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Construction Begins on Luxury $157M Bike-Friendly LIC Building

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | September 13, 2013 8:31am
 A new luxury rental building is scheduled to open in Queens Plaza in 18 months.
A new luxury rental building is scheduled to open in Queens Plaza in 18 months.
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The World-Wide Group

QUEENS — A new 21-story luxury apartment building that is coming to Queens Plaza will feature private gardens in the courtyard and an outdoor pool with a landscaped roof deck, the developer said Thursday.

The $157 million project, which will be built at the intersection of 24th Street and Queens Plaza North, will also be bike-friendly — with a bike room and the entrance near a bike path to Manhattan.

Other amenities will include a state-of-the-art fitness center and indoor parking, the developer said in announcing that it had broken ground on the project.

The building, which will offer more than 400 rental units, from studios to three-bedroom apartments, is coming to the area booming with new hotels, restaurants and other residential developments.

“The building will offer our residents unsurpassed amenities and services with unmatched, convenient access to Manhattan and Cornell’s Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island,” said David Lowenfeld, executive vice president at the World-Wide Group, a New York-based development company.

It takes approximately 5 minutes by subway to get to 59th Street and Lexington Avenue, according to the developer.

The building is expected to start renting in 18 months, the company said.