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Halo LIC at 44-41 Purves Street: Review and Ratings

Carter Horsley
Review of 44-41 Purves Street 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

This robust and distinctive apartment building at 44-41 Purves Street in Long Island City was erected in 2016 and has 284 rental units.

It was developed by The Rabsky Group, which is headed by Simon Dushinsky, and designed by Durukan Design.   It was once known as the Argent and according to a January 4, 2016 report by Ondel Hylton at "the site was previously planned to give rise to a pair of shorter towers by the Criterion Group but the 28,000-square-foot lot was flipped in 2013 for $32 million.    

Bottom Line

With its red base, blue setback tower, illuminated rooftop beacons and many balconies, this broad building has a textured and gnarly rectilinear appearance that gives no hint of its surprising and atypical interiors that include many circular elements such as large barrel seating and wood bathroom floors.


The building has a 15-story base with a setback tower.

The bottom two floors of the base are sharply delineated from the rest of the base and the central section of the base has a red façade flanked by light blue ends.   The building has many balconies, some of which wrap around the building's corners.   The setback tower has a blue-glass façade and a different configuration of balconies.  The setback tower has two bays that rise slightly higher than the rest of the building with seven-layered illuminated bands above a broad balcony.   The lobby is highlighted by its circular motifs on its floors and ceilings and large barrel seating elements and its vertical hanging lighting.    


The building has a gym, a roof deck, a doorman, a media room and community recreational facilities.


Some of the open kitchens have a large shelf hanging from the ceiling above the pass-through stations and the bathrooms have wood flooring.

Apartment 2402 is a three-bedroom unit with 1,433 square feet and a balcony.

Apartment 2308 is a two-bedroom corner unit with 1,023 square feet with a 14-foot-long living room with a balcony, a study and a pass-through kitchen.

Apartment 1406 is a two-bedroom unit with 903 square feet and a 48-foot-wide terrace.

Apartment 1215 is a one-bedroom unit with 710 square feet, a balcony and an 8-foot-wide dining room.

Apartment 313 is a studio unit with 460 square feet with a long entry foyer leading to an 18-foot-long living room with an open kitchen and a balcony.

Key Details
  • No Fee Rental built in 2016
  • Located in Long Island City
  • 284 total apartments
  • 0 recent sales ($0 to $0)
  • Doorman