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- Watermark LIC: More Long Island City Rentals to Begin Leasing this Summer, Register Now [link]
- Brand New Bed-Stuy Rentals from $2,000/Month; Duplexes Available [link]
- One Hudson Yards Readies for Summer Leasing; Rentals to Start from $5,095/Month [link]
- New Rentals Debut on Transformed Box Street in Greenpoint; 1-Beds from $2,650/Month [link]
- Teaser Site Launches for Jackson Park; Tishman Speyer Project To Bring Hundreds of Apartments to Booming LIC [link]
- Two Months Free at The Ventura, Luxury Rentals Next to the Second Avenue Subway [link]
- New Listings at Avalon Fort Greene from $2,565/Month; Two Year Rent-Lock Option Offered [link]
- Low Deposit Requirement at Parc Cameron on the Upper West Side; Rentals from $2,335/Month [link]
- Jersey City Waterfront Rentals with Skyline Views Are Leasing with $1,000 Deposits [link]
44-16 Purves Street
While all of Long Island City seems to be undergoing development, one block in particular, Purves Street, remains the neighborhood’s most concentrated construction hub. Applications open Monday for 34 affordable units in one of these new builds, Watermark LIC (formerly Watermark Court Square) located at 27-19 44th Drive and 44-16 Purves Street. The 27-story building designed by Handel Architects offers 168 apartments and has 2,500 square feet of retail space. New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income can apply for the below-market rate apartments that range from $908/month studios to $1,176/month two-bedrooms.
Watch out Hudson Yards, Midtown is moving east to Queens. The glassy ghetto formerly known as Long Island City is sprouting a small city worth of skyscrapers, ushering in thousands of new residents, hundreds of hotel rooms, and a few hundred thousand square feet of office space. To help us visualize the neighborhood’s upcoming transformation, the dynamos at Rockrose Development commissioned visualization experts Zum-3d to produce this exceptionally accurate depiction of the changes afoot. Inspired by the rendering, 6sqft has put together a rundown of the nearly 30 under-construction and proposed projects for the ‘hood.
Yesterday, 6sqft discussed how Long Island City‘s Purves Street is a hotbed of construction activity with no less than four residential towers underway along the 500-foot, one-block stretch. On a site situated between Thomson Avenue (where the pioneer condo Arris Lofts rises) and Court Square, Twining Properties has begun excavation work for a 27-story, 168-unit rental tower at 44-14 Purves Street.
According to the developer’s project page, the rental tower will be known as Watermark Court Square and is to offer “efficient apartment layouts designed for mobile professionals.” The handsome albeit unremarkable design by Handel Architects is faced with grey brick and large windows. According to Department of Buildings filings, the ground-up, 302-foot-tall tower will rise along 44th Drive, while a two-story existing building will be rehabilitated along Purves.