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Medium-Sized Crowd Welcomes LIC Avalon Into World

A little ways back we unveiled the pricing at Avalon Riverview North, the new Long Island City luxury rental development built by AvalonBay. On Saturday at 10 a.m., the preleasing process began, and Emil and Hiri?the gonzo Brooklyn bloggers/videographers/activists that are no strangers around these parts?were there to capture the fun. It's a long clip, so here's a preview:

We got there 2 days before it started. There was no one there yet. We were the first. Finally, someone showed up at 7:30 am on Saturday morning, two and a half hours before the pre-leasing starts.

At 9:30 am the lobby was still under construction. At 10:00 am about 30 people showed up. A woman passed out cards with numbers on them. I didn’t get to her right away so I got number 8. But luckily for me, they were letting people in in groups of 8, so me and Hiri were in the first group.

The lobby entrance was quickly cleaned up. We had to sign a release in order to enter the building, since so much of it was still under construction. The model apartments we were shown was a one bedroom, a two bedroom, and a studio.

The video goes from getting there two days in advance, to seeing the people lining up, to going through the tour. Avalonrific!
· Video: Avalon Riverview North Pre-Leasing [YouTube]
· LIC's New Avalon Leasing in June [Curbed]
· Avalon Riverview North [Official Site]