March 24, 2017 By Hannah Wulkan
Real estate brokers began selling luxury condos in a near-complete 22-unit building in Court Square today.
The condos, which are part of a new development called The Decker, are located at 21-10 44th Drive, with 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments ranging in price from $685,000 to $1.525 million. Modern Spaces is selling the units.
The new building is slated for completion in September, and will bring homes in to an area that has been largely commercial until now.
“We’re seeing a shift in the area best known for the Citigroup Building. Several new residential projects, including The Decker, are offsetting the commercial office buildings that originally brought people into Court Square,” said Eric Benaim, CEO of Modern Spaces. “The Decker is providing in-demand residential inventory for the area, which we expect will only increase in popularity.”
The new eight-story red brick building, named in tribute to the former Newtown Creek Towing Company and its tugboat, the W.O. Decker, will offer owners many amenities that have come to be standard in luxury buildings.
Residents will have access to a virtual doorman, a resident’s lounge, a landscaped outdoor space complete with barbeque grills and patio furniture, a recreation room with a pool table and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
The apartments themselves will have all modern appliances and natural oak flooring.
The Decker is one of many new residential buildings opening in Long Island City this year, with as many as 9,000 residential units slated to hit the market in 2017, according to data from the LIC Partnership.