NY Kids Club Comes To Long Island City

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA
Staff Writer

The first ever New York Kids Club will come to Queens next year.

Winick Realty Group recently announced the Kids  Club’s tenth location – Long Island City’s largest waterfront rental apartments, located at 45-45 Center Blvd.

With more than 50 percent of TF Cornerstone’s 820 rental apartments up for lease just two months after its official launch in June, families and young couples have found their way to an amenity-packed building.

The 5,003-sq. ft. club, located  on the ground floor of the building, is a children’s enrichment center with three classrooms, a state-of-the-art gymnasium and an outdoor play space.

The club, scheduled to open in September 2014, will include an Early Enrichment Center where preschool programs will be offered. It will also offer kid’s classes, day camps and birthday celebrations.

“This facility couldn’t come at a better time as the influx of young families moving to our waterfront properties  continues at an increasing pace,” Steve Gonzalez, head of retail leasing at TF Cornerstone, said in a statement. “New  York Kids Club will build on the family-friendly atmosphere we have built in LIC and will play an active role in its  continued growth by providing vital services to our community members.”

The Kids Club will be directly across the street from PS 312, a new 600-seat school, from kindergarten to eighth grade, set to start this September. A new high school will also open nearby at Hunters Point South, which makes the location and neighborhood “ideal for  the unique brand of services they offer,” Winick Realty Group President Steven Baker and his colleague Aaron  Fishbein, who represented landlord TF Cornerstone in the lease transaction, said in a statement.

The LIC waterfront building includes a 50,000-sq. ft. outdoor amenity deck featuring a real sand beach volleyball  court, two tennis courts, a reflecting pool, dog run, a lawn, and sun deck with BBQ grills, lounge chairs and benches. It  also includes a children’s playroom, an outdoor children’s playground and family programming and events in partnership with Citibabes.

Reach Trisha Sakhuja at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 128, tsakhuja@queenstribune