BY MATT SHORTALL
Tired of going on vacation only to have it end too soon? Well, now it doesn’t have to.
Aurora, a 132-unit luxury building will open next month atop of the 30-story high Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Long Island City. Leasing is now open for the 123 apartments, which are available to immediate move-ins. The first residents move in Aug. 1.
Located on the 15th to 29th stories of the glassy 160-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel that opened this spring on Queens Plaza North and 29th Street, Aurora will offer a mix of one, two and three-bedroom homes ranging in monthly rent from $2,570 to $5,575. All apartments are complete with floor-to-ceiling windows, wide plank oak flooring, white quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances.
Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, which is leasing space on behalf of G. Holdings, building residents will have their own private lobby separate from the hotel.
“Aurora is a fantastic new addition to Long Island City, which has seen extreme growth in the past several years,” said Jason Hill, marketing director at Douglas Elliman. “With exquisite finishes, highly-designed interiors, a wonderful suite of lifestyle amenities and a prime location, Aurora is a truly special place to live and stands out amongst the typical New York City glass towers.”
Aurora is marketed as more than just an apartment building – it’s presented to potential buyers as a social community. The building’s top floor, known as “Aurora Sky Lounge,” is equipped with a fitness center, private residents’ lounge and a rooftop sun deck offering panoramic views of the Manhattan and Long Island City skylines. A 24-hour attended lobby, communal laundry room, catering kitchen, private storage, bicycle storage, and a parking garage are just a few of the amenities being offered to residents at Aurora.
“This site is a really dynamic urban environment, serving as a gateway to Manhattan at the threshold of the Queensboro Bridge, and we are thrilled to be contributing to the continued growth and vitality of the Queens Plaza area,” said Michael Arad of Handel Architects, the building’s designer.