Long Island City still growing even without Amazon’s HQ2

Long Island City is attracting attention even without Amazon.com Inc.'s plans to build a second headquarters in the Queens neighborhood, said James Pirot, managing principal at Cresa's New York office. "There's a lot of interest in Long Island City," Pirot said.


"I think Long Island City will, despite what went on in the last 12 months regarding Amazon, will continue to grow, but expeditiously, in a way that's more controlled, instead of a big boom."


Cresa is a commercial real estate brokerage that represents tenants, including immigration law firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP, which recently relocated to a new office in Midtown. Pirot spoke with me this week about what areas of Manhattan are getting a lot of attention right now, the deals he's watching, and what's going on in Brooklyn and Queens.


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