A few years back, the Daily News reported that developer Ari Chitrik planned a 17-story development in Long Island City called Crescent Club at 41-17 Crescent Street, formerly the site of a Greek newspaper that has since moved to a new location. Back then, it was speculated that there would be "119 condos with a lap pool and a putting green in a landscaped back yard."
Flash forward to today, and construction is underway. However, approved plans from the Department of Buildings list 140 units. And a rendering on the project's website shows that the rooftop pool is still part of the plan. The Karl Fischer/Andres Escobar collaboration will contain a party room, screening room and gym, retail at ground level and room for 29 cars to park. Clubby! Marketing starts this Fall from Elliman.
The project description certainly sounds "different," but looking at the rendering, two things immediately pop out at—the jagged shape of the roof and the "bullseye" pattern on the facade. Looks like an abstract subliminal ad for Target stores. Hmmm. —QC
· Crescent Club [Official Site]