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1-qps-tower 1 QPS Tower in Long Island City is 45% leased after debuting just weeks ago. (Image via Property Markets Group)
The newly launched 1 QPS Tower from developers Property Markets Group debuted as a monumental rental high-rise in Long Island City. Rising to 500 feet with 44 stories, it opened as the tallest occupied building in the neighborhood - but was quickly dethroned when neighboring rental high-rise Hayden launched leasing shortly after. 1 QPS Tower is nonetheless a prime living option for renters, offering modern apartments with Manhattan skyline views and a tempting amenity package that includes one of the highest outdoor pools in the city.

A previously unannounced feature has been added to the already extensive list: a garden terrace exclusively for residents and their green thumbs.
The garden on the 9th floor terrace is designed by J. Mahshie Design. (Image via Weintraub PR)
Located on the 9th floor terrace and designed by J. Mahshie Design, tenants have the opportunity to grow everything from flowery plants to leafy greens while managing and maintaining their space, following the community garden model. There are 12 subdivided planting beds equipped with irrigation systems for optimal spring and summer use, and the developers believe the garden is a welcomed feature.

“We’re responding to the movement towards locally grown produce, to the fun of growing your own flowers, fruits or vegetables and to the feeling that 1 QPS is a community in itself, offering enough options for a 24/7 lifestyle right within the very building,” said the firm's founder and principal Kevin Maloney.
1-qps-tower The 45th-story roof deck (Image via Property Markets Group)
1-qps-tower The rooftop pool (Image via Property Markets Group)
Amenities and common areas are designed to be inviting, and there are over 16,000 square feet of them. The garden joins unique features like a library and tech rooms with workspace, a rock climbing wall, and a fireplace lounge. But it's not only the amenities that have appeal. Apartment interiors are luxurious and smartly detailed with a minimalist modern aesthetic, creating ideal spaces for living, working and entertaining.

The debut of the building has been a success and Mr. Maloney reports that more than 45% of units are leased after launching just weeks ago. Remaining units include studios starting from $2,185/month, 1 bedrooms from $2,979/month and 2 bedrooms from $3,977/month, with select listings offering up to 2 months of free rent.

Visit the 1 QPS building profile for more information (including a review from architecture critic Carter Horsley) or contact the leasing office for more listing details.
1-qps-tower A view from the residences at 1 QPS Tower. (Image via Property Markets Group)

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