BY DOMENICK RAFTER
More than 35 percent of the apartments at QLIC, a new development by World Wide Group in Queens Plaza have been leased, less than two months after leasing began, a new record according to the developer.
The new tower at Queens Plaza and 24th Street has additional units available for immediate occupancy.
“The 421-unit property is seeing a rapid start to leasing, particularly among young professionals and families who are seeking an amenity-rich building with a diverse mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments – a testament to the growth of Long Island City and the Queens Plaza neighborhood in particular,” the developer said in a press release issued last week.
The building features over 28,000 square feet of amenities, including a swimming pool, outdoor barbeques and picnic areas, a private garden, state-of-the-artfitness center, indoor parking, and a bike room. Additionally, QLIC’s residences each tout in unit washer and dryers, stainless steel appliances, white oak floors, and quartz countertops while many offer private balconies and terraces.
“It’s exciting to see our vision for QLIC realized – a building that offers incredible apartments to call home and an exciting community in which to live,” said Rachel Loeb, Director of Development at World Wide Group. “The rapid pace of leasing demonstratesthe demand for buildings that fit this bill, making it convenient to live, work, and play all in one place. We’re looking forward to welcoming our new residents, and anticipate a rapid lease-up over the coming months.”
“QLIC is a world class development located in one of the most convenient residential neighborhoods in all of New York City, making it no surprise that we’ve experienced such a successful building launch,” said David Maundrell, President of aptsandlofts.com, the Exclusive Marketing and Leasing Agent for the development. “With an incredible number of new businesses opening in the surrounding area – including a variety of arts and culture institutions – and a short five minute commute to Manhattan, Queens Plaza is really grabbing people’s attention. The neighborhood has arrived, and apartment seekers from the LIC waterfront, Midtown Manhattan, out-of-state and beyond are recognizing this section of Long Island City as a fantastic place to live.”
The apartment building is the latest in a boom of residential development in Long Island City, notably the Queens Plaza area, where several supertall residential buildings – including the tallest building in New York City outside Manhattan – are in development.
The building is within a five-block radius of eight subway lines (7, N, Q, E, F, M, R and G) and five minutes to Midtown by subway. The entrance to the building is adjacent to Long Island City’s brand new bike path to Manhattan.
For more information on QLIC and available listings, please visit qlic.com.