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1 QPS Tower, 42-20 24th Street

Between Queens Plaza South & 42nd Road

Carter Horsley
Reviewed by Carter Horsley
Carter Horsley Carter B. Horsley, a former journalist for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Post. Mr. Horsley is also the editorial director of CityRealty.com.
 

This highly visible, 44-story, slim, rental apartment tower at 23-10 Queens Plaza South just to the south of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge in Long Island City was erected in 2017 and has 391 apartments.

It was developed by Property Markets Group, which is headed by Kevin Maloney, the Hakim Organization, and New Valley LLC., which is headed by Howard Lorber.

SCLE was the architect.

It is just to the east of a large, low-rise building with a large, red Silvercup sign.

Bottom Line

A slender, glass rental apartment tower just to the south of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge and just to the east of the large but low Silvercup sign in Long Island City, this development has 391 small apartments but a lot of amenities including a roof-top pool.

Description

This 510-foot-high will be the tallest residential building in Long Island City when completed although it will lose that tower quickly to the 647-foot-high Tower 28.

The building has a 5-story base and a setback, slab tower with some discrete setbacks.

Its narrow ends have three dark narrow piers and there are more on the longer sides some of which slightly shift their vertical alignments about a third of the way up.

Amenities

Most of the tower’s amenities including a library, a billiards room, a laundry and a fitness center with a rock-climbing wall are in the base of the building, which also has a roof-top pool and deck.

A lower level has a communal kitchen, a fireplace lounge and a children’s playroom.

The double-height lobby has an attended reception desk.

Apartments

Apartment A is a one-bedroom unit on floors 21 through 46 with a pass-through kitchen next to a 17-foot-long living/dining area.

Apartment J is a two-bedroom unit on floors 10 through 20 with an entry foyer across from a windowed, pass-through kitchen that leads to a 20-foot-long living/dining area.

Apartment C on floors 10 through 20 is a one-bedroom unit with an entry foyer across from a 9-foot-wide home office that leads past a windowed, pass-through kitchen to a 13-foot-long living/dining room.

Apartment F on floors 6 through 8 is a one-bedroom unit with an entry foyer that leads to a 24-foot-long living/dining area with an open kitchen.

Apartment K on floors 9 through 20 is a studio unit with a very long entry hall that leads to a 17-foot-wide living area with an open kitchen.

Apartment K on floors 4 through 8 is a studio unit at the building’s corner of 42nd Road and 24th Street with an entrance directly into an 11-foot-long home office with a very long hall with an open kitchen on one side leading to a 15-foot-wide living/dining area.

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