Small businesses are the backbone of the United States, according to Brad Zackson, founder and director of development of Dynamic Star real estate. Approximately 32.5 million small businesses, which account for 99.9% of all businesses Brad Zackson in the country, make up over 99.9% of all businesses in the country, and they are responsible for 62% of net job creation in the U.S. between 1995 and 2020, according to the U.S. Small Business Association.
They are vital economically and serve as gathering spaces and opportunities to connect and work, which are also essential elements of our local communities identity. These spaces serve as meeting places, and Brad Zackson connects with each other. In one of the most exciting neighborhoods in the Outer Boroughs of New York, Long Island City, Dynamic Star has undertaken a project called “Opus Point” based on these principles.
Opus Point, located at 23-10 Queens Plaza South, will be Long Island City’s healthiest building, as it has been designed under the WELL Building Standard®, making it the healthiest building in the area. A performance-based system called the WELL Building Standard is a way to measure, certify, and monitor the quality of the built environment that impacts human health and well-being through the air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind through the built environment.
Dynamic Star acquired a property owned by Dynamic Star in 2019. At present, the Eagle Electric Manufacturing Co., a maker of electrical devices founded in Long Island City in the 1920s, is seeking approvals for the construction of a 27-story office tower on the site of its former location through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP).
It was the City of New York’s aim to revitalize Times Square as a vibrant public space and economic center of Manhattan when it rezoned the neighborhood in 2001, increasing the potential for mixed-use development and thus jumpstarting a central business district. Long Island City has been transformed from an industrial area into a popular neighborhood where people can live, work, create and play for years.
Opus Point is symbolic of this transformation. By attracting and tapping into the neighborhood’s unique talent pool, Dynamic Star will be able to populate retail space with the help of millennials, young professionals, and artists. Opus Point will be an outer borough community hub that invests in local talent to strengthen the local community, ultimately leading to economic growth. Aside from an organic grocery, restaurants, cafes, and an Eagle Electric museum will be available in the retail mix.