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4615 Center Boulevard

Between 46th Avenue & 47th Avenue

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Carter Horsley
Review 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.
 

4615 Center Boulevard is a 41-floor rental building built in 2011 located in Long Island City.

It has 367 rental apartments.

It was developed by TF Cornerstone.

4615 Center Boulevard is a part of TF Cornerstone's rental development overlooking the East River.

Additional TF Cornerstone rentals on the 21-acre site include 4545 Center Boulevard, 4540 Center Bouelvard, 4720 Center Boulevard and 4610 Center Boulevard.

Bottom Line

One of the tallest buildings at TF Cornerstone's riverfront development in Long Island City, this tower is very handsome and has stupendous views.  The complex has a great deal of open space with the towers are all distinctly different and not uniformly sited.

Amenities

Amenites in the LEED-certified buidling include a concierge and a fitness center.  The building is also pet friendly.

Kitchens have white gloss lacquer cabinetry.

Apartments

Apartments have stone kitchen countertops and porcelain and glass tile kitchens and bathroods.

Most homes have private outdoor space.

History

An October 24, 2011 article in The New  York Times by Robbie Whelan noted that as one approached this complex fom the Vernon Boulevard subway station in Queens "you're surrounded by strapping, aquatic-hued high-rise towers with glassy exteriors and hundreds of balconies," adding "Suddenly, it's Miami Beach."

"The buildings," the article continued, "built tall, statement-making buildings on small footprints, surrounded by as much green space as possible, giving the whole community a classic Corbusian feel of towers in parks surrounded by highways....The statement is one of underdog, pioneer indignation: There was nothing here, no roadmap to follow and  little in the way of traditional context to respect, so we've built towers that are just as sleek as the latest glazed-over, thumshaped behemoths in the city."

"...the buildings....aren't in their own right bold.  They exude, through their rectangular tinted-glass faces, which are cut here and there with ribbons of colored brick and steel girding, a type of nouveau-riche indulgence that privileges functionality and soaring views over exterior glamour, and belongs along the water in a party-happy beach town, not on the shores of the East River," according to the article.

Yes, the complex is Miamiesque with one big difference: it doesn't look at miles of boring ocean but the grandiose, intricate and very romantic midtown skyline of Manhattan!

 

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