LONG ISLAND CITY — A pair of luxury apartment buildings opened to renters in Western Queens this month with a host of fancy amenities for tenants — including a rooftop pool, a rock-climbing wall and communal libraries.
The offerings include a glassy 44-story tower with nearly 400 apartments near Queensboro Plaza, as well as a smaller project in Astoria where all of the units are rent stabilized, according to the developers.
Both buildings opened for leasing at the start of February.
1 QPS Tower is located at 23-10 Queens Plaza South, just next to the Queensboro Bridge, with 391 apartments and studios starting at $2,040 a month, one-bedrooms at $2,828 and two-bedrooms at $3,942.
The tower — constructed by Property Markets Group, The Hakim Organization and New Valley LLC — features 16,000 square feet of amenities, including a communal kitchen, fireplace lounge, kids' room, library and a billiards room.
There's also a pool on the roof and a fitness center with a professional rock-climbing wall, both of which are open only to tenants and their guests, according to a rep for the developers.
The Academy at 25-35 31st Ave. in Astoria (Credit: Modern Spaces)
Farther north in Astoria, at 25-35 31st Ave. and 29th Street, a seven-story building with 55 apartments called The Academy opened to residents on Feb. 1
All of the units in the building are rent stabilized, a requirement of a tax abatement program developer Ridge Realty Management used to build the property.
Rents start at $1,800 for a studio, and the apartments come with built-in air conditioning and video intercom systems, according to Modern Spaces, which is leasing the building.
Several of the units come with private balconies, and there's also a landscaped communal rooftop. Other amenities include laundry rooms, a shared library and a fitness center.