Long Island City has always occupied a special place among Queens neighborhoods. The westernmost area in the sprawling borough, bounded by two bridges, LIC is one subway stop to Manhattan. In recent years, it’s experienced an upsurge as a cultural and culinary hub.
Now, with the unveiling of The Harrison, a distinctive 27-story condominium development in the center of LIC’s Court Square transportation hub, the area has a new landmark.
The Harrison’s warm, articulated masonry façade distinguishes the building from a sea of nearby glass towers.
The building’s interior is quintessentially modern New York, with classic details designed by GF55 Partners. These include casement windows, 5-inch white oak flooring, classic Shaker cabinets and white subway tile backsplashes above quartz countertops.
Several two-bedroom units have private backyard gardens measuring more than 1,200 square feet. A selection of 15th floor apartments feature lofted ceilings and spacious terraces. The Harrison also offers a collection of three-bedroom units, which are in high demand for growing families in Court Square.
The amenities available throughout the building continue the luxury. These include a roof deck with a full 360-degree vista, including the iconic New York City skyline (a must for July 4 fireworks viewing) as well as a lounge, fitness center and children’s play area.
With such details, it’s easy to understand why The Harrison is already 65 percent sold. There are still studios, as well as one-, two- and three-bedrooms available, ranging in price from $625,000 to $2,575,000.
The building has a 421-a tax abatement, and taxes and common charges are low.
Available apartments include a one-bedroom, one-bath on the 19th floor that lists for $860,000, a 21st floor two-bedroom, two bath for $1.425 million and a three-bedroom, two bath on the 19th floor for $1.7 million. Move-ins are set for this summer.
But the most surprising element of the Harrison story is the surrounding neighborhood itself. Art lovers can enjoy exciting art installations at MoMA PS1, Noguchi Museum and Socrates Sculpture Park while foodies can enjoy Michelin-rated restaurants Casa Enrique and M. Wells Steakhouse. And with stalwarts like Woodbines and LIC BAR, nightlife in the area has never been a problem.
Best of all, The Harrison locates residents minutes away from one of the city’s busiest transit hubs, with the E, M, 7 and G at Court Square stations and the R trains at Queens Plaza. The LIRR is also nearby at the Hunterspoint Avenue station.