To those who say the LIC condo market is over-saturated, we say this: Pshaw! These are the lean times! Three new condo buildings pretty darn close to one another will be unleashed on the neighborhood this summer, and we've got updates on them all:
1) East of East, 13-14 Jackson Avenue: Now the kooky construction plywood and naked chick makes sense: It's artsy! The oddly shaped steel building has a more fully fleshed out website with renderings and floorplans (a few seen in the gallery above) and a list of influences, including Mondrian, Serra and the nearby P.S. 1. Construction will wrap this summer, and the 13 units, with increasingly rare direct elevator access, will hit the market "in the coming weeks." Still time to consult a curator for what to hang on your walls!
2) Murano, 519 Borden Avenue: A kick-off party on June 3rd will commence sales in the building as well as its insane light show. From dusk until 10 p.m. every night, LEDs between the eighth and ninth floors will light up and change colors every hour. The building also has a moat. A moat! Murano, named for the island off Venice known for its glassmaking, has 76 units that range in size from 675-square-foot one bedrooms to 1,558-square-foot three bedrooms, and prices will start at $459,000. There are four duplex penthouses with double-height ceilings that will command a pretty penny more.
3) 1 Vernon Jackson, 10-17 Jackson Avenue: We have a lot of experience with this building, but it only recently got its name, which carries a whiff Manhattan-style pretension. The 33 units in the building are now on sale via appointment, and the sales center will open later this summer. Prices begin in the low-$400Ks and go up to $1 million, and the units are all one- and two-bedroom layouts. Ceiling heights are 11'4" in every apartment. There's a teaser website up now but the full reveal will come in June.