You are reading

Luxury building packed with amenities opens in LIC

The Forge

Sept. 1, 2017 By Jason Cohen

Apartments are now available in a 38-story luxury building in the Court Square section of Long Island City.

The building, called ‘The Forge“, is located across the street from the SculptureCenter at 44-28 Purves Street and consists of 272 luxury apartments.  The developers, Brause Realty Inc. and the Gotham Organization, have started leasing the units.

The building offers its residents a host of amenities including a 50-foot outdoor pool, a rooftop sky lounge and a movie screen. The units come with Feng Shui-certified layouts and feature oak floors, quartz countertops, stainless steel KitchenAid and Bosch appliances, bathrooms with custom penny tile, large closet and storage space and Bosch washer/dryers.

Studio apartments in the Forge have a starting price of $2,485, with one-bedrooms at $3,030 and two-bedrooms at $4,150.

“We are thrilled to launch leasing for this distinguished rental building that offers a new take on urban living within a growing neighborhood five minutes from Midtown Manhattan,” said David Brause, president of Brause Realty, in a statement. “Over the years, Long Island City has transformed from a historically industrial neighborhood into a cultural enclave filled with galleries, museums and artisanal restaurants. It is the perfect community for those looking to move from the bustle and expense of city life.”

In addition to the pool and movie screen, the building comes with several other outdoor amenities, such as a landscaped courtyard and Sculpture Garden, hammock park, a “back yard” for fitness activities, a summer kitchen with grills and dining area, and an outdoor rooftop terrace with skyline views of the East River and Manhattan,

The building is also packed with plenty of indoor amenities, including the rooftop sky lounge, a business bar, a children’s playroom, a private party room, a dining area, a fitness center and on-site parking with electric charging stations.

Several Long Island City artists will also have their artwork featured throughout the building.

For instance, a hanging installation by artist Kate Newby — whose work was recently showcased at the SculptureCenter— will be on permanent display. It features antique glass bottles that were found during the excavation of the construction site.

The Forge is described as an eco-friendly building that comes with energy-efficient systems and LEED certified materials. The building also uses a wind turbine and solar panels for supplemental electricity and there is an irrigation system that utilizes captured rainwater for the landscaped spaces.

“The Forge really is a ‘village within a building,’” said David Picket, president of Gotham Organization. “Residents have access to an abundance of amenities and services that make life exciting and convenient, with a scale that feels more like a boutique hotel than a convention center.”

For more information, please visit



Brause Realty advertises with the QueensPost


email the author: [email protected]


Click for Comments 

As I always say. Just what we need here another Luxury Condo ! When will the overbuilding STOP! Wild Building without proper planning does not work.


As I always say just what LIC needs ANOTHER LUXURY CONDO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pure Overkill.Building without planning.


Not bad. I wonder in which hurricane evac zone it falls under. Most TFC buildings along the river are in the red Zone 1!!!!! Which means mandatory evac at least 48 hours ahead. Sorry but all this news about Harvey Irma etc.


This is in Ct Sq. NOWHERE near the river. Zone C at best. I lived in a waterfront Hunter’s point building (Zone A) for Sandy, and didn’t evac. We were just fine (actually put up other people displaced by the storm from the city, as we never even lost power).

Stop fear mongering.


Welcome to the nighberhodd but we expect the employees of the Forge to respect the mighberhood and our small street. Unfortunately they have blocked with orange cones the parking in front of the Forge and are using it for their own personal parking. Brause Realty is aware of the situation but has not done anything yet to stop this activity.


Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Gunman who fired shots at the Ravenswood Houses in Long Island City remains at large: NYPD

Police from the 114th Precinct in Astoria and PSA 9 are continuing their search for a gunman who allegedly opened fire at the Ravenswood Houses in Long Island City last month.

The incident occurred during the early morning hours of Wednesday, Jan. 18, when officers responded to a 911 call and a ShotSpotter activation for multiple shots fired at 21-25 35 Ave. at the Ravenswood Houses NYCHA complex just after 2 a.m., according to authorities.

Popular places where you can watch the Super Bowl in Queens

Feb. 2, 2023 By Tammy Scileppi

Hey, football fans! Game time is fast approaching, and across the city and here in Queens, you can feel the excitement brewing as the two teams prepare to take the field on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 12. So, kick back and watch the big game, and don’t miss Rihanna’s exciting performance during halftime. 

Borough president hears from community members on budget needs throughout Queens

During a two-day public hearing on the mayor’s 2024 preliminary budget, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. listened to testimonies from 14 community board representatives, community stakeholders and members of the public on where the money should be spent in Queens. 

The public hearings were held both in-person and via Zoom on Monday, Jan. 30, and Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Queens Borough Hall. The testimonials will be used to develop the Queens Borough Board’s FY24 preliminary budget priorities in the coming weeks. 

‘He didn’t deserve to die’: Borough President Richards leads emotional candlelight vigil for Tyre Nichols

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards held a candlelight vigil for Tyre Nichols outside Queens Borough Hall Monday, Jan. 30 after Nichols’ death at the hands of police officers in Memphis, Tenn., made national headlines for the brutality in which the officers beat him.

Almost immediately after news broke about Nichols’ death, the Memphis police officers who beat him to death were fired and charged with murder. The police department released the body cam footage of the fatal beating on Jan. 27, but many people, including some at the vigil, have refused to watch it due to its extremely graphic nature.

Long Island City teen sentenced in fatal shooting of ‘beloved’ school teacher at Queensbridge Houses in 2020: DA

A Long Island City man on Friday, Jan. 28, was sentenced to 19 years in prison for the 2020 fatal shooting of a public school social studies teacher who was out walking his dog when he was caught in the crossfire during a confrontation between gang rivals in broad daylight, just blocks from his home, according to Queens District Attorney’s office.

Ike Ford, 19, of 12th Street, in Long Island City, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the first degree before Queens Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Holder. The teacher, George Rosa, 53, was shot in his abdomen by a stray bullet fired by Ford, who was just 17 years old at the time of the shooting but was sentenced as an adult given the severity of the crime, according to Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz.