The developer, an affiliate of Silver Star Motors, the architectural firm of Montroy DeMarco Architecture LLP (MDALLP), and builder 1 Oak Contracting have completed the building at 37-14 36th St. Known as The Silver Star, the building houses a Silver Star Motors Mercedes-Benz dealership on the first floor and residential units of the upper floors.
“The 10-story, 135,000-square-foot, mixed-use structure features a 41,300-square-foot Mercedes-Benz dealership on the first two stories and 85 rental apartments on the upper floors,” said MDALLP Principal Richard J. DeMarco, AIA. “This building is yet another prominent residential development in our firm’s extensive architectural portfolio of multi-family properties completed throughout New York City.”
The initial concept for the building was to develop it as a Mercedes-Benz dealership. However, MDALLP Silver Star Motors to conduct a residential test fit to “maximize value for the owner.” The first floor features the dealership’s showroom while the second floor holds parking and a secondary showroom.
The rental units, which are being marketed toward “young professionals,” comprise 30 studios, 27 one-bedroom units, 28 two-bedroom units, and two three-bedroom units and have an industrial, loft look. Each apartment has high-end finishes such as stainless steel appliances, white quartz countertops, porcelain subway tiles and high ceilings.
The third floor houses residential amenities including a 500-square-foot fitness center, a lounge with a pantry and television, 1,600-square foot outdoor barbecue area with a zen yoga space, and an outdoor trellis seating area. The 10th floor also has an outdoor area that has views of Manhattan.
MNS Real Estate will serve as the a leasing broker and marketing agent for the building.
“The building caters to the needs of young professionals, especially those working in the technology sector, both in Manhattan and Long Island City,”said MNS CEO Andrew Barrocas. “The property offers extensive tenant amenities, great views, and a very convenient and brief commute to Manhattan.”
It is not immediately clear when units will begin to be rented out.