It’s long been understood that, with its short commuting distance to Manhattan and laid-back small-town feel, Astoria is one of the best places to live in Queens. With recent developments regarding a certain online retailer, that designation could easily be upgraded to “one of the most desirable places to live in NYC.” And 1401 Broadway aims to put renters at the center of that universe with exceptional modern interiors and amenities.
Apartment 4E is a one-bedroom with a balcony, big floor-to-ceiling windows, and clean, modern finishes throughout. The open kitchen and living area overlooks a wall of windows that leads out onto the balcony.
The u-shaped kitchen offers plenty of counter and storage space. It features white and pecan-colored wood cabinetry, quartz counters and pendent lights. A gray subway tile backsplash complements stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher.
The bedroom also has floor to ceiling windows and a large closet. The bathroom is well proportioned and appointed with Kohler fixtures, radiant heated floors and a deep soaking tub.
The apartment has a washer/dryer in the unit, and there is air conditioning and white oak flooring throughout.
The building offers communal spaces that are as well thought out as the individual apartments. These include a lobby with a large fireplace, a 5,000-square-foot outdoor lounge on the second floor and a 1,000-square-foot landscaped roof terrace with a 360-degree view of the surrounding neighborhood, including the iconic Manhattan skyline.
Residents can enjoy a well-equipped fitness room and sauna. There is also a library adjacent to the lobby, and a lounge and game room with its own fireplace and kitchenette.
There’s no need to stay inside exclusively, however, as the surrounding neighborhood offers plenty of dining and nightlife options, as well as quick commute to midtown Manhattan via the N, W, F or R. Local attractions include the Socrates Sculpture Park and the Museum of the Moving Image, as well as Bohemian Hall, New York City’s oldest beer garden.
Parking is available in the building, which is also a Zip car location.
Listed by Eli Kamitsis and Vincent Yee of Modern Spaces, the unit is asking $2,677 a month net effective rent, with one month free and no broker fee.