Orangetheory Fitness finds a home at Tangram

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The Boca Raton, Florida-based fitness franchise Orangetheory is coming to Tangram in Flushing.

The company, with over 1,000 locations nationwide, signed a 10-year lease with the mega-development. The studio space will occupy 3,200 square feet and will open in summer 2020.

Orangetheory specializes in group sessions with a focus on cardiovascular and strength training. Total body workouts last 60 minutes and are led by certified personal trainers that guide and tailor workouts to achieve clients’ goals.

Their workout rooms include treadmills, bikes, striders, WaterTowers and floor equipment.

Orangetheory will have three membership levels: Orange Premier, which offers unlimited classes for six months; Orange Elite, which offers eight classes per month for six months; and Orange Basic, which is four classes per month.

Membership benefits include month-to-month contract, access to 1,000+ studios nationwide, online or mobile booking, freeze privileges, flexible class times and more.

“Orangetheory Fitness will significantly fill the current void within the fitness studio market in Flushing,” says Alex Chiu, executive vice president of F&T Group, which is developing Tangram with SCG America.

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Don’t approve Total Wine and More in College Point: pol

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A Queens state senator has called on the State Liquor Authority to reject an application from Total Wine and Liquors, a wine and liquor superstore, to open a new retail location in College Point.

State Senator Mike Gianaris wrote a letter to SLA Chairman Vincent Bradley opposing the application because of the “untold harm” it would do to small businesses across the borough, he wrote.

“Total Wine would be a total disaster for small businesses in western Queens,” Gianaris says. “I stand with small business owners to fight for a stronger community and against further intrusions from anti-competitive businesses that prey on small businesses.”

Queens has more than 350 locally-owned liquor stores, according to the senator’s office.

Gianaris said he heard from small business owners expressing their “dissatisfaction” with the proposed superstore.

The retailer reportedly applied for a license in Hartsdale, Westchester County, but was also denied by the SLA.

Gianaris hopes the SLA be “equally wise” to reject this location.

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Eastern Queens neighborhoods make list of most expensive areas

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Unsurprisingly, Malba tops the list of most expensive neighborhoods in Queens.

According to a report by PropertyShark.com,┬áMalba’s median sale price in the second quarter of 2019 was $1.12 million, good for first among Queens communities.

Queensboro Hill also made the list, coming in at $880,000, followed by Fresh Meadows at $851,000.

East Flushing’s median sale price was $832,000, and Auburndale was at $739,000.

TriBeCa remains the most expensive neighborhood in New York City at $4.34 million, followed by Hudson Yards at $3.68 million. Little Italy snagged the third spot, and Cobble hill jumped to seventh.

You can see the full PropertyShark report here.

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