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Which new condo would you choose?
As New Yorkers go to the polls on Election Day, Amazon is poised to make a decision of its very own: According to The Wall Street Journal, the much-anticipated second headquarters of the Seattle-based company are to be split evenly between two locations, with Long Island City, Dallas, and Washington D.C. among the finalist.

As a likely lure, NYC has announced a commitment to invest $180 million in improving Long Island City's infrastructure, parks, and schools. The city also opened phase two of Hunter's Point South earlier this summer and has kicked-off the planning process for the decking and redevelopment of Sunnyside Yards.

Perched on the East River, Long Island City's Manhattan views and convenient public transportation are major draws not just for Amazon, but for the many young professionals who have already made their homes there in recent years. A bevy of new, eye-catching luxury rentals and condos have risen to meet the demand, attracting a new wave of residents to the neighborhood.
Silvercup-Studios-West-03 The multi-tower Silvercup Studios West is one major plan poised to begin if Amazon comes to town
Furthermore, Localize.city, a real estate knowledge platform, found that the neighborhood has the largest number of apartments currently under construction. It also comes out on top for new units authorized as well as for permits filed but not yet approved. "If Amazon moves part of its second headquarters to Long Island City, it would have a tremendous impact on the neighborhood and others nearby," said Localize.city urban planner Stephen Albonesi. "But if any area in New York is poised for a major influx in residents, it's Long Island City, where a building boom is already remaking much of the area and where residents have been grappling with how to meet the demands of thousands of new people.”

Below, find a list of six pint-size new developments that have come online in recent months. We compared a recently-listed two-bedrooms in each. Choose your favorite in the poll at the bottom. (And don't forget to actually vote!)

 
 
 
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Contemporary penthouse in a boutique condominium is topped with a private rooftop deck. Interior features include a thoughtful layout, smart home technology, 10' ceilings, and sun-filled master suite. The open kitchen comes outfitted with stainless steel appliances and a ducted hood. See full details here.

 
 
 
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Situated in a bold new building, these spacious apartments feature warm finishes and a refined material palette. Amenities include landscaped gardens, a private roof deck, residents' lounge, fitness center, and children's playground. The building is surrounded by three different subway stops. See full details here.

 
 
 
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In these masterfully crafted condos, gracious entrances lead to an airy, open living area with plenty of room for entertaining. The sophisticated kitchens are outfitted with bright white lacquer cabinets, LED lighting, and Miele appliance suite. Galerie will feature a curated art program, and additional amenities include a full-sized indoor pool, fitness center, private courtyard, library, lounge, and party room. See full details here.

 
 
 
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Located on the former site of a paper factory, these stylish residences are imbued with high ceilings, premium finishes, oversized windows, and smart-home technology. Sleek, chef-inspired kitchen features custom cabinetry, quartz countertops, and stainless steel Bosch appliances. Amenities include a landscaped outdoor patio, entertaining lounge, fitness center, bike room, and parking. See full details here.

 
 
 
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Boutique condominium comes with inviting layouts, impeccable finishes, and a 421-A tax abatement. The modern kitchens are oufitted with state-of-the-art appliances. The building is topped with a roof deck with panoramic views of Manhattan. See full details here.

 
 
 
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From premium flooring to expansive windows to high-end kitchen appliances, no detail is overlooked in this new condominium. Many units have private terraces, and a furnished roof deck overlooks the Manhattan skyline and the iconic Silvercup Studios sign. The Queensboro Plaza subway stop is only two blocks away. See full details here.
Content Specialist Michelle Mazzarella Michelle is a contributing writer and editor for real estate news in New York City
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