Still Aiming High

October 18, 2011

The amenities, prices, and, well, views at Long Island City's The View may have been intended to transform the waterf...

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The Real Deal - LIC's Modern Spaces expands on Vernon

December 15, 2011

Eric Benaim's Long Island City-based brokerage Modern Spaces is moving to new office space. The privately-owned compa...

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The Real Deal / Wall Street Journal - Modern SPaces takes over...

December 15, 2011

The Murano, a 12-story, 76-unit condominium at 519 Borden Avenue in Long Island City developed by Hudson Equities, hi...

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The Real Deal - Prominent LIC Developer takes on Executive Pos...

December 15, 2011

Verdi developer takes executive role with LIC-based Modern Spaces
March 30, 2011 06:45PM
Craig Axelrod stands in fr...

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NY1 - Unfinished Property Should Not Be Bought Sight Unseen

November 09, 2011

New construction and consumer confidence are picking up again, as people are
increasingly buying property without ev...

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Daily News - Owners tout plan to rebuild 5Pointz in Queens' Lo...

October 18, 2011

Owner Jerry Wolkoff and his son David Wolkoff tour iconic 5Pointz graffiti-splashed building in Long Island City and ...

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