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By: Thomas A. Donovan, Partner

The skyline of Queens is forever changing. Along Queens Boulevard, the major thoroughfare connecting Midtown Manhattan via the Queensboro Bridge to Jamaica, are some of the more prolific buildings in the entire borough, passing through some of the most dynamic and highly sought after neighborhoods.

Queens Boulevard is highlighted by the Queens Place Mall, Queens Center Mall, Rego Center, Rego Park Center, as well as numerous residential developments. Queens Place Mall was built in 1965 as Macy’s but was later converted to Stern’s and then closed by Federated Department Stores. Queens Center Mall opened in September of 1973 on land that was previously occupied by a children’s amusement park, a supermarket and automobile parking. Between 2002 and 2004 the mall went through major renovations, nearly doubling in size. It is now one of the highest grossing malls per square foot in America.

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