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Tower 28, 42-12 28th Street: Review and Ratings

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Carter Horsley
Review of 42-12 28th Street by Carter Horsley

This attractive, 58-story rental apartment tower at 42-12 28th Street in Long Island City has 451 apartments and opened in 2017.

It is known as Tower 28 and was designed by Hill West for Heatherwood Communities that erected a similar but shorter tower in 2013 nearby known as 27 on 27th.

It is two blocks from the Queensboro Plaza N, W and 7 subway station.

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When it was completed, this tower was the tallest residential building in the city’s outer boroughs.


This tower is 647 feet tall with two setbacks and an alternating mullion pattern over a low-rise base.


The building has a 24-hour doorman and security, concierge services, a 50-car garage, 5,878 square feet of retail space, a business center, a live-in superintendent, a children’s playroom, a media room, a residents’ lounge on the 46th floor with a terrace, a game room, an observation deck on the 58th floor, a fitness center with an indoor pool with retractable doors leading to a landscaped terrace, and building social events by LIVunLtd.


Apartments have floor-to-ceiling windows with custom blackout shades, stainless-steel General Electric kitchen appliances, quartz kitchen countertops and Bosch washers and dryers.

Apartment 29I is a two-bedroom unit with 967 square feet with a 22-foot-long living room and an 8-foot-wide, windowed kitchen with a breakfast bar.

Apartment 29C is a two-bedroom unit with 936 square feet with a 16-foot-long living room and a 9-foot-wide, windowed kitchen with a breakfast bar.

Apartment 29H is a two-bedroom unit with 723 square feet with a 5-foot-long entry foyer that passes a 9-foot-wide kitchen with a breakfast bar to a 15-foot-long living room.

Apartment 29B is a one-bedroom unit with 667 square feet with an entry foyer that leads to a 10-foot-wide kitchen with a breakfast bar and a 14-foot-long living room with a 12-foot-wide balcony.

Apartment 15J is a studio unit with 470 square feet with a 14-foot-long living area and an 8-foot-wide, enclosed kitchen.

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