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Tennis Courts and Putting Green Bring 'Country Club' to Luxe LIC Building

By Jeanmarie Evelly | September 19, 2013 2:05pm
 The seventh floor luxury deck at TF Cornerstone's 4545 Center Blvd. includes a sand volleyball court.
TF Cornerstone's 4545 Center Blvd.
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HUNTERS POINT — It's a country club in the sky.

On Wednesday, developer TF Cornerstone unveiled the amenity-packed outdoor terrace of its glossy new building on Center Boulevard — where residents can now "indulge in a country-club-like atmosphere," according to the company.

The building is one of several luxury properties that have opened or are set to open in the neighborhood that are offering upscale amenities to tenants.

On Wednesday, developer Rose Associates began previewing another new building at 5-11 47th Ave. The Maximilian will offer studios for $1,975, one-bedrooms for $2,530, two-bedrooms for $3,490.

The building will also have a landscaped roof deck with barbecue areas and an outdoor theater, an indoor lounge, billiards room, fitness center, and bicycle storage, according to a statement.

The 50,000-square-foot terrace on the seventh floor of TF Cornerstone's newly opened 4545 Center Blvd. boasts a sand volleyball court, two tennis courts, a reflecting pool, a lawn with a mini-putting green, a children's playground and a sun deck with barbecues.

"It is important that the amenities in TF Cornerstone residential buildings provide tenants with luxury that matches the caliber of the apartments they’re living in as well as their lifestyles,” Sofia Estevez, TF Cornerstone's executive vice president, said in a statement. 

"Our residents can indulge in a country-club-like atmosphere without leaving their own street."

The 41-story building is made up of 820 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with rents starting at $2,200 a month, where residents are treated to sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline and the nearby Queensboro Bridge.

The building started leasing this spring, opened to tenants this summer and is 65 percent leased.

"The amenities are great," said Dara Jones, 26, who moved in last month, drawn by the great views and competitive rent prices when compared to Manhattan.

"It's in a new up-and-coming neighborhood, which I love," she added. "I feel like I'm not missing out on anything."

4545 Center Blvd. is TF Cornerstone's fifth residential building on the street. The company topped out on its sixth and final planned Long Island City waterfront high-rise in July, at 46-10 Center Blvd.

The Hunters Point waterfront has seen a number of other residential developments launch in recent months.

The Lightstone Group's 12-story Gantry Park Landing, at 50-01 Second St., has leased more than half of its 199 units since it began leasing in July, aptsandlofts.com announced earlier this week.

The boutique rental, where studios start at $2,050, offers tenants a movie screening area, a game lounge, a fitness center with a separate yoga room and a roof deck with a an outdoor fireplace, among other amenities.