Long Island City’s Recent Residential Development
On the western end of Queens is the exclusive, diverse and rapidly growing community of Long Island City. A former industrial center, it has undergone a recent revitalization and is now the location of a residential boom.
Numerous Long Island City luxury rentals have been constructed over the past few years with modern amenities and a premier location near Manhattan -- including The Forge and many others.
For those who are planning to relocate to Manhattan or the surrounding area, the Long Island City community in Queens is well worth consideration.
Several historic buildings have been repurposed
Long Island City was once home to many prominent bakeries and factories, with many of them now being repurposed. For example, the former Silvercup Bakery which was turned into Silvercup Studios where notable shows have been produced such as NBC’s 30 Rock.
The late Isamu Noguchi transformed a photo graving plant into the current Noguchi Museum which showcases his work as well as other rotating exhibits.
A local artist community has begun thriving in the area, due to the fact that Long Island City luxury rentals are located near most of the major art events in New York City. The growth of this local artist community can also be attributed to the recent repurposing of the Long Island City SculptureCenter.
Distinct and unique subsections
Long Island City is divided into eight different subsections: Astoria, Ravenswood, Hunters Point, Middletown, Dutch Kills, Sunnyside, Bowery Bay and Blissville, all of which were incorporated in 1870.
Today, each subsection has its own intriguing history and unique local culture. Dutch Kills, as one example, used to be a crucial road hub during the American Revolutionary War and supported farms during the 19th Century. It is now undergoing a rapid commercial and residential revitalization along with Hunters Point and other subsections.
The Forge is among the premier new residential developments in Court Square
The Forge is an all-new 38-story premier residential rental development located at 44-28 Purves Street in Court Square in Long Island City. It has been highly anticipated because of its modern architecture, premier location with multiple transit options to Manhattan, and for offering a generous plethora of amenities for residents.
Exclusive modern studio to 2 bedroom apartments will soon be available in the summer of 2017 at The Forge, the premiere residence sky rise for luxury rentals in Long Island City.