DNAinfo • Thousands of New Apartments Coming to Queens Plaza and Court Square

QUEENS — Thousands of new apartments are set to come to Queens Plaza and nearby Court Square in the next several years — an area that is crammed with construction sites and soon-to-be developed lots.

Interest in the neighborhood is fueled not only by easy access to transportation and proximity to Manhattan but also an increasing number of firms that are setting up offices in the area.

Among the amenities being offered at the new buildings are landscaped roofs, fitness centers and even a Zen garden.

“We’re tipping over into a kind of critical mass of units…filling in a lot of spaces that have sort of been waiting to be developed,” said Elizabeth Lusskin, director of the economic advocacy group Long Island City Partnership, which maintains an online map of recently completed, current and planned construction projects in the area.