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Hero LIC, 24-16 Queens Plaza South

Between Queens Plaza South & 42nd Road

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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.
 

This prominent, white, 22-story apartment tower in Long Island City's Queens Plaza section at the foot of Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge was planned for completion in 2020 by Silverback Development, which is headed by Josh Schuster. Silverback's other projects include 75 Kenmare, 535 West 43rd Street, 12 East 13th Street in Manhattan, and 184 Kent Avenue and 510 Driggs in Brooklyn.

This building, which is known as Hero LIC, has 109 condominium apartments. It is also known as 42-04 Crescent Street. It is close to many subway lines.

Wood Bogot is the architect. Their many international projects include a very impressive medical research building in Adelaide, Australia, the Amberly in Brooklyn, and the dramatic Hotel Kempinski in Muscat, Oman.

 

Bottom Line

Located near the Long Island City entrance to the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, this white, asymmetric, 22-story condominium tower with curvy balconies sits atop a pre-war, five-story, grey façade.

 

Description

This building's Art Moderne-style white tower is set back on a five-story, pre-war grey masonry base that is surmounted by a three-story, setback, white amenity center fronting the street and a dramatic, three-story-high loggia in the back.

The asymmetric tower has curved balconies at one corner with staggered dimensions and corner windows at another reflecting the balcony scheme.

The residential lobby has a two-tier staircase and tall ceilings with horizontal planters. The fitness center has a curved frontage at one end.

 

Amenities

The building has a 24/7 attended lobby with a part-time doorman, a roof deck with barbecue grills, a yoga studio, a dining space, a package room, and a pet spa.

 

Apartments

Apartments have washers and dryers, oak floors and Caesarstone kitchen counters.

Apartment 22A is a one-bedroom unit with 918 square feet of internal space and 112 square feet of external space.  It has long entry foyer adjacent to a 12-foot-wide home office and the foyer leads to a 17-foot-wide living/dining room with an open, 11-foot-widekitchen.  The unit has a curved terace.

Apartment 5H is a one-bedroom unit with 702 square feet and a 13-foot-square living/dining area and a 9-foot-wide open kitchen with a breakfast bar adjacent to the entry foyer.

Apartment 22D is a one-bedroom unit with 646 square feet with a long entry foyer that leads to an 18-foot-long living/dining room with an 11-foot-long open kitchen.

Apartment 11A is a one-bedroom unit with 617 square feet of internal space and 103 square feet of external space with a long entry foyer that leads to a 17-foot-long living/dining room with and 11-foot-long open kitchen, a slightly angled wall, and a curved terrace.

Apartment 11E is a studio unit with 558 square feet with a long entry foyer that leads past a 9-foot-long open kitchen with a breakfast bar to a 13-foot-long living room in one direction and a 10-foot-square study in the other.

 

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