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The Independent, 42-14 Crescent Street, Long Island City, Court Square, condo, John Fotiadis Architect, MNS Real Estate The Independent at 42-14 Crescent Street, Long Island City
The Independent, a former rental building at 42-14 Crescent Street, has been reborn as 48 units of luxury for-sale homes amidst Long Island City's evolving real estate market. While new rental towers continue to crowd the rapidly-growing skyline at Court Square, the neighborhood's suddenly-surging condo demand has prompted the developer to upgrade the property just two years after the initial unveiling.
The Independent, 42-14 Crescent Street, Long Island City, Court Square, condo, The Design High, MNS Real Estate Credit: MNS Real Estate
“Long Island City continues the strong upward trajectory it’s been on for the past decade and thriving as alive, work, play neighborhood, as well as an easy commute into Manhattan. The homes and amenities at The Independent are designed to complement that lifestyle and provide buyers with an opportunity to invest in the neighborhood,” Andrew Barrocas, CEO of MNS, stated in a June 12 press release that unveiled the building’s new website.
The Independent, 42-14 Crescent Street, Long Island City, Court Square, condo, The Design High, MNS Real Estate Credit: MNS Real Estate
The Design High handled interior upgrades to both the common spaces and individual residences. Each unit is equipped with a washer and dryer, Stevali cabinetry and Caesarstone quartz counters in the kitchens, and Signature bathtubs and Waterworks fixtures in the bathrooms.
The Independent, 42-14 Crescent Street, Long Island City, Court Square, condo, The Design High, MNS Real Estate Credit: MNS Real Estate
Amenity spaces include a resident lounge, a common kitchen, fitness center, billiards table, library, and private storage.
The Independent, 42-14 Crescent Street, Long Island City, Court Square, condo, The Design High, MNS Real Estate Credit: MNS Real Estate
The 14th level opens onto a cozy roof deck, where residents may soak in the sun on chaise lounge chairs or soak in panoramic views of Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.
The Independent, 42-14 Crescent Street, Long Island City, Court Square, condo, The Design High, MNS Real Estate Credit: MNS Real Estate
The rear yard features outdoor sofas and dining tables atop a wooden deck, with thickets of greenery sprouting from rusticated wood-plank planters.

 

The Neo-Industrial facade, which draws inspiration from the neighborhood’s manufacturing past, remains unaltered. John Fotiadis of John Fotiadis Architects massed the 160-foot-tall building as two staggered, slender sections, crisply defined with dark metal channels along the corners and at the parapet. The brick-and-metal exterior pleasantly contrasts with the ubiquitous glass facades of nearby towers.

The Crescent Street block provides a space of relatively quiet, residential repose, yet frenzied pedestrian bustle at the nearby Queens Plaza South testifies that Long Island City is no longer a sleepy, drive-through gateway to the city’s largest borough. The Queensboro Plaza station of the M, N, W, and 7 trains, located half a block to the north, puts Midtown Manhattan within a five-minute ride.

 

Prices range from around $500,000 for a studio to around $1.75M for a two-bedroom unit. MNS is handling the sales and marketing.

The Independent, 42-14 Crescent Street, Long Island City, Court Square, condo, The Design High, MNS Real Estate Credit: MNS Real Estate

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