HUNTERS POINT — A new luxury rental building set to open this summer on the Long Island City waterfront is looking to harken the now-glossy neighborhood's manufacturing past, boasting a "redefined industrial style design," according to its developers.
"One of the developer’s goals here was to create a development that is distinctive and tips its hat to the industrial past of the area, to which we feel the Long Island City market will gravitate," said David Maundrell, president of aptsandlofts.com, which is leasing and marketing the building.
According to a press release, those industrial hat tips include an exterior made from exposed poured concrete and floor-to-ceiling glass, and a lobby with exposed wood ceilings, exposed steel beams, metal-plated walls and a "sleek" concrete floor.
The interiors of the apartments themselves will have gray cabinets and stainless steel appliances, and the bathrooms will feature vintage white New York City subway tile paired with dark grouting.
Even with its faux-gritty vibe, Gantry Park Landing won't be without its luxury amenities, including a fitness center with a separate yoga room, a gaming lounge, a tenant’s club room, an interior courtyard, landscaped roof deck with a barbeque and fireplace, bike storage and a 24-hour doorman.
“Our goal with Gantry Park Landing is to present renters with a premiere, full-service building that offers an exciting range of amenities, while also establishing a more intimate setting over what’s traditionally been offered in this neighborhood,” Lightstone Group CEO David Lichtenstein said in a statement.
The developers have yet to release rental prices for Gantry Park Landing's 199 apartments, a mix of studios, one, two and three-bedrooms. The building is approximately 70 percent complete, they said, with appliances and cabinets being installed this week.