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The Independent, 42-14 Crescent Street

Co-op located in Long Island City, between Queens Plaza South & 42nd Road

Description of The Independent at 42-14 Crescent Street

The Independent, located at 42-14 Crescent Street in Long Island City, was built as a rental in 2017 by Meadow Partners, and upgraded to a luxury co-op by MNS Real Estate in 2019. The 48-unit property stands half a block south of Queens Plaza, where Midtown may be reached in a single-stop ride from the Queensboro Plaza station, or via a short walk or bike ride across the Queensboro Bridge.

The 14-story, 160-foot-tall building, designed by architect John Fotiadis, evokes the neighborhood's heritage of pre-war industrial lofts through a crisp, vertically-styled façade. Red brick piers alternate with broad windows, spaced with spandrel grills that match the dark steel trim at the tower's midsection and corners. 

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Building Facts

  • Year Built: 2017
    Converted Year: 2019
    Building Type: Co-op
    Neighborhood: Long Island City (LIC / Queens)
    Minimum Down: 20%
  • Total Apartments: 48 48
    Total Floors: 14
    Doorman: Virtual Doorman
    Total Floorplans:

Building Amenities

  • High-Rise
  • Post War
  • Resident Storage
  • Garden
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Elevator
  • Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • Courtyard
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Bike Room
  • Library
  • Virtual Doorman

Apartments for Sale at 42-14 Crescent Street View history of all units

The Independent: Rating

22
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 22 / 44

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23
Out of 36

Location Rating: 23 / 36

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14
Out of 39

Features Rating: 14 / 39

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CityRealty Rating Reference

 
Architecture
  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
 
Location
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
 
Features
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #1 Rated co-op - Long Island City
 

Carter Horsley's Review of The Independent

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"This attractive, 13-story, red-brick cooperative at 42-14 Crescent Street in Long Island City, Queens, was erected by Meadow Partners in 2016 and has 48 apartments.

It was designed by John Fotiadis." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Roof deck
  • Close to subway
  • Fitness center
  • Bicycle parking
  • Courtyard with grill
  • Virtual doorman
  • Entrance marquee with revolving door
Cons
  • No garage
  • No concierge
  • No sidewalk landscaping
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Subways

  1. N
  2. Q
  3. 7
at Queens Plaza North and 27th 0.06 miles
  1. M
  2. R
  3. E
at Northern Blvd and 41st Ave 0.23 miles
  1. F
at 41st Ave 0.28 miles
  1. G
at Jackson Ave and 45th Ave 0.29 miles

Alternate Addresses

  • 42-16 Crescent Street
  • 42-18 Crescent Street
1289 Lexington Avenue
at The Northeast corner of East 86th Street
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