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Sales Launch at Corte, Long Island City’s Newest Argentinian-Inspired Luxury Condominium

Sales have launched at Corte, a new luxury condominium with an emphasis on outdoor space that is located at 21-30 44th Drive in Long Island City’s Court Square neighborhood. As a nod to the project’s Argentinian roots and Buenos Aires’ signature low-rise buildings, the 85-unit building stands just eight stories high and extends 250 feet long. Designed with expansive terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows, residents at Corte have panoramic, unobstructed Manhattan views.

Studio- to three-bedroom homes at Corte range in price from the mid-$500,000s to $3 million and move-ins will begin in summer 2019. Leading Long Island City brokerage firm Modern Spaces will exclusively handle marketing and sales for Corte. The mixed-use project also features 16,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, which will further enhance the neighborhood’s blossoming streetscape. National retail specialists Winick Realty Group will handle the retail leasing.

“Corte’s outdoor space is exceptionally activated, as the building’s height eliminates wind issues often seen in sky scrapers, and the uneven stacking eliminates the need for adjoining condominium terraces, offering residents privacy and exceptional New York City views,” said Eric Benaim, founder and CEO of Modern Spaces. “Corte was designed as an easy choice for prospective residents, and with the abundant nearby cultural, lifestyle and food and beverage offerings matched with the unbeatable location, it surely will be. The Court Square neighborhood of Long Island City has become one of New York City’s most in-demand real estate destinations.”

Planet Partners, a South American real estate development company, purchased the site and originated the project, setting into motion a joint venture with SK Development, CB Developers and Ironstate Development (CBSK Ironstate) to co-develop a modern project with a low-rise design, a departure from the area’s typical high-rise buildings.

“Corte’s South American design influence elevates and sets the building apart from other nearby residential developments,” said Scott Shnay on behalf of CBSK Ironstate. “We were determined to create a one-of-a-kind luxury living experience in Long Island City, without compromising New York City views and a close community feel. It’s an honor to be able to contribute to LIC’s flourishing real estate landscape with a building that will diversify and benefit the local community.”

A collaboration between Tristan Dieguez and Axel Fridman of Argentinian-based firm, Dieguez Fridman Arquitectos & Asociados, and New York-based firm, Beyer Blinder Belle, Corte’s façade is characterized by its sleek, modern design. The floor-to-ceiling Wicona-Italian glass curtain walls reflect neighboring buildings, honoring the local architecture while adding a distinctly Argentinian style to the building’s individualistic appearance. The asymmetrical design breaks up the typical long, flat exterior surface by ‘cutting’ diagonal lines with jewel box-style units and spacious terraces that jut from the building, adding the luxury of unobscured views of the Manhattan skyline.

Residences at Corte are appointed with high ceilings, hardwood floors and in-unit washer and dryers. Gourmet kitchens feature Miele appliances, including marble-clad countertops, waterfall islands and wood cabinetry, offering Manhattan-level finishes in the bustling yet intimate neighborhood.

Designed to make urban living simple, sophisticated and inspiring, the development will feature an extensive amenity package, including a 24-hour concierge, a fully-equipped fitness center and a resident’s lounge, which opens to an outdoor courtyard that is anchored by a mature tree. Additionally, a 250-square-foot shared roof deck extends the entire length of the building and features landscaped gardens, private cabanas for sale, a Bocce Ball court, outdoor showers and BBQ grilling stations. Additional amenities include storage for tenants, a children’s playroom, stroller parking, bike storage, a pet wash and for-sale parking.

Corte’s Long Island City location was chosen for the Court Square neighborhood’s authenticity, unmatched city views and abundant artistic, cultural and culinary offerings. The development is located between 21st and 23rd Street, just steps from the Court Square and 23rd Street subway stops, making public transportation highly accessible via the E,F,G,M,N,R,Q and 7 subway lines and the nearby Long Island Rail Road. Deemed one of New York City’s most vibrant neighborhoods, Corte is situated near multiple schools, including the Information Technology High School, CUNY School of Law and Queen’s Paideia School; several artistic and cultural attractions like MoMA PS1, SculptureCenter, Chocolate Factory Theater; public parks, including Gantry Plaza State Park, Hunter’s Point South Park and John F. Murray Playground; and trendy shopping spots like LIC Flea & Food, Book Culture L.I.C. and Just Things.

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