New Hotel Coming

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE
Staff Writer

They are springing up like mushrooms in western Queens.

Permits were filed in mid June for a 13-story, 122-room hotel in Astoria. It will be located at 37-10 24th St., the former site of the demolished Jung Sun Laundry Corp building, according to the company’s now defunct Facebook page. The hotel will include a restaurant and bar.

According to reports, the developer is Gurpal Cheema’s New Generation Development. New Generation purchased the site in September 2012 for $3.3 million, and a demolition application was approved in February 2013. Developers could not be reached for comment as of press time.

This hotel will be located a short walk from the Paper Factory Hotel, which opened earlier this year on 36th Street, and is also flanked by a Country Inn & Suites, a Quality Inn, Ramada Long Island City and a Best Western Plaza.

Reach Jackie Strawbridge at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 128, jstrawbridge@queenstribune.com or @JNStrawbridge.