July 20, 2016 By Christian Murray
The latest crop of high-end Queens Plaza apartments is now available for lease, with prices starting at $2,570 for a one bedroom and $5,100 for a three bedroom.
The apartments are located above the 160-room Marriott Courtyard hotel that opened at 29-11 Queens Plaza North in May. The units, 132 in all, occupy floors 15-29, with the hotel the first 14 floors.
Most of the apartments provide panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, the East River and iconic city bridges.
The apartment complex, called Aurora, comes with a separate lobby and elevator from the Marriott Courtyard. Most of the units are one or two bedrooms. There are no studios.
The units include floor-to-ceiling windows, nine to eleven-foot ceiling heights, wide plank oak flooring and solar shades. The kitchens are outfitted with white quartz countertops, Bertazzoni stainless steel gas ranges, ovens and stoves, Bosch built-in dishwashers and paneled Leibherr built-in refrigerators.
The building has been developed by G. Holdings and designed by Michael Arad of Handel Architect.
Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is handling the marketing and leasing efforts for the project.
“Long Island City is such an exciting and thriving destination in New York City, convenient to Manhattan, but with a great identity of its own and absolutely beautiful skyline views,” said Etai Gross, a principal at G. Holdings.
The building’s top floor, which is aptly called the “Aurora Sky Lounge,” is outfitted with a state-of-the-art fitness center, double-height residents’ lounge, and rooftop sun deck, and views of the Manhattan and Long Island City skyline.
Tenants will be able to start occupy the building starting Aug. 1.
For more information please, go to www.auroralic.com.
Frank, we agree on the fudging of crime stats but not on Bulldozing Public Housing Projects.
Continued… If not Frank, type in Compstat downgrades crimes and pick an article to read.
Frank, I’m waiting for you to respond to this! I only read LICPost to read the comments! Don’t leave us hanging…
MRLIC, you prove my point. Crime is under-reported, therefore more aggressive measures are needed to address it. Bringing back stop-and-frisk is a logical first step, as would be bulldozing projects like Queensbridge, or at least evicting families with an immediate member with a criminal record (same effect, probably).
Continued…. Frank , it is all done so tourists can feel safe and spend their $$$$$$$$$ here. Read or listen to the nightly news. 4 slain in 5 hours. Over July 4, weekend 19 people shot. How does crime hit “new Lows” according to the Big Wigs? They will say some crimes are up to make it a bit realistic.www.nytimes.com/2010/02/07/nyregion/07crime.html I hope this will go through and you can read it.
Frank, you can’t displace all those people just for some “Bad Element”. Crime stats are “Fudged here in NYC by COMPSTAT. Bratton & DumBlasio love Compstat as it downgrades crimes I read even a few years ago that one officer said some crimes even go unreported or they talk the victim out of reporting it.
Frank, you can’t displace all these people just for some “BAD Element”. Sure there is crime there. There is crime all over the city but “Compstat” downgrades the crimes. Now you know why Bratton & DumBlasio like it so much. Some officers actually said some crimes were never even recorded. It is all done for the Tourism industry, so they feel safe and spend their $$$$$$$$$here.
Frank, Everyone in Queensbridge is not a criminal. queensbridge is not going anywhere as it is the largest Housing Project in the U,S,A.
Exactly MRLIC! Some people are just so ignorant aren’t they! Lord help us all!???
Well duh, Captain Obvious. The point is that there is a significant criminal element in Queensbridge, and that this element makes it a problem for the neighborhood. I find it interesting how many people comment on “ignorance” while being totally devoid of reason.
Frank I guess you don’t want any middle class or poor around, do you?
First, Queensbridge isn’t exactly housing the middle class. Second, my issue is criminals. There is ample history of crime ranging from petty acts to serious drug trafficking bring centered in Queensbridge. Maybe they should put in a bowling alley there. Third, no, it does not make sense to have a housing project next to a rapidly developing neighborhood.
Rantings of a jackass. Provide your proof! QB has been there since the 30’s, and will not come down. Just b/c you don’t like the brown folks who live there and seem to be beneath you, doesn’t mean they should be displaced b/c it’s a “rapidly developing neighborhood.” What are you suggestions on housing the displaced? Your simple minded rantings do not have simple solutions.
So now I don’t like brown people? Where’d you dig that one up from? Obviously Queensbridge isn’t going anywhere, but, if it did, I imagine finding new housing would be the residents’ problem…you know, one of those basic responsibilities of functioning adults.
blah blah blah…proof…produce it or leave your ghooliani-like bs to yourself
Try reading the LIC Post and you will see all of the “a resident of Queensbridge Houses” all over the crime stories. Google “Queensbridge Houses Crime” to read about why the community was up in arms about the NYPD withdrawing their dedicated force from the projects. The only good thing that could happen to Queensbridge is a bulldozer.
Mr. Frank if that is your real name???Why don’t we just use the bulldozer and bulldoze all over the USA
“High-end.” So sick of “high end”!
I’d love to erect an enormous 2,000-foot high end and blow one yuuuge Trump size fart directly at this building. Let’s test how well constructed it is.
If both NYCHA projects were knocked down , then NYC would truly be a city for the rich. Wouldn’t it? I would rather have the the NYCHA residents living here.
Oh yeah…it’s great how Queensbridge provides all those criminals who break into stores on Vernon, break car windows, assault women in Queensboro Plaza, and other assorted crimes. What ever would we do without them?
You Mr. Are so uneducated, really? Obviously you don’t realize do you that hard working folks live there as well who can’t seem to better their situation due to the 1% which it seems you favor or are one of them!
Really Frank, really! So anyone who lives in a lower income housing development is a degenerate? You need to open your eyes, seriously! There are hard working folks who live there and thanks to the 1% they will unfortunately never get out! I can tell your a supporter of demolishing hopes and dreams of hard working families! Keep up the good work indeed! You will reap what you sow someday!
Mel, Queensbridge is not a lower income housing development. It is public housing, i.e., the taxpayer is subsidizing or outright financing the people living there. I do not deny that there are had working people there, but, as I point out below, there is also a significant criminal element. So, tell me: why waste public dollars artificially warehousing people in neighborhoods they cannot afford so that a portion of them can drive up crime? As far as I can tell, we are already reaping what misguided policies like public housing have sown.
Also, do explain how the Evil One Percent(TM) is holding people back from bettering their situation. Remember, just because you work hard doesn’t mean you are generating value.
I do work with a single mother of 2 who lives there. She is deserving and not a thug. I think the city needs to reevaluate who gets to live in subsidized housing. Criminal records should get you kicked out.
To “Concerned Citizen” Never trust developers . More rich people to move into overpriced apartments. If they could they would knock down NYCHA Queensbridge Projects and build more Luxury Apts.
They don’t build bowling alleys either. For shame.
Your such a ……………….!
Why, because I am not pleased as punch to have a crime mill down the road? Do you like having the projects near you? Really, crawl back in your hole.
Listen Frank I rather have a bowling alley then 105 stores building
The bowling alley comments are getting old.
“Knock down NYCHA Quuensbridge” Sounds like a great plan. While you’re at it take down Ravenswood too.
“$5,100 for a three bedroom.”
Unreal. And to think that if you take a five minute walk to the projects there are three bedrooms costing their occupants a few hundred a month (actual rent should be between $1000-$1600 a month for a 3 bedroom in NYCHA but it adjusts for income so most pay way below 1K). That area has changed so much but I’ll always remember that location for the squeegee men and the prostitutes.
Thats a lie. There are 0 apartments for that price. Very shady sales staff. not impressed.
It’s $2570 with one month free on the lease. That comes down to $2570 after the 1 month free. Gross rent is $2785
I haven’t seen them but understand how the concessions work.
What are you looking for in a home?