New Condominiums And Rentals In Long Island City, Queens

Anyone that has either seen or lived in Long Island City, Queens since the early 2010's would've easily noticed the surge in residential construction, which dramatically transformed the skyline into a forest of glass towers we see today. Once defined by just a single 50-story, 673-foot tall office skyscraper, One Court Square, the building and its stepped crown is now surrounded by newer and even taller residential neighbors with more projects in the pipeline. Below are several recently finished and upcoming buildings for the district. The following prices and availability are of rentals in Long Island City as of November 28. 

1) Sven 

Sven is a recently opened 762-foot-tall skyscraper at 29-37 41st Avenue. The 67-story structure was designed by Handel Architects for The Durst Organization and yields a total of 958 rental units with interiors designed by Selldorf Architects. Three hundred units are set aside as affordable housing. The exterior features two concave glass curtain walls with a series of horizontal stripes in between the reflective facade. Also part of the complex is the Art Deco-style Chase Manhattan Bank Building, aka the Queens Clock Tower, which sits directly at the base of Sven on the southern elevation across from Dutch Kills Green. This smaller portion is part of the master plan's 50,000 square feet of office and retail space. 

The cheapest unit is a studio costing $3,500 per month that is available starting on December 7, while the most expensive unit is a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom penthouse costing $7,201 per month with immediate availability. 

Sven’s residential amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, a 20,000-square-foot fitness center, a library, co-working areas, a children’s playroom, and a demonstration kitchen. The nearest subways to the property are the E, M, and R trains at the Queens Plaza station and the 7, N, and W trains at the elevated Queensboro Plaza station. 

2) Skyline Tower 

As the current tallest skyscraper in Long Island City, Queens, Skyline Tower stands 68 stories high and 778 feet tall and is addressed as 23-12 44th Drive. It was designed by Hill West Architects and developed by United Construction & Development Group, FSA Capital, and Risland US Holdings LLC. Inside are 802 condominiums with interiors designed by. Whitehall Interiors. Modern Spaces is handling sales of the homes.

Floors 3 through 37 have studios to 2-bedrooms, floors 38 through 63 house studios to 3-bedrooms, and floors 64 through 67 house studios to 2-bedroom penthouses. The cheapest unit is a studio measuring 405 square feet costing $660,400, while the most expensive is a 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathrrom penthouse spanning 1,326 square feet and costing $2,859,448.

Amenities include a 75-foot long indoor swimming pool; a cedar-planked sauna; a double-height lobby with a full-time doorman and concierge; multiple lounges; a fitness center; a business center; a kitchenette; an outdoor terrace; a children's playroom; a pet spa; a laundry room; private valet parking; and storage units.

3) Trio

Trio is a new ten-story residential building located at 27-19 Thomson Avenue. Designed by MY Architect PC and developed by Thomson Development, the completed 116-foot-tall structure features 30 units spread across 23,012 square feet, as well as 5,039 square feet of ground-floor retail space. 

The cheapest rental is a 1-bedroom unit costing $3,945 per month, while the most expensive apartment is a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home costing $5,700 per month. 

Units come equipped with a dishwasher, air conditioning, hardwood floors, charging outlets with USB ports, smart controls for heating and cooling, washers and dryers, name-brand kitchen appliances, countertops, and finishes, and a patio or balcony.

The pet-friendly amenities include bike storage and package lockers, a doorman and concierge, a gym, media room, recreation room, common area with Wi-Fi, and multiple outdoor terraces including a rooftop terrace with BBQ grills and lounge areas.

4) NOVA 

Situated across the street from Sven is NOVA, an upcoming 24-story residential tower at 41-05 29th Street. Designed by Fogarty Finger and developed by SB Development Group, there will be a total of 86 condominium units ranging from studio to three-bedroom layouts with sales and marketing led by Modern Spaces, as well as ground-floor retail space. 

Each of the units are designed with Feng Shui principles and minimalist Scandinavian aesthetics. Bumblebee is providing space-saving furniture that can convert the living room into a bedroom or an office through a single tap or voice command. Future residential amenities will include an open-air rooftop deck, an indoor lounge, a library with an adjacent outdoor terrace, a fitness center, a children’s playroom, a doorman, a package room, pet grooming areas, and bicycle storage.

According to Streeteasy, the cheapest unit left is a 445-square foot studio costing $661,500, while the most expensive home left is a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom layout spanning 954 square feet and costing $1,220,000. Two 1-bedroom and one 2-bedroom units are also available.

5) The Green House

The Green House is a recently completed mixed-use residential building at 10-27 Jackson Avenue. The building was designed by Studio V Architecture and developed by Charney Companies with a total of 46 rental apartments and 40 on-site parking spaces. 

All residences feature in-unit washers and dryers, floor-to-ceiling windows, concrete Caesarstone countertops and backsplash, panelized appliances, white oak flooring, centralized air, and sound-attenuating walls. Amenities include a custom gym designed by The Wright Fit, a co-working space, residents lounge, party room, rooftop terrace, and parking with electric vehicle charging stations. Tenants are responsible for electricity including electric stove, hot water, and heat.

The affordable housing lottery launched this past summer and concluded on August 9. At 130 percent of the AMI, there are three studios with a monthly rent of $2,431 for incomes ranging from $83,349 to $138,840; four one-bedrooms with a monthly rent of $2,592 for incomes ranging from $88,869 to $156,130; and seven two-bedrooms with a monthly rent of $3,090 for incomes ranging from $105,943 to $187,330.


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