Parachuting onto the rental market is another large luxury Long Island City project: The Maximilian. (Fancy!) The "private leasing period"?which ain't so private anymore, right??is now open for the first of its 188 apartments to list: studios starting at $1,975/month, one-bedrooms from $2,495, and two-bedrooms from $3,395. Each unit in the 12-story building, designed by SLCE, has a front-loading washer and dryer, hardwood floors, and GE appliances. Many have terraces and/or views of Manhattan. Though there are but a handful of floorplans available at the moment, apparently many apartments have totally unique layouts. The lobby has an ebony-and-quartz concierge desk (and an outsourced concierge service); other amenities include a roof deck with barbecue areas and an outdoor theater for moving screenings, an indoor lounge with leather club furniture and a pool table, a fitness center, and bicycle storage.
It's all happening at 5-11 47th Avenue, which is between the waterfront and main drag Vernon Boulevard. About 18 units are available now (no studios yet, alas). LIC Talk reported earlier this month that management was offering a free month's rent, but that might not be as likely now, because even though they've been on the market for about a second, some apartments have already entertained the PriceUpper.