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Top 10 Luxury Rentals in Long Island City

Long Island City is booming, but you probably already know that, whether from its brand-new skyline by the East River or from the buzz that has been going around ever since Amazon considered building its second headquarters here. Whether you prefer the bustling Court Square district or the serene Hunters Point waterfront, hurry to sign a lease at some of the city’s greatest rental buildings before the hot new neighborhood grows even hotter.

#1 - Hayden, 43-25 Hunter Street

No fee rental in Long Island City

The 50-story Hayden, which rises across from the iconic One Court Square (aka Citigroup Building), has it all: adjacent park space, subway across the street, 10-minute commute to Midtown, incredible skyline views, and a massive amenity package with common spaces, both indoor and outdoor, spread across multiple levels, atria, high-rise lounges, and several open-air roof decks.


Managed by Rockrose

#2 - 4545 Center Boulevard

No fee rental in Long Island City

The broad, 41-story tower faces the Anable Basin of recent Amazon fame. The prominent location at the north end of the Hunters Point waterfront district opens upon unobstructed views of the East River and Midtown from floor-to-ceiling windows and plentiful balconies. The 50,000-square-foot amenity suite goes toe-to-toe with the city’s best rentals, yet even Manhattan’s choicest digs cannot compete with a massive roof deck atop a 1,000-car garage, which boasts a pool, lawns, cabanas, a sundeck, and two tennis courts.


Studios Starting At
$2,397
4 Available
1 Bed Starting At
$3,071
3 Available
2 Beds Starting At
$4,671
2 Available

Managed by TF Cornerstone

#3 - 1 Jackson Park, 28-40 Jackson Avenue

No fee rental in Long Island City

The triple-tower Jackson Park complex dominates both the Court Square skyline and the local rental market thanks to its 45,000-square-foot amenity suite, located within a dedicated five-story building, 1.6-acre private courtyard park, unobstructed views in most directions, and immediate subway access next to the building entrance, which puts Midtown within a one-stop commute.


#4 - 4720 Center Boulevard

No fee rental in Long Island City

It’s hard to pick a single most appealing aspect of the 32-story complex: the crisp design by Arquitectronica; floor-to-ceiling windows that face the East River and boast some of the city’s greatest skyline views; an all-inclusive amenity list; next-door proximity to Steven Holl’s new Hunters Point Library, the landmarked Gantries, and the Pepsi-Cola sign; or a ground-level private front yard that blends directly into the greatest waterfront park in Queens.


Studios Starting At
$2,498
1 Available
1 Bed Starting At
$3,296
2 Available
2 Beds Starting At
$4,340
4 Available

Managed by TF Cornerstone

#5 - Eagle Lofts, 43-22 Queens Street

No fee rental in Long Island City

Rockrose Development’s decision to preserve most of the original Eagle Electric Factory paid off in spades with its winning combo of history and modernity. The freestanding, 55-story tower, one of the city’s tallest buildings outside of Manhattan, shares its lot with the restored pre-war loft, most of which is dedicated to an ample amenity suite highlighted by a spacious courtyard and a 35,000-square-foot roof deck next to a festive Art Deco turret.


Managed by Rockrose
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#6 - 4705 Center Boulevard

No fee rental in Long Island City

The 30-story tower, yet another top-notch Hunters Point rental by TF Cornerstone, closely matches our number-two-ranked property at 4545 Center Boulevard three blocks north. The perks at 4705 are similar, as it also boasts a jam-packed amenity list, an 828-car garage, a sprawling green roof deck, across-the-street proximity to the Gantry Plaza Park by the East River, and certain unique features, such as a grocery, pharmacy, two cafes, and a Foodcellar Market at the ground level.


Managed by Rockrose

#7 - The Forge, 44-28 Purves Street

No fee rental in Long Island City

FXCollaborative’s triple slab of cor-ten steel and banded, floor-to-ceiling windows easily ranks as the best new architectural design in all of Long Island City. Equally attractive is the 26,000-square-foot amenity package that includes a green deck with a swimming pool, multiple indoor lounges, a lofty fitness center, and roof decks atop the 33-story high-rise. The cul-de-sac location at Purves Street provides repose from the bustle of Court Square.


1 Bed Starting At
$4,695
1 Available

Managed by Gotham Organization

#8 - 1 QPS Tower, 42-20 24th Street

No fee rental in Long Island City

The 44-story tower is no longer the second-tallest building in Queens, yet it remains among the most visible skyscrapers on the local skyline. Unobstructed panoramas open in all directions from a rental that comes with a multi-level amenity suite, a 60-foot-high gym atrium with a rock climbing wall, and a serene rooftop pool that sits so high that it matches many Midtown skyscrapers across the river.


Studios Starting At
$2,495
3 Available
1 Bed Starting At
$3,395
3 Available
2 Beds Starting At
$4,950
2 Available

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

No fee rental in Long Island City

Unlike the other Hunters Point entries on the list, this 39-story tower was developed by Avalon rather than TF Cornerstone. However, this centrally sited rental offers comparable enticements, such as a riverfront, park-facing location, immediate and unobstructed skyline panoramas, a short walk to the dining and nightlife at Vernon Boulevard, a fully-stacked amenity package, a 360-car garage, and a 24,000-square-foot roof deck.


Studios Starting At
$2,565
5 Available
1 Bed Starting At
$3,344
16 Available
2 Beds Starting At
$4,335
8 Available

#10 - ALTA LIC, 29-22 Northern Boulevard

No fee rental in Long Island City

The 44-story tower marks the eastern end of the Queens Plaza greenway, which comes in dramatic view from the 467-unit property. The well-appointed amenity list is highlighted with a dramatic, glass-walled rooftop lounge that looks far into Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, as well as an outdoor movie screening lawn on the adjacent open-air deck.


Studios Starting At
$3,114
1 Available

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