UPDATED Aug. 23, 11:30 a.m.
The brokers handling the leasing of the 27-story Watermark LIC, the latest luxury apartment tower to sprout from the Long Island City streetscape, cleared the air regarding the number of units now available for rent.
QNS and Curbed reported previously that just six units were available the Watermark LIC; that figure represented the number of available listings as posted on the apartment building’s official website.
However, Carole Bloom of the Bloomstone Group, Watermark LIC’s exclusive leasing agent, clarified the record with QNS on Wednesday. She noted that the building began leasing earlier this month, and the number of listings on the Watermark LIC represented only a select number of units available at this time, with more to follow in the weeks ahead as construction is completed.
In all, the Watermark LIC will feature 161 apartments, of which 134 are considered market-rate. Bloom stated that only 25 of the apartments have been leased as of Aug. 23. Curbed reported that a lottery was held in May of this year for the building’s designated affordable apartments.
Twining Properties began constructing the 27-story skyscraper located at 27-19 44th Dr. in January of 2016 after securing $70 million in financing. If you are interested in renting one of the market-rate units, get ready to shell out quite a bit of money each month.
A second-floor studio apartment goes for just over $2,200 a month, while a one-bedroom unit on the fourth-floor can be yours for $3,277 a month.
On its website, the developers behind Watermark LIC tout the building as redefining “the contemporary boutique rental residence through the lens of superior design and well-crafted amenities.” Each unit features floor-to-ceiling windows with insulated glass to reduce noise. The building itself is on track to receive LEED Silver certification for eco-friendly construction.
Curbed noted that the building will feature 24-hour concierge service, a bike room, a rooftop gym, a landscaped garden and a “Sky Lounge and Deck” that will give visitors and residents an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline. It’s also a short walk to the nearby Court Square subway station and the Citicorp Building.
For its part, QNS regrets the confusion which may have resulted from its previous report.