Those unfamiliar with Long Island City might think it's an industrial wasteland, given NYU's denouncement of the neighborhood as unworthy of a hostile university takeover. But how could an area not "developed enough residentially" give us such a sweet hangout? The above photos are of the huge landscaped deck at Rockrose's 4705 Center Boulevard (aka EastCoast 2) built on top of the luxury rental building's parking garage on the Queens West waterfront. When we last checked in, work was beginning on the communal lounge area/summer BBQ spot just off the indoor pool, and we must say it came out pretty nifty. But maybe that's just because we have a thing for orbs.
· EastCoast [Official Site]
· Curbed Inside: Long Island City's EastCoast 2 [Curbed]