You are reading

Northwell Health to Take Space at One Court Square in LIC, Open Urgent Care Facility

Northwell Health is taking space at One Court Square, which is the 53-story green glass building located in Long Island City (Photo courtesy of Savanna)

Jan. 6, 2023 By Christian Murray

Northwell Health, the large healthcare provider, is increasing its presence in Long Island City.

The company confirmed Friday that it is leasing 42,000 square feet at One Court Square. It will be opening a 3,400 square foot urgent care facility on the ground floor and will occupy office space on the third and fourth floors.

The building, which is 53-stories tall and owned by Savanna, was the longtime home of Citigroup, which left the space in 2020 when its lease expired. The banking giant occupied 400,000 square feet at the time, with the building featuring its iconic logo. The bank at one time occupied most of the 1.5 million square foot building, which opened in 1990.

The expansion into One Court Square, as first reported by the Commercial Observer, represents Northwell’s growing footprint in western Queens. The company has a pediatrics center at 2-20 50th Ave. and an obstetrics and gynecology clinic at 2-24 50th Ave. It also has Astoria and Sunnyside locations.

The building came into focus in 2018 when Amazon said it planned to rent 1 million square feet in the tower—in addition to developing a campus by Anable Basin in Long Island City.

Amazon was going to take the space Citigroup and other tenants were exiting.

The Amazon deal collapsed on Valentine’s Day 2019 leaving Savanna without a tenant to replace Citigroup and other companies.

Savanna, however, has found new tenants since, with health care company Centene and cable network provider Altice USA taking space.

Centene has leased 500,000 square feet in the building, with Altice about 100,000 square feet. The building now has the Altice logo.

The New York City School Construction Authority announced last year that it was taking 350,000 square feet in the building by 2024. It will house its office staff, occupying 11 floors in the tower.

The School Construction Authority will relocate from 30-30 Thomson Ave., which is also in Long Island City.

email the author: [email protected]
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Popular places where you can watch the Super Bowl in Queens

Feb. 2, 2023 By Tammy Scileppi

Hey, football fans! Game time is fast approaching, and across the city and here in Queens, you can feel the excitement brewing as the two teams prepare to take the field on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 12. So, kick back and watch the big game, and don’t miss Rihanna’s exciting performance during halftime. 

Borough president hears from community members on budget needs throughout Queens

During a two-day public hearing on the mayor’s 2024 preliminary budget, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. listened to testimonies from 14 community board representatives, community stakeholders and members of the public on where the money should be spent in Queens. 

The public hearings were held both in-person and via Zoom on Monday, Jan. 30, and Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Queens Borough Hall. The testimonials will be used to develop the Queens Borough Board’s FY24 preliminary budget priorities in the coming weeks. 

‘He didn’t deserve to die’: Borough President Richards leads emotional candlelight vigil for Tyre Nichols

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards held a candlelight vigil for Tyre Nichols outside Queens Borough Hall Monday, Jan. 30 after Nichols’ death at the hands of police officers in Memphis, Tenn., made national headlines for the brutality in which the officers beat him.

Almost immediately after news broke about Nichols’ death, the Memphis police officers who beat him to death were fired and charged with murder. The police department released the body cam footage of the fatal beating on Jan. 27, but many people, including some at the vigil, have refused to watch it due to its extremely graphic nature.

Op-Ed: This Year’s State Budget Must Prioritize Climate, Jobs, and Justice for New York

Op-Ed, Jan. 30, By Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas

In a time of rampant economic inequality and environmental injustice, it is easy to feel defeated.  Here in Queens and across New York State, however, communities are organizing for a better future. New Yorkers from different backgrounds and with different lived experiences are proving that we can build community, organize, and create a future that reflects our shared values.

LaGuardia Community College receives federal funding to expand vocational training for the unemployed

Jan. 27, 2023 By Bill Parry

LaGuardia Community College recently received more than $400,000 in federal funding to enhance and expand vocational training for underemployed New Yorkers in a city that is still working to recover from COVID-19 pandemic-induced job loss. The support was secured by U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez and former Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney.