Tuesday, April 28, 2009

LIC: 10-17 Jackson Topped, Murano Gets Some Glass


(L) The Murano, (R) Murano Glass (forgive the pun)


(L) 10-17 Jackson, and (R) The Solarium

The are three condos looming on the LIC scene that seem to be in a state of limbo, at least from a sales perspective. 10-17 Jackson, The Murano (next to Hunters Point on Borden), and Solarium (2 doors east of 5SL on 48th Avenue) have all made substantial progress since our last look. Still, there isn't but a peep about when they will actually come to market. All the developers seem to have the same idea- wait out the market. (EDITORS NOTE: Hearing from Rick Rosa representing The Solarium, the developers have been tweaking the offering plan and not delaying the project. They are anxious to get started marketing as soon as the plan if ok'd by the AG).
All three have an appeal- 10-17 with it's Chrysler-esque design and 10' ceilings, the green-ness of Solarium, and the unusual light clock feature thingy on The Murano.

Highlight for today's trip: a few reflective glass panels at Murano, the topping of 10-17, and The Solarium.

8 comments:

  1. Lovely prospect of you don't mind unrelenting and constant train noise from the trains that idle all day right across the street! oh - the brokers won't tell you this when they show you the units during the weekend, but go during the week... you won't be able to even hear the greeting from your pricey doorman.

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  2. There are a lot of nice buildings in that area that are under construction. Only problem is they are in the middle of a major on/off ramp to the highway and the train tracks, I guess from the LIRR. Just trying to cross the street to some of the new buildings was scary. Also it feels very sterile there, there's nothing homey feeling about it.

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  3. 10-17 Jackson looks like it's going to a glass curtain construction. I love that but this building is right in the middle of major traffic from cross roads and the train, do you really want the whole world looking in on you?

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  4. A green building across from a park , sounds like a winner. Solarium looks like it fits in well with the neighborhood.

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  5. I think they all have pluses and minuses and commenters all make good points. The traffic at the intersection of Vernon and Jackson is pretty light. Anything facing West on the 6th floor or higher would be my best pick.

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  6. The stretch along Bordern is an awful location.

    That building up the block from 5sl must be a joke - it looks like a low budget dorm.

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  7. I love to see all the new development in Long Island City

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  8. Is the Murano allowing visits, yet? I would like to bring my Realtor to show me the place.

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