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Plans Filed for 8-Story, 61 Unit Building on 50th Street, Where Phyzique Gym and Billiards Hall Was Located

The two-story building at 43-12 50th St.–where Phyzique Gym and New City Billiards were located prior to the outbreak of COVID-19–is likely to be demolished and replaced by an 8-story, 61-unit apartment complex (Photo: Queens Post)

Jan. 3, 2022 By Christian Murray

Permits have been filed for an eight-story, 61 unit building to go up on 50th Street in Woodside where Phyzique Gym and New City Billiards & Café were located.

The proposed development is expected to go up at 43-12 50th St., between 43rd and Roosevelt Avenues, near the 52nd Street-Lincoln Avenue subway station.

According to filings, the new building will be 80-feet-tall, containing 40,318 square feet of residential space. The plans also call for 31 enclosed parking spaces. The developer is listed as Matthew Lawrence of Sarana Development.

Left to Right: Owners of the now-shuttered Phyzique–Nick Komporozos and Rich Bundy (Photo: Queens Post)

Permits were filed in October to demolish the existing two-story structure. The building had housed Phyzique Gym for nearly 30 years, which closed in 2020, an early business casualty of COVID-19.

Phyzique was owned and operated by Rich Bundy and Nick Komporozos, both born-and-raised Woodsiders. Bundy opened the gym in 1991 and Komporozos joined him as a business partner in 2010.

The billiards hall, a family-run operation, was located on the second floor. It closed Dec. 1.

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