After the record snatch-up of Red Hook’s King and Sullivan Townhomes last month, another not-so-Brownstoney neighborhood is joining in on the townhouse craze. Westchester County-based GDC Properties is slated to bring eighteen two-family townhouses to Long Island City, and here we have a first look at what the ensemble’s 11th Street frontage will look like.
While Manhattan buyers typically pay a great premium for a park-front address, a single subway stop away in Long Island City, a new condominium aptly named Liv@ Murray Park North will begin sales with homes starting around $400,000. Developed by George Xu and Century Development Group, the six-story, 39-unit building will house a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments designed by Queens’ own Raymond Chan Architects.
Liv@ Murray Park North is located at 11-35 45th Avenue along the northern frontage of the 2.5 acre Murray Park/Murray Playground. Similar in size to downtown’s Gramercy Park, the community jewel is LIC’s largest green space not situated along the East River. The park is also across from the neighborhood’s sole historic district and is positioned centrally between the area’s two booming high-rise nodes–the master-planned Hunter’s Point waterfront community and the Court Square-Queens Plaza business district.