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Tishman Speyer’s mega development to bring 1,800 apartments to Queens Plaza starting this fall

July 19, By Jason Cohen

A trio of high-rise luxury rental towers with more than 1,800 apartments and 120,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor amenities including a private, 1.6-acre park are opening in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City this fall.

The development, called Jackson Park, is located along Queens Plaza South and Jackson Avenue, and the three towers recently topped out at 42, 44 and 53 stories high.

Jackson Park occupies a full block and will feature a wide variety of apartment types and floor plans. Residents will have access to a standalone five-story, 45,000-square-foot amenity
clubhouse with below grade connectivity to each of the three residential towers.

Leasing is expected to begin in the fall with move-ins for the first residential tower anticipated by the end of the year.

“In keeping with our tradition of creating sophisticated living and dynamic work environments in the world’s top markets, Jackson Park is destined to become Long Island City’s most desirable address” said Rob Speyer, CEO of Tishman Speyer, who owns the buildings.

“Tishman Speyer is a pioneer in Long Island City, which has established itself as New York’s most dynamic and sought-after neighborhood. We are excited to deliver a truly 24/7 community where New Yorkers can live, work and play, complete with best-in-class amenities and convenient access to everything New York has to offer.”

Jackson Park is located directly across the street from Tishman Speyer’s commercial development, the JACX, which is currently being constructed. This development will consist of two 26-story towers and 1.2 million-square-feet of office and retail space as well as a one-acre landscaped terrace.

The JACX is more than 70 percent pre-leased to fashion and tech companies including WeWork, which plans to open a 250,000-square-foot location.

Jackson Park and the JACX will be Long Island City’s largest mixed-use development and once completed, will feature more than 55,000 square feet of retail space including a gourmet market, food hall, coffee shop, restaurants and boutique fitness offerings.

For more information, visit JacksonParkLIC.com.

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MRLIC

The FAKE MRLIC wrote the July 24, 3:58 pm post. I am married not looking for MRSLIC. I guess the FAKE MRLIC is a man after all, not a female.




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Olga Castro

They are taking all the river view to all of us Queens resident who do not live in LIC. When I was young I used to go to watch the fireworks just at the edge of the river. Now I was there on July 4th, and the closest i could get was about 8 blocks from the river. The police had everywhere around blocked. And the tall new buildings blocked all the view.
In other words Macy’s fireworks are only for the people who live in the luxurios new condos with river front view.
Not fair.




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MRLIC

This development is EXACTLY what is needed in Long Island City. It will bring a certain type and these newcomers will be a breath of fresh air in our community. I have found it very hard to find a suitable mate in the neighborhood, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that MRSLIC decides to move in!

Hopefully, with the retail development, we can enjoy some Italian and Asian restaurants; that’s something we are really missing. Welcome to the neighborhood, Tishman Speyer!




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young_man!

What they really ought to do is run shuttles to Food Bazaar on Northern Blvd, its within easy walking distance of the complex, but a little tough with a lot of groceries. Big, clean, decently priced supermarket, something that doesn’t elsewhere in LIC.
People can even use the same shuttle to get to the multiplex movie theater (another amenity that doesn’t exist elsewhere in LIC) or to go shopping/eating on Steinway if they don’t feel like a 10 minute walk.




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MRLIC

Anon,

The rich are being catered to by Rich Developers while kicking middle class (what’s left of them) and Poor out of their homes. Does not sound like a fair and equitable treatment from one human being to another. It sounds like Elitism and Snobbery to me.




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anon

Unless the property being developed was taken by eminent domain I fail to see how anybody was kicked out. They did not own the property, their lease was up so they moved.




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JQ LLC

All of these buildings will not be occupied, they will be off shore accounts and safety deposit boxes for foreign money.




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MRLIC

The REAL MRLIC HERE, My take on this is similar to OAR. It seems this is a elitist attempt at a gated community, How can you have a 24/7 community when these people are separated from the community. I also agree where will they fit on the 7 train or any MTA bus or train in this area. Builing without planning as I have said on these posts before, does not work. This what is happening to LIC and it just will be a nightmare. Only the rich will probably be able to afford these buildings.




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MRLIC

THE FAKE MRLIC is at it again. He/she wrote the post on More Luxury Condos July 19, 2017/11:08 pm




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7isntCrowdedEnough

This is great! I was wondering how they’d be able to fill up the empty 7 trains some more…




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OAR

How do you create a 24/7 community when there is no reason to leave your building? This is why the rest of the community does not have things like parks and pools etc because they are INSIDE for a select group of people. That is not creating a community! This mega development is ruining the city.




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Anonymous

Most of the community is queens bridge and ravenwood projects and they have plenty of waterfront park space in addition to multiple small parks. The people who rent here pay a premium for these amenities and do so, very understandably, so they don’t have to go to the public parks near the projects that are loaded with all sorts of problems and subject themselves to the inevitable abuses.




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OAR

Actually most of the community is not Queensbridge and Ravenswood and if you lived here you would know that. There is a whole neighborhood that has existed between the waterfront and these new buildings for years. In addition to Dutch Kills which is the north side of the bridge at queens plaza. So don’t tell me that the only people are those whole live in Queensbridge and Ravenswood, which by the way is no where near the new towers on Jackson.




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brooklynmc

I live in an amenity filled building. Amenities do not keep people in their buildings at all. It is like having a home, sort of. If you have a back yard and a gym in the basement, do you never leave your home?




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Frank

These private facilities are paid for by the residents that use them. It is an example of you get what you pay for.




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