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Amazon's Arrival Helps Queens Waterfront Condo Reap Record

  • Tech giant’s HQ2 plan spurs deal after 6 months on the market
  • Purchase sets a square-foot price record for Long Island City
The View building, center, in Lond Island City.

The View building, center, in Lond Island City.

Photographer: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

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One of Long Island City’s most-expensive condos found a buyer last week at a record price after lingering on the market for six months -- all within days after Amazon.com Inc.’s announcement that it’s coming to the Queens neighborhood.

The two-bedroom unit at the waterfront complex called the View went into contract last week, after being listed for 189 days and getting a 9.1 percent price cut, according to StreetEasy. The buyer paid cash, and more than the $2.998 million the owner last sought, said Silvette Julian, the Compass broker who listed the property. At the listed price, the deal comes out to $2,077 a square foot -- a neighborhood record, Julian said.