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Long Island City’s thousands of incoming apartments, mapped

These developments are poised to usher in Queens’s next generation of rentals and condos

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Long Island City has been experiencing a major transformation for quite sometime now, even before a certain tech giant became momentarily interested in the neighborhood.

Ever since its 2001 rezoning, thousands of apartments have been added to the Queens enclave, making it the city’s fastest growing neighborhood. (If you look at this before and after photos, you’ll see the stark difference in the area’s skyline over the course of ten years.)

Part of a massive city-led megaproject, Hunters Point South, new affordable residences and a new waterfront park have been added to the neighborhood over the past years. But that megaproject has recently entered its second phase, which means several other developments are currently in the works.

And aside from Hunters Point South, many other projects throughout the neighborhood are poised to bring hundreds more housing units to the area.

Here, we’ve mapped the Long Island City developments that are proposed or in progress, from rentals to condos. Did we miss one? Leave a comment or send a note to the tipline.

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1. Hero

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24-16 Queens Plaza S
Long Island City, NY 11101

Hero, a Silverback Development project, is transforming a five-story office building into a mixed-use space with 3,600 square feet of retail topped by 109 apartments. The 18-story addition topped out in the summer of 2018 at just over 300 feet. Amenities will include private dining areas, a rooftop terrace, and an outdoor pool. The building, designed by Woods Bagot, has studios to two-bedroom apartments ranging from $660,000 to $1.325 million. Move-ins are expected to begin soon, and full completion is expected this spring.

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2. Queens Plaza Park Tower

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29-37 41st Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

A massive residential tower, deemed Sven, is rising behind Long Island City’s landmarked clock tower. The Durst Organization purchased the site in December 2016, and is currently building a 710-foot skyscraper designed by Handel Architects. The building will have 958 rentals, of which about 300 will be affordable, with interiors designed by Selldorf Architects. It’s expected to be completed in early 2022.

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3. Bevel

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42-20 27th St
Long Island City, NY 11101

The Rabsky Group and ODA New York are transforming a parking lot into an 18-story mixed-use building with 196 apartments. The rental building, now called Bevel, topped out in March 2018, and is expected to be completed around March 2020. It will have studios to two-bedroom units ranging from $2,400/month to $4,200/month. Perhaps most notably, the tower features two botanical gardens for residents, which are visible to passersby.

MOSO/Courtesy of ODA New York

4. 52-03 and 52-41 Center Boulevard

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5-40 44th Dr
Long Island City, NY 11101

In April 2019, two years after proposing a massive mixed-use development for the Hunters Point South megaproject, TF Cornerstone broke ground on the project’s two rental towers. The structures, designed by ODA New York (with SLCE as the architect of record), will have 1,194 studio to two-bedroom units, 60 percent of which will be affordable with 100 set aside for seniors. The project also includes a 8,000-square-foot community center, over 8,900 square feet of retail, and a 572-seat K-8 school expected to open in 2023. The development also includes a 22,000-square-foot park designed by Matthews Nielsen Landscape Architects.

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5. 27-01 Jackson Ave

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27-01 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

A plan to build two towers at 27-01 and 26-31 Jackson Avenue, which has been in the works since April 2018, has slowly been set into motion. After going through the city’s ULURP process, the Real Deal reported in April 2019 that developers Fetner Properties and Lions Group filed plans to build one of the structures, a 27-story tower at 27-01 Jackson Avenue with 139 units (some which will be affordable) and retail space. According to city records those plans were recently disapproved. Plans for the second tower, at 26-32 Jackson Avenue, haven’t been filed yet, but according to the Real Deal, it will be a 49-story tower with 249 market rate apartments and 112 affordable ones.

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6. 21-59 44th Drive

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21-59 44th Dr
Long Island City, NY 11101

A six-story tower designed by Z Architecture is rising at 21-59 44th Drive. City records show that the development will have 20 residential units and 2,672 square feet of retail space. According to Yimby, which reported on new renderings in July 2019, the building is also expected to have recreation spaces and storage facilities.

A city block in Long Island City, Queens. There are buildings of varying heights. People are walking on the sidewalks. Google Maps

7. Corte

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21-30 44th Dr
Long Island City, NY 11101

Inspired by the architecture of Buenos Aires, this eight-story condo, which has a focus on outdoor space, will have 85 studio- to one-bedroom apartments. Sales launched in 2018, with condos asking from mid-$500,000s to $3 million. The project is being developed by SK Development, CB Developers, and Ironstate, and co-designed by Argentinian firm Dieguez Fridman Arquitectos & Asociados and Beyer Blinder Belle. Sales and marketing are being handled by Modern Spaces, and construction is expected to fully wrap by the end of 2020. According to the developers, 80 percent fo the project has been sold.

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8. 11-24 Jackson Avenue

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26-11 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

In early 2017, the city issued a request for proposals to build over a rail yard in Long Island City. The project would use the same type of decking infrastructure used to build Hudson Yards in Manhattan. The city’s Economic Development Corporation and the MTA are hoping for a third party to build a mixed-use facility that will bring affordable housing, a community facility, and publicly-accessible outdoor space to the neighborhood. There hasn’t been any development on the project since the announcement in 2017.

A street and a construction site. Via Google Maps

9. Paragon Paint

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45-40 Vernon Blvd
Long Island City, NY 11101

Plans to convert Long Island City’s old Paragon Paint Factory into a series of three SHoP Architects-designed buildings that will rise eight, 14, and 28 stories, have been in the works since 2015. The project, which would bring a total of 296 apartments to the neighborhood, was proposed by Simon Baron Development (which bought the site in 2013) alongside Quadrum Global and CRE Development. Rather than razing the factory, developers said in 2015 they would incorporate it into the base of one of the towers. No recent permits have been filed with the city, but the developer’s website says the construction site is being remediated for future development.

An aerial view of Long Island City. There are buildings of varying heights. Simon Baron Development

10. Townhouse on the Park

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45th Rd
Long Island City, NY 11101

GDC Properties is reshaping a portion of the block between 45th Road, 11th Street, and 46th Avenue, into 38 two-family townhouses designed by Newman Design that are marketed as catering to young families. Each of the four-story homes will be divided into two rentals with lower level duplexes that offers finished basements and private backyards; the upper duplexes will include a penthouse level with a roof deck and Astroturf faux-lawn. The majority of the apartments are three-bedrooms and range from 1,900 to 2,300 square feet. Rent is expected to run around $7,000/month. Leasing, which Modern Spaces is handling, is expected to launch in the spring of 2020, according to the developers.

11. Prime LIC

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2243 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

In April 2016, developer Circle F Capital announced plans to bring a relatively small condo building to Long Island City, across from the 5 Pointz site. The 11-story building will have 70 condos, all with private outdoor spaces, and interiors designed by Andres Escobar. The Serhant Team at Nest Seekers will be handling sales. Plans also call for three retail spaces on the ground floor. Construction began in August 2017 and is expected to wrap up the winter of 2020.

Egor Fufachev of VIZERIO/Courtesy of The Serhant Team

12. 5Pointz Towers

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22-44 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

New York City’s erstwhile graffiti mecca is now firmly a thing of the past as the residential development of the site by 5 Pointz whitewasher Jerry Wolkoff moves full steam ahead. Construction work has been moving along swiftly on the 41- and 48-story rental towers, poised to bring 1,122 apartments, between studios to three-bedrooms, to the neighborhood. The graffiti artists whose work was destroyed thanks to this development won a settlement of $6.7 million in early 2018. The towers debuted their facade in November 2018, and leasing—which will be handled by MNS—is expected to begin in the spring of 2020.

The lobby of a residential building. There is a sign above the desk that reads: 5 Pointz. Renderings courtesy of Mojo Stumer Associates.

13. Greystone

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5-25 47th Rd
Long Island City, NY 11101

This one-story brick building was demolished for a four-story, 12-apartment building deemed Greystone, at the behest of Rising Developers Group. The building’s amenities will include bike storage, a gym, and a rooftop. Units available right now on the project’s website range from $895,000 to $1.985 million. Douglas Elliman is handling sales.

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14. Hunter's Point South Phase 2

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1-50 50th Ave
Queens, NY

The second phase of the Hunter’s Point South megaproject is well underway, with some projects completed and several others making swift progress. Back in June 2018, a 5.5-acre park park debuted in the neighborhood’s waterfront. In March 2019, Gotham and RiseBoro Community Partnership Inc. filed plans with the city to build two towers at the intersection of 57th Avenue and 2nd Street; and in April 2019, TF Cornerstone broke ground on its two rental towers that will sit near Center Boulevard and 49th Street. TF Cornerstone’s development will also include a large, publicly accessible park and a K-8 school.

15. 2-22 51st Ave

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2-22 51st Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

In March 2017, NG Architects filed plans with the city’s Department of Buildings to bring 10 new apartments to this Hunters Point site. YIMBY first reported on the new five-story building, developed by FSA Capital, which will also include 11,328 square feet of retail. According to city records, the building received a permit in August 2019 and is currently under construction.

A rendering of an apartment building. FSA Capital

16. 10-64 Jackson Avenue

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1064 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

Plans filed back in January 2017 for a new apartment building at 10-64 Jackson Avenue seem to have stalled, as city records show that no construction is happening at the location. But, most recently, in December 2019, a developer bought the site for $8 million, reportedly with plans for a seven-story condo with retail space.

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17. 5-20 51st Avenue

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5-20 51st Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

This project near the Long Island City LIRR stop will include two five-story buildings that will sit side by side at 5-18 and 5-20 51st Avenue. Plans were filed in the summer of 2015, but the DOB didn’t approve them until early 2017. Both buildings are being designed by Isaac & Stern Architects and will come with three apartments each. According to city records, they’re still under construction.

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18. Skyline Tower

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3 Ct Square W
Long Island City, NY 11101

Skyline Tower, the tallest skyscraper in Queens, topped out in October 2019 at 778 feet. Designed by Hill West Architects with interiors by Whitehall Interiors, the 67-story tower will have 802 studio to four-bedroom apartments with “unparalleled” skyline views and all of the typical luxury amenities like a fitness center, pool, and communal terrace. Apartments range from $640,000 to $2.365 million, and sales are handled by Modern Spaces. Move-ins are expected to begin at the end of 2020. The building—developed by Risland Holdings LLC, FSA Capital, and United Construction & Development Group—broke a record for having the highest projected sellout in Queens at $1.067 billion.

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19. 8 on 5th

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47-27 5th St
Long Island City, NY 11101

A new development at 47-27 5th Street, deemed 8 on 5th, is expected to launch sales this year. It will have nine one- to two-bedroom apartments, designed by JWC Architect. Modern Spaces will handle the project’s sales.

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20. Core23

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41-21 23rd St
Long Island City, NY 11101

A nine-story condo is coming to 41-21 23rd Street, developed by Park Plaza Associates and designed by Michael Kang. It will have 29 one- and two-bedroom units. Modern Spaces will oversee the project’s sales, which are expected to launch in May 2020.

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21. 57-28 2nd St and 1-15 57th Avenue

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52-57 2nd St
Long Island City, NY 11101

Two towers, part of the Hunters Point South megaproject’s second phase, at the intersection of 57th Avenue and 2nd Street, have recently begun construction. Back in March 2019, developers Gotham and RiseBoro Community Partnership Inc. filed permits to build a 57-story tower at 1-15 57th Avenue with 689 apartments; and a 33-story structure at 57-28 2nd Street with 443 residential units. Both towers were designed by Handel Architects.

An aerial view of Hunter’s Point in Queens. Handel Architects

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1. Hero

24-16 Queens Plaza S, Long Island City, NY 11101
Christian Eriksson/Redundant Pixel

Hero, a Silverback Development project, is transforming a five-story office building into a mixed-use space with 3,600 square feet of retail topped by 109 apartments. The 18-story addition topped out in the summer of 2018 at just over 300 feet. Amenities will include private dining areas, a rooftop terrace, and an outdoor pool. The building, designed by Woods Bagot, has studios to two-bedroom apartments ranging from $660,000 to $1.325 million. Move-ins are expected to begin soon, and full completion is expected this spring.

24-16 Queens Plaza S
Long Island City, NY 11101

2. Queens Plaza Park Tower

29-37 41st Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
Moso Studio/Courtesy of Handel Architects

A massive residential tower, deemed Sven, is rising behind Long Island City’s landmarked clock tower. The Durst Organization purchased the site in December 2016, and is currently building a 710-foot skyscraper designed by Handel Architects. The building will have 958 rentals, of which about 300 will be affordable, with interiors designed by Selldorf Architects. It’s expected to be completed in early 2022.

29-37 41st Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

3. Bevel

42-20 27th St, Long Island City, NY 11101
MOSO/Courtesy of ODA New York

The Rabsky Group and ODA New York are transforming a parking lot into an 18-story mixed-use building with 196 apartments. The rental building, now called Bevel, topped out in March 2018, and is expected to be completed around March 2020. It will have studios to two-bedroom units ranging from $2,400/month to $4,200/month. Perhaps most notably, the tower features two botanical gardens for residents, which are visible to passersby.

42-20 27th St
Long Island City, NY 11101

4. 52-03 and 52-41 Center Boulevard

5-40 44th Dr, Long Island City, NY 11101
Courtesy of TF Cornerstone

In April 2019, two years after proposing a massive mixed-use development for the Hunters Point South megaproject, TF Cornerstone broke ground on the project’s two rental towers. The structures, designed by ODA New York (with SLCE as the architect of record), will have 1,194 studio to two-bedroom units, 60 percent of which will be affordable with 100 set aside for seniors. The project also includes a 8,000-square-foot community center, over 8,900 square feet of retail, and a 572-seat K-8 school expected to open in 2023. The development also includes a 22,000-square-foot park designed by Matthews Nielsen Landscape Architects.

5-40 44th Dr
Long Island City, NY 11101

5. 27-01 Jackson Ave

27-01 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
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A plan to build two towers at 27-01 and 26-31 Jackson Avenue, which has been in the works since April 2018, has slowly been set into motion. After going through the city’s ULURP process, the Real Deal reported in April 2019 that developers Fetner Properties and Lions Group filed plans to build one of the structures, a 27-story tower at 27-01 Jackson Avenue with 139 units (some which will be affordable) and retail space. According to city records those plans were recently disapproved. Plans for the second tower, at 26-32 Jackson Avenue, haven’t been filed yet, but according to the Real Deal, it will be a 49-story tower with 249 market rate apartments and 112 affordable ones.

27-01 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

6. 21-59 44th Drive

21-59 44th Dr, Long Island City, NY 11101
A city block in Long Island City, Queens. There are buildings of varying heights. People are walking on the sidewalks. Google Maps

A six-story tower designed by Z Architecture is rising at 21-59 44th Drive. City records show that the development will have 20 residential units and 2,672 square feet of retail space. According to Yimby, which reported on new renderings in July 2019, the building is also expected to have recreation spaces and storage facilities.

21-59 44th Dr
Long Island City, NY 11101

7. Corte

21-30 44th Dr, Long Island City, NY 11101
Courtesy of CRAFT

Inspired by the architecture of Buenos Aires, this eight-story condo, which has a focus on outdoor space, will have 85 studio- to one-bedroom apartments. Sales launched in 2018, with condos asking from mid-$500,000s to $3 million. The project is being developed by SK Development, CB Developers, and Ironstate, and co-designed by Argentinian firm Dieguez Fridman Arquitectos & Asociados and Beyer Blinder Belle. Sales and marketing are being handled by Modern Spaces, and construction is expected to fully wrap by the end of 2020. According to the developers, 80 percent fo the project has been sold.

21-30 44th Dr
Long Island City, NY 11101

8. 11-24 Jackson Avenue

26-11 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
A street and a construction site. Via Google Maps

In early 2017, the city issued a request for proposals to build over a rail yard in Long Island City. The project would use the same type of decking infrastructure used to build Hudson Yards in Manhattan. The city’s Economic Development Corporation and the MTA are hoping for a third party to build a mixed-use facility that will bring affordable housing, a community facility, and publicly-accessible outdoor space to the neighborhood. There hasn’t been any development on the project since the announcement in 2017.

26-11 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

9. Paragon Paint

45-40 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
An aerial view of Long Island City. There are buildings of varying heights. Simon Baron Development

Plans to convert Long Island City’s old Paragon Paint Factory into a series of three SHoP Architects-designed buildings that will rise eight, 14, and 28 stories, have been in the works since 2015. The project, which would bring a total of 296 apartments to the neighborhood, was proposed by Simon Baron Development (which bought the site in 2013) alongside Quadrum Global and CRE Development. Rather than razing the factory, developers said in 2015 they would incorporate it into the base of one of the towers. No recent permits have been filed with the city, but the developer’s website says the construction site is being remediated for future development.

45-40 Vernon Blvd
Long Island City, NY 11101

10. Townhouse on the Park

45th Rd, Long Island City, NY 11101

GDC Properties is reshaping a portion of the block between 45th Road, 11th Street, and 46th Avenue, into 38 two-family townhouses designed by Newman Design that are marketed as catering to young families. Each of the four-story homes will be divided into two rentals with lower level duplexes that offers finished basements and private backyards; the upper duplexes will include a penthouse level with a roof deck and Astroturf faux-lawn. The majority of the apartments are three-bedrooms and range from 1,900 to 2,300 square feet. Rent is expected to run around $7,000/month. Leasing, which Modern Spaces is handling, is expected to launch in the spring of 2020, according to the developers.

45th Rd
Long Island City, NY 11101

11. Prime LIC

2243 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
Egor Fufachev of VIZERIO/Courtesy of The Serhant Team

In April 2016, developer Circle F Capital announced plans to bring a relatively small condo building to Long Island City, across from the 5 Pointz site. The 11-story building will have 70 condos, all with private outdoor spaces, and interiors designed by Andres Escobar. The Serhant Team at Nest Seekers will be handling sales. Plans also call for three retail spaces on the ground floor. Construction began in August 2017 and is expected to wrap up the winter of 2020.

2243 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

12. 5Pointz Towers

22-44 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
The lobby of a residential building. There is a sign above the desk that reads: 5 Pointz. Renderings courtesy of Mojo Stumer Associates.

New York City’s erstwhile graffiti mecca is now firmly a thing of the past as the residential development of the site by 5 Pointz whitewasher Jerry Wolkoff moves full steam ahead. Construction work has been moving along swiftly on the 41- and 48-story rental towers, poised to bring 1,122 apartments, between studios to three-bedrooms, to the neighborhood. The graffiti artists whose work was destroyed thanks to this development won a settlement of $6.7 million in early 2018. The towers debuted their facade in November 2018, and leasing—which will be handled by MNS—is expected to begin in the spring of 2020.

22-44 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

13. Greystone

5-25 47th Rd, Long Island City, NY 11101
Courtesy of Douglas Elliman

This one-story brick building was demolished for a four-story, 12-apartment building deemed Greystone, at the behest of Rising Developers Group. The building’s amenities will include bike storage, a gym, and a rooftop. Units available right now on the project’s website range from $895,000 to $1.985 million. Douglas Elliman is handling sales.

5-25 47th Rd
Long Island City, NY 11101

14. Hunter's Point South Phase 2

1-50 50th Ave, Queens, NY

The second phase of the Hunter’s Point South megaproject is well underway, with some projects completed and several others making swift progress. Back in June 2018, a 5.5-acre park park debuted in the neighborhood’s waterfront. In March 2019, Gotham and RiseBoro Community Partnership Inc. filed plans with the city to build two towers at the intersection of 57th Avenue and 2nd Street; and in April 2019, TF Cornerstone broke ground on its two rental towers that will sit near Center Boulevard and 49th Street. TF Cornerstone’s development will also include a large, publicly accessible park and a K-8 school.

1-50 50th Ave
Queens, NY

15. 2-22 51st Ave

2-22 51st Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
A rendering of an apartment building. FSA Capital

In March 2017, NG Architects filed plans with the city’s Department of Buildings to bring 10 new apartments to this Hunters Point site. YIMBY first reported on the new five-story building, developed by FSA Capital, which will also include 11,328 square feet of retail. According to city records, the building received a permit in August 2019 and is currently under construction.

2-22 51st Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

16. 10-64 Jackson Avenue

1064 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
Nicholas Strini/PropertyShark

Plans filed back in January 2017 for a new apartment building at 10-64 Jackson Avenue seem to have stalled, as city records show that no construction is happening at the location. But, most recently, in December 2019, a developer bought the site for $8 million, reportedly with plans for a seven-story condo with retail space.

1064 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

17. 5-20 51st Avenue

5-20 51st Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
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This project near the Long Island City LIRR stop will include two five-story buildings that will sit side by side at 5-18 and 5-20 51st Avenue. Plans were filed in the summer of 2015, but the DOB didn’t approve them until early 2017. Both buildings are being designed by Isaac & Stern Architects and will come with three apartments each. According to city records, they’re still under construction.

5-20 51st Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

18. Skyline Tower

3 Ct Square W, Long Island City, NY 11101
Courtesy of Binyan Studios

Skyline Tower, the tallest skyscraper in Queens, topped out in October 2019 at 778 feet. Designed by Hill West Architects with interiors by Whitehall Interiors, the 67-story tower will have 802 studio to four-bedroom apartments with “unparalleled” skyline views and all of the typical luxury amenities like a fitness center, pool, and communal terrace. Apartments range from $640,000 to $2.365 million, and sales are handled by Modern Spaces. Move-ins are expected to begin at the end of 2020. The building—developed by Risland Holdings LLC, FSA Capital, and United Construction & Development Group—broke a record for having the highest projected sellout in Queens at $1.067 billion.

3 Ct Square W
Long Island City, NY 11101

19. 8 on 5th

47-27 5th St, Long Island City, NY 11101
Nicholas Strini/PropertyShark

A new development at 47-27 5th Street, deemed 8 on 5th, is expected to launch sales this year. It will have nine one- to two-bedroom apartments, designed by JWC Architect. Modern Spaces will handle the project’s sales.

47-27 5th St
Long Island City, NY 11101

20. Core23

41-21 23rd St, Long Island City, NY 11101
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A nine-story condo is coming to 41-21 23rd Street, developed by Park Plaza Associates and designed by Michael Kang. It will have 29 one- and two-bedroom units. Modern Spaces will oversee the project’s sales, which are expected to launch in May 2020.

41-21 23rd St
Long Island City, NY 11101

21. 57-28 2nd St and 1-15 57th Avenue

52-57 2nd St, Long Island City, NY 11101
An aerial view of Hunter’s Point in Queens. Handel Architects

Two towers, part of the Hunters Point South megaproject’s second phase, at the intersection of 57th Avenue and 2nd Street, have recently begun construction. Back in March 2019, developers Gotham and RiseBoro Community Partnership Inc. filed permits to build a 57-story tower at 1-15 57th Avenue with 689 apartments; and a 33-story structure at 57-28 2nd Street with 443 residential units. Both towers were designed by Handel Architects.

52-57 2nd St
Long Island City, NY 11101