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Queens Is Getting More Expensive; Play Preservation Trivia

LONG ISLAND CITY & ASTORIA—Modern Spaces' year-end round-up of rental and sales activity in northwest Queens turns back essentially what we already know; the two neighborhoods are getting hotter, with price per square foot up 6.25% in rentals and 5.09% in condos. At the end of Q4, the average rental rate in Astoria reached $2,868 and Long Island City's rose to $3,780 for luxury apartments, $2,963 for elevator rentals, and $2,458 for walk-ups. [CurbedWire inbox; official]

SOUTH STREET SEAPORT—To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Landmarks Law, the New York Preservation Archive Project invites the historically-minded to flex their muscles brain in a night of preservation trivia. The one-off event is open to teams of two to four people, and will be held on Wednesday, January 21 at 6:30 p.m. at 119 South Street's Paris Cafe. More details here. [CurbedWire inbox; official]