It has long been a mystery, the building on the corner of Jackson Avenue and Purves Street in Long Island City. While the 12 story glass tower has risen details have been more than scant until now.
On a trip to LIC this morning, I happened upon one of the owners of the project who filled me in on the details. It will be a residential condo as suspected, 43 units with luxury finishes, a 12 hour human doorman, and a 12 hour virtual doorman, a 12th floor gym, and a roof deck with great views and barbecuing facilities. The building is expected to open for sales around August 1st and will be represented by Peter Ashe, who will occupy a sales office across the street. Prices should be 'around $600 per square foot'. The building does have a name, but the owner has refused to divulge that info just yet. According to the Brooklyn Eagle, the architect is Robert Scarano who won an award for innovate design of the project (I guess you win some, you lose some). I'll have more on Purves Street, which is quickly turning into an all luxury cul-de-sac, shortly (including a hot new green condo with a name).