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New Building Highlights Astoria's History With Pricey Rentals

Seven units in 12-15 Broadway, a new rental building in Astoria, showed up on Streeteasy on New Year's Day, adding to the fourteen rental listings that date as far back as November. The eight-story, Criterion Group-developed building was constructed this year and contains 192 total units, according to the Times. The building is also (sort of) being called Astoria Archaeology, because, according to its website:

Archaeology is the study of human activity in the past, primarily through the discovery of artifacts and architecture that has been left behind. Astoria's archaeology is evident through it's varied history. The neighborhood has been a popular summer resort, a bustling manufacturing hub, as well as one of the cradles of the American film industry. Today, remnants of Astoria's heritage are everywhere. At various times gritty, raw and beautiful, these relics help give this unique neighborhood its authenticity and sense of place. See, this brand new eight-story rental building is representative of Astoria's past because ... uh ... don't think about it too hard. Building amenities include a 24-hour attended lobby, fitness center, parking, on-site Zipcar, valet, a lounge with WiFi and flatscreen TVs, a library with individual work station, "entertaining terraces" on the fourth floor, and a 13,000-square-foot rooftop featuring chaise lounges, grills, dining area, bar, showers, plants, and two private terraces. The apartments listed on Streeteasy range from $1,980 for a studio to $3,755 for a 2BR.

· 12-15 Broadway [official site]
· 12-15 Broadway [Streeteasy]
· 12-15 Broadway coverage [Brownstoner Queens]