Founded in 1870 from a merger of the Village of Astoria and surrounding hamlets, Long Island City later became part of New York City in 1898. Currently making its mark on New York real estate with several massive new construction projects, Long Island City is home to the greatest concentration of art spaces in any of New York's five boroughs and the famous Silvercup Studios calls the area home. With a growing luxury condo market and a cultural scene that rivals it's more storied neighbors, Long Island City's skyline continues to evolve.
Home to the famous Pepsi-Cola sign that looks back at Manhattan over the East River, Long Island City is sometimes thought of as an extention of Midtown Manhattan with a many residents commuting daily via the 7 train. With new luxury developments such as the upcoming Hunter's Point megaproject dotting the landscape, Long Island City is quickly becoming a force in the New York residential scene with residents drawn to it's eclectic art venues, bars, and restaraunts. One of the most rapidly developing neighborhoods in New York, the Long Island City skyline is a testament to contemporary style and modern living.
The Powerhouse gets its name from its origins as a power plant built in the early twentieth century. This history is far more than just a side note though. This converted industrial building offers new residents stunning views, large windows, tons of light, and the finest in modern luxury.
This 27-story building is the tallest condominium in the neighborhood and thanks to its facade of exposed brick and industrial features it is also one of the most beautiful. Located in Court Square in Long Island City, just a short ride into the heart of Manhattan, The Harrison is surrounded by the restaurants, museums, and galleries that have changed the face of Long Island City.
Long Island City is in the process of a renaissance, with new, luxurious buildings being raised regularly. The Industry is one of these buildings, a gorgeous space filled with studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom residences to suit every lifestyle.
Inside these spacious homes are large windows that flood the residencies with natural light and provide beautiful views of the city. The designer kitchens feature stainless steel appliances and real oak cabinetry, while the bathrooms have his and her sinks and Italian porcelain tile.
The first thing that people notice about L Haus is the distinctive architecture; no other building in the city looks quite like it. Taking a look inside this brand new condominium reveals that L Haus meets and surpasses NYC standards for top-tier luxury living, and the attention to detail here is remarkable.
From the studios to the three-bedrooms, all of the apartments at Arris Lofts come with large casement windows and unusually spacious floorplans. The full suite of amenities at this newly converted condominium, highlighted by a private pool and sauna, are just as impressive and definitely deserve a closer look.
Be a part of the changing landscape of Long Island City at The Decker, a boutique condominium in Court Square. This building's classic red brick exterior stands in contrast to many of the other modern buildings rising throughout NYC and brings to mind the classic townhouses that made the city famous.
One Hunters Point brings pristine Manhattan real estate quality into bustling Long Island City. Just a subway stop from Manhattan, One Hunters Point offers convenient commuting and 5-star amenities.
Renowned developers TF Cornerstone have built another remarkable condominium, one that fully lives up to its name. With unobstructed, sweeping views of Manhattan, The View is a newly constructed, modern high rise that is one-of-a-kind. And besides the great views, this condominium even has an exclusive park to boot.
The Echelon, located at 13-11 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, is a 13-story luxury residential building containing 54 units. With views of both the Manhattan skyline and the East River, the spacious apartments here contain a number of remarkable luxury living features, and residents get access to a number of amenities as well.
Liv@ Murray Park North was developed by Century Development Group with a beautiful exterior designed by Raymond Chan Architect P.C. It is located at 11-35 45th Avenue in Long Island City, with easy access to the E, M, and 7 subway lines. Just a few steps away are waterfront parks, restaurants, and entertainment attractions. This 6-story luxury building features 39 apartments.