Hotels In Queens
March 21, 2011 / Long Island City LIC / Long Island City Real Estate / Queens Buzz. Over the past year I’ve watched the rapid growth of eleven hotels in the Dutch Kills neighborhood of Long Island City. They’re located within an eight block area, near the N / Q subway lines in LIC.
Construction on many of these Long Island City hotels appears to have been completed. Although there are at least a couple of them which appear to have quite a bit more work to do. Six of the new Dutch Kills Long Island City Hotels are already in operation.
Click here to read the rest of our report about new hotels in Queens - in the Dutch Kills neighborhood of LIC.
Hotels In Queens
Queens Hotels In Long Island City "On The Rise"
Brief History Of Dutch Kills & Long Island City Queens
Dutch Kills is named after a Long Island City creek, which was once an adjunct to Newton Creek, prior to the erection of the Queensboro Bridge in 1909. The Dutch were the first Europeans to settle in New York and in the Dutch language the term 'kills' means creek. The area was comprised of farmland and it was taken over by the British during the Revolutionary War in the late 1700’s.
A view of the Queensboro Bridge is shown, taken from the Dutch Kills neighborhood in Long Island City, in the photo to your left.
Long Island City Re-zoning & New Hotels
Today Dutch Kills is a neighborhood of light industry, wholesalers and residential homes. In 2005 the area went through a real estate zoning review, during which the community was to begin de-emphasizing commercial land use in favor of residential construction.
During the transition process, while awaiting the results of an environmental assessment, somewhere between 11 and 14 entities [corporations or people] began construction on high-rise buildings in accordance with the existing Long Island City / Queens real estate zoning regulations.
In the photo to your right you can see the plethora of construction that was in process during the winter of 2010. And some hotels are still in the process of being built.
Queens Hotels In Dutch Kills Section of LIC
Some of the new construction / high-rises went up alongside homes, much to the consternation of those living in them. A conflict arose between at least one hotelier and a group of long-time community residents. It is believed that during the process of erecting the new hotel, there were some negative effects on the infrastructure of at least one of the nearby homes.
The original inhabitants of the neighborhood are concerned about what effect the erection and operation of all of these new hotels in the neighborhood might have. Some of that will depend on what sort of visitors these hotels attract, as well as how responsibly the new hotels in Queens are managed. As you can see in the background of the photo to your right, construction continues on some of the new high rises in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City neighborhood of Queens.
New LIC Queens Hotels In Dutch Kills - Near Midtown NYC
The new Queens hotels currently in operation in the Dutch Kills section of LIC include:
1) Holiday Inn – 39-05 29th Street - see photo to left
2) Quality Inn – 30-03 40th Avenue
3) Verve Hotel – 40-03 29th Street - see photo below
4) Country Inn & Suites – 40-34 Crescent Street
5) Comfort Inn – 42-24 Crescent Street
6) Hotel Vetiver - 29-11 39th Avenue
Long Island City & Queens – Hotels Galore
We’ll post information about the other new Queens hotels opening as we become aware of them opening their doors. It’s worth noting that we counted an additional nine other hotels in the Long Island City area, and we may not yet have a full count.
Queens Hotels Near Midtown NYC
There are a number of additional Queens hotels in the area including:
1) Ravel Hotel –
2) Fairfield Inn – 52-34 Van Dam Street
3) La Quinta Inn - 37-18 Queens Blvd
4) Howard Johnson Inn - 38-71 13th Street
5) Best Western Plaza Hotel - 39-34 21st Street
6) Best Western City View Motor Inn - 33-17 Greenpoint Avenue
7) Days Inn - 31-36 Queens Blvd
8) Four Points Sheraton - 27-05 39th Avenue
9) Silver Cup Hotel - 29-11 39th Avenue
Hotels In Queens & Things To Do
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Long Island City & Queens Real Estate - Related Stories
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Midtown NYC Hotels
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