Jason Halpern, Principal of JMH Development; and Gerard Longo, Principal of Mettle Property Group – along with exclusive marketing and leasing agent, Corcoran New Development – are pleased to announce that leasing will begin in Spring 2021 for the newly-branded The Astor LIC at 36-20 Steinway Street. Situated at the intersection of Northern Boulevard and Steinway Street in Western Queens, where the neighborhoods of Astoria and Long Island City meet, the development’s name was selected to reflect its convenient central location.
SLCE Architects created the building’s concrete and masonry façade to complement the area’s low-rise, ‘old New York’ esthetic. The local character is embodied by the nearby rows of historic yellow brick ‘Mathews Model Flats’ that were innovative for their time and have become a local landmark.
Inspired by exclusive members-only clubs worldwide, special emphasis was given to The Astor LIC’s interior finishes and fixtures. Lauren Jayne Design envisioned the building’s 143 residences to feature open designer kitchens with white quartz countertops and distinctive two-tone grey-blue and stained wood cabinetry. A full suite of stainless steel Blomberg and GE appliances will also be included in each home.
Baths will be outfitted with porcelain floor and wall tile and modern matte black hardware. Residences will boast hardwood floors throughout, as well as in-unit washer/dryers. In addition, select apartments will feature private terraces.
Multiple outdoor spaces will be available for all tenants. The Astor LIC’s lushly landscaped retreats include an outdoor fireplace, an open-air fitness area, sun lounge, and outdoor television for movie nights under the stars. Also planned is a convenient rooftop dog run. A spacious, television and fireplace-equipped interior lounge with multiple “work-from-home” stations, bar, and conference area will also be provided for residents’ use.
The nearby M and R trains at Steinway Street station, plus the on-site covered parking and bicycle storage, put the entire region within easy reach. However, with a myriad of nearby shopping, dining, and recreational opportunities, “staying local” is an appealing alternative.