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Long Island City's FXFOWLE-designed rental, The Forge, launches leasing from $2,485

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Apartments within the building boast “Feng Shui-certified layouts”

Renderings courtesy FXFOWLE Architects.

Long Island City’s new 38-story luxury rental building, The Forge, has launched leasing on its 272 apartments. The FXFOWLE-designed building, located at 44-28 Purves Street, offers a mix of studios, one-, and two-bedroom apartments, and just like anything with “luxury” in its description, they don’t come cheap.

Rent prices within the Brause Realty and Gotham Organization development project begin at $2,485/month for a studio and only get pricier from there. One-bedroom apartments go from $3,030/month while two-bedrooms start renting at $4,150/month.

Since the building is striving for LEED Silver certification, both apartments and common spaces have been furnished with eco-conscious finishings that include energy-conserving windows, solar panels, and an irrigation system that captures rainwater and reuses it to water the landscaped green spaces.

There aren’t a ton of renderings that reveal the actual apartments themselves, but according to an official press release, the apartments boast “Feng Shui-certified layouts” with oak floors, open kitchens with energy efficient KitchenAid and Bosch appliances, custom-tiled bathrooms, ample storage space, and individual washer/dryers in each home.

As for the amenity space, there is plenty of it— 26,000 square feet to be exact. A landscaped courtyard, 50-foot outdoor lap pool, hammock park, fitness “backyard,” Sculpture Garden, and rooftop terrace with East River and Manhattan views constitute the Forge’s Wi-Fi equipped outdoor amenities. There is also on-site parking (that includes electric charging stations), bike storage, and additional storage spaces for tenants.

Main lobby.

Within the building, residents can enjoy 24-hour doorman service, a children’s playroom, fitness room, a private event room with a wet bar, a business center, and a rooftop lounge. Playing into the growing trend, The Forge will also feature artwork from local artists throughout the building.

Leasing is being handled exclusively by The Marketing Directors and future tenants will be able to move into their new digs by the end of June.

Children’s Playroom.
Outdoor pool and terrace.
Sky Lounge.
Fitness Center