Oct. 27, 2015 By Jackie Strawbridge
Preliminary construction work is in gear at the site of a new seven-story apartment building on 35th Street, across the street from Kaufman Astoria Studios.
The development will include 65 rental units and first-floor retail, and will be located at 34-22 35th St.
This address is sandwiched between Bravo International Supermarket and a seven-story, 33-unit condo building called “The Marx,” which is currently under construction.
Developer Ted Kakoyiannis called the incoming building “upscale,” citing amenities including a roof deck, gym, high-ceiling residents’ lounge, and a backyard that may include a bocce court.
Kakoyiannis also said the basement will have parking for roughly 70 cars in “stackers,” meaning cars will be parked on top of one another to maximize space.
“We like the Astoria market in general because it’s an organic neighborhood that has been there for a long time,” Kakoyiannis said. “Unlike the Long Island City waterfront, where it’s now coming along, here you already have the establishments, the restaurants, the bars, health clubs, shopping – and transportation, very importantly – all within walking distance of the site.”
The development is expected to be fully constructed by early 2017.
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