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New Apartments at Former Astoria C-Town Site Will Open to Renters This Fall

 The building will have 64 apartments, a new supermarket and other retail on the ground floor.
The building will have 64 apartments, a new supermarket and other retail on the ground floor.
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Courtesy Citi Habitats

ASTORIA — The new 5-story apartment building going up at the former C-Town supermarket site on Broadway and 29th Street will open this fall with perks like a gym, a roof deck with barbecues and a "library lounge" for bookish tenants.

The building at 2910 Broadway, to be called "Astor Broadway," will be a mix of studios, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments, according to Citi Habitats, which is marketing and leasing the new building.

Rent prices have not yet been finalized for the 64 units, which will have hardwood floors and their own washer and dryers. Some will also have private terraces, according to Citi Habitats' David Maundrell, who said the apartments are targeted for the "urban professional."

The building's tagline is "Astoria, Stylized" and it will offer amenities like a gym, a roof with barbecues and outdoor workout areas, a landscaped courtyard and a "library lounge" with books and communal work space.

Astor Broadway The building will include amenities like a "library lounge" were tenants can work or read. (Durukan Design, Courtesy Citi Habitats)

The project was designed to accommodate "the day-to-day life of a New Yorker," Maundrell said.

"How do we kind of make this building a real home versus just making this a place where they go to sleep at night?"

Construction is expected to wrap up this summer, and the building will likely open to tenants in the early fall, he said.

A new Food Emporium supermarket is slated for the ground floor of the property, and is expected to open in late fall or winter, according to Maundrell. The building also has space for additional retail tenants, but no others have been finalized yet, he said.

The Food Emporium will replace the C-Town market that had formerly occupied the site for decades, but closed in 2015 to make way for the new development. The new store will be run by the same family that operated the previous one.