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Top 10 Rental Buildings in Long Island City

Since the millennium, the Queens waterfront neighborhood of Long Island City has encountered an incredible construction boom. With thousands of modern rental and condo units offered at bargain prices, these large new buildings can accommodate a plethora of amenities, worthy of an all-inclusive Caribbean resort. Residents in LIC are rewarded by the community’s convenient location across from Midtown Manhattan, its open skies and spaces and panoramic views of the skyline --all for a fraction of the cost of a Manhattan rental. Here are our top 10 rental buildings in Long Island City based on their location, design and amenity offerings.

#1 - 4545 Center Boulevard

Perhaps one of the finest outer-borough rental apartment buildings in New York City, 45-45 Center Boulevard features a magnificently landscaped roofdeck and garden with two tennis courts and a beach volleyball court. The 41-story tower designed by Arquitectonica features a dramatic undulating glass façade and is positioned to take full advantage of its far-reaching views of Manhattan and the East River!

#2 - QLIC, 41-42 24th Street

Rooftop pools are hard to come by in New York City. QLIC has one that features postcard views of the Midtown skyline, adjoining cabanas with barbecue grills, and an open-air theater. Other amenities include a 24-hour concierge, a live-in superintendent, a library, a garage, a game room with billiard, ping pong and tabletop shuffleboard, a dog-grooming station, a valet dry-cleaning service, package acceptance service and bicycle storage. The building is conveniently positioned near the Queensborough Plaza subway station which has train service that can shuttle riders into Manhattan in under 10 minutes.

#3 - 22-22 Jackson Avenue

22-22 Jackson Avenue is Long Island City's most avant-garde residential, boasting a neo-brutalist design by Eran Chen’s ODA and a strongly sculpted exposed concrete façade. Inside is a two-story lobby with a full-time doorman, landscaped courtyard, roof deck, a fitness center, swimming pool and onside parking. Also present is bike room and storage.

#4 - Halo LIC, 44-41 Purves Street

This Court Square apartment building at 44-41 Purves Street features a distinctive neo-industrial design by local firm Albo Liberis. Inside are 284 apartments benefitted by a lavish package of amenities that includes a gym, a roof deck, a doorman, a media room and community recreational facilities.

#5 - Linc LIC, 43-10 Crescent Street

Despite its enormous size and unimpressive design, the 700-unit building provides renters with spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline and one of the most comprehensive packages of amenities currently available in LIC. Amenities include a multi-level fitness center, basketball and squash courts, a duplex lounge with a pool table and flat screen TVs, a rooftop deck, a children’s playroom and a residents-only outdoor space.

#6 - Avalon Riverview North, 4-75 48th Avenue

As one of the most spectacularly positioned buildings in Queens, Avalon Riverview North overlooks the lush Gantry State Park, East River and provides sweeping views of Manhattan’s east side skyline. Its 602 apartments are advanced by a 24-hour concierge, fitness center, a rooftop swimming pool, a business center, community rooms, cold storage and a live-in superintendent.

#7 - 4705 Center Boulevard

The Club at 4705 Center Boulevard features a spectacular 35,000-square-foot roofdeck, a layered glass-design by Arquitectonica and SLCE and interiors and communal areas designed by Rockwell Group. The pet-friendly building offers a sky-lit swimming pool with a retractable roof, a fitness center, a Club Room, a 10-seat screening room with a billiards table, onsite parking, a grocery store and a pharmacy.

#8 - The Crescent Club, 41-17 Crescent Street

Positioned conveniently in LIC’s Queens Plaza neighborhood, Crescent Club was an early residential pioneer to the neighborhood. The building is less than a block from several Manhattan-bound train lines and is near the approach of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge. Amenities include a landscaped backyard, outdoor swimming pool and shower, a business lounge, a residents’ lounge, a billiards table, a catering kitchen, The Sky Club, cold and dry storage, bicycle storage and on-site parking.

#9 - Aurora, 29-11 Queens Plaza North

Designed by Handel Architects, this glass and concrete tower houses 132 apartments with a fine amenity package that includes a garage, a 30th floor fitness center, a double-height residents’ lounge, a roof deck, storage, and a bicycle room. The building is located atop a 160-room Marriott Courtyard Hotel which allows for all its apartments to take in fantastic city and skyline views.

#10 - The Pearson Court Square, 45-50 Pearson Street

For those searching for a more idyllic location in the neighborhood, Pearson Court Square offers197 apartments on a quiet, semi-industrial street. The building’s design penned by SLCE Architects, captures the neighborhood's industrial essence and features large multi-paned windows and rich masonry façade. The building is topped by a riveting set of turbines. Amenities include a 24-hour doorman, a gym, a yoga studio, a bicycle storage room, an outdoor basketball court, limited indoor parking, a laundry room, a 10th floor roof deck, a second floor wraparound garden terrace, and a doorman.

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