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The Independent, 42-14 Crescent Street: Review and Ratings

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Carter Horsley
Review of 42-14 Crescent Street by Carter Horsley

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.

It is convenient to subway stations one stop away from Manhattan.

Bottom Line

A modest, but very neat mid-rise rental apartment building in Long Island City with elegant black-metal highlights.


With its thin black metal entrance marquee, broad black metal spandrels and thin black metal piers jostles an elegant modernity with asymmetry with a partially setback floor at the top and uneven joints on its central piers.

The building has a revolving door entrance. 


The building has a roof deck, a fitness studio, bicycle parking, storage, a courtyard with grill, a residents’ lounge with kitchenette and a virtual doorman.


Apartments has washers and dryers.

Apartment 12A is a two-bedroom unit with an entry foyer that leads into the 21-foot-wide living/dining room next to a pass-through kitchen.

Apartment 4C is a one-bedroom unit with an entry foyer that leads to a 16-foot-long living room with a pass-through kitchen.

Apartment 12C is a studio unit with an entry foyer that leads to a 16-foot-wide living/sleeping area with a pass-through kitchen.



Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 22 / 44

Out of 36

Location Rating: 23 / 36

Out of 39

Features Rating: 14 / 39


CityRealty Rating Reference

  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #1 Rated co-op - Long Island City
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Key Details
  • Co-op built in 2017
  • Converted in 2019
  • Located in Long Island City
  • 48 total apartments 48 total apartments
  • Doorman
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