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The Jackson, 13-33 Jackson Avenue

Between 47th Road & 47th Avenue

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

This very handsome, 11-story building at 13-33 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City was erected in 2017 by Charney Construction and Development, which is headed by Sam Charney who spent eight years as a project executive for Two Trees Management Company that has been very active in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, and Ascent Development.

Fogarty Finger was the architect.

The building, which is called The Jackson, has 56 condominium apartments.

It is located between 47th Avenue and 21st Street and is next to PS 1 and is a short walk to Murray Park and the Gantry State Park.

A G subway station is outside its front door.

The building has 1,226 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

Bottom Line

This very handsome, crisp, concrete-faced, mid-rise building has a broad, chamfered front and large multi-paned windows and an exposed rooftop watertank enclosure in a prime Long Island City location on Jackson Avenue. 


The building’s façade is exposed concrete.

A February 19, 2016 article by Tim McKeough in The New York Times quoted Chris Fogarty, a director of Fogarty Finger, as say that the architects decided “to use a larger-scale grid” on the façade “to make the windows feel like a big old industrial building” and to stand out from the glassy towers that recently sprouted in the area.

Mr. Fogarty said the developers commissioned two floor-to-ceiling art works by Tom Fruin for the double-height lobby that will be made from patchworks of colored acrylic and blackened steel similar to his watertower-shaped sculptures.

The building has an exposed rooftop watertank and a large chamfered front corner with large bay windows on its lower 8 floors.

The large multi-pane windows are slightly insert and the 10-story-high side wings have brown side panels although the 9th and 10th floors at the far end of the wings are open with their multi-pane windows recessed.  The windows below the top floor are in two-story-high grids with a dark metal wide spandrel separating the two floors.


The building has a 24-hour doorman, a roof garden with cabanas, a children’s playroom, a bicycle room, a 22-car garage, a fitness center and a residents’ lounge.

The building has a 24-hour doorman, a garage, a fitness center, a residents’ lounge, a roof garden with cabanas, a children’s playroom and a bicycle room.


Apartments have high ceilings that range from 9 feet 8 inches to 18 feet in the two penthouses and very large multi-pane windows and wide plank white oak floors. 

Kitchens have walnut cabinetry, Liebherr, Bertrazzoni and Bosch appliances, Caesarstone countertops and backsplashes.  Bathrooms have White Carrera and Stormy Travertine stone walls and floors.

Apartment 2A is a two-bedroom unit with 911 square feet of interior space and 1,460 square feet of exterior space with a 13-foot-wide living/dining room with an open, pass-through kitchen and a very large terrace.

Apartment 10A is a three-bedroom unit with 1,232 square feet of interior space and 34 square feet of exterior space on two terraces.  The unit has a small entry foyer that leads to a 14-foot-long living/dining room with an open kitchen with an island.

Apartment 9B is a corner two-bedroom unit with 929 square feet of interior space, a 291-square-foot, 5-sided terrace off the master bedroom and a 110-square-foot terrace off the second bedroom. It has a 16-foot-long living/dining room with an open, pass-through kitchen.

Apartment D on the 3rd through the 8th floors is a 9-sided, one-bedroom unit with 641 square feet and a 13-foot-wide living/dining room with an open kitchen with an island and an angled wall.

Apartment C on the 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th and 8th floors is a one-bedroom unit with 639 square feet and an 18-foot-wide, 6-sided, living/dining room with an open, pass-through kitchen.

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