Cape Advisors, the New York-based real estate development and investment firm, today announced the official launch of leasing for its new rental property, Astoria West. Located along the East River waterfront’s Cove Beach, the amenity-driven development comprises three buildings with an interior garden and 534 thoughtfully designed residences. Astoria West’s contemporary homes are anchored in flexible layouts designed to meet the needs of today’s modern tenants, as well as an unparalleled collection of amenities, spanning over 40,000 square feet and include one of the most comprehensive lifestyle packages in New York. Seamlessly connected to Manhattan via a four-minute ferry ride, the development reshapes Astoria’s waterfront which has yet to see new residential development of this scale and caliber.
“Astoria West represents our first development in Queens and the site itself could not have presented a more ideal opportunity for our entry into this thriving market,” said Craig Wood, CEO of Cape Advisors. “Astoria has some of the last waterfront land available for residential development in the city and boasts expansive parks as well as a thriving creative community rooted in one of the most popular and diverse dining and dining scenes. We saw a tremendous opportunity here to introduce a larger-scale development that aptly reflects the serviced lifestyle that so many New Yorkers crave and that will redefine the experience of living in the neighborhood.
Located at 30-77 Vernon Boulevard, steps from the East River waterfront and adjacent to the thriving arts district of Astoria, Astoria West’s elevated design is the brainchild of renowned architecture and design firm Fogarty Finger. The residences range from studios to T2. Along with a variety of layouts, the homes are filled with natural light and feature expansive bedrooms, ample closet space and nine-foot high ceilings. Astoria West’s ideal waterfront location provides incredible views from the property, which offer a host of unique perspectives, including the East River; the Robert F. Kennedy Triboro and Hell Gate bridges; quaint townhouses synonymous with the tree-lined streets of Astoria and the skylines of Manhattan and Long Island City.
Additional highlights of the residence include wide plank-style flooring; oversized custom windows; central heating and cooling; and the coveted Blomberg home stackable washers and dryers. Designed for home entertainment, the kitchens were outfitted with custom walnut cabinetry, blush concrete quartz countertops accented by a beige ceramic tile backsplash, and Grohe polished chrome fixtures. Those looking to hone their culinary skills will appreciate the top-of-the-line appliances, which include a Blomberg stainless steel electric range, ventilation hood and refrigerator. Spa-inspired bathrooms have deep soaking tubs; custom medicine cabinets and vanities; Grè Bianco ceramic tiled floor; and Grohe fixtures in polished chrome. Some houses have different types of outdoor spaces, from garden terraces to rooftop patios and terraces.
“We are very pleased to celebrate this final milestone and officially launch leasing efforts,” added David Kronman, president and director of Cape Advisors. “This will be a game-changing project for Astoria, and we are confident that Astoria West will resonate with tenants today and further elevate the residential supply in one of Queens’ most desirable neighborhoods.”
Thirty percent of residences in Astoria West provide affordable housing for middle-income New Yorkers.
A cornerstone of the development, Astoria West’s extensive set of amenities is one of the largest of its kind in the city. While Astoria has become a hotbed of development in recent years, it has historically lacked the amenity-oriented residential buildings now synonymous with Manhattan and Brooklyn. The property’s strong collection of experiences and common spaces introduces a new dynamic to the neighborhood, while meeting the current demand for a residential offering of this caliber.
Set against the backdrop of the Manhattan and Long Island City skylines, the property’s expansive rooftop features a private residents’ pool club, lounge area, and waterfront deck with barbecue grills and cabanas. A landscaped private interior courtyard and gardens further illustrate the teams’ commitment to integrating shared outdoor spaces for the enjoyment of residents. A spacious coworking lounge with private work rooms and outdoor space will accommodate the growing remote workforce. The game room, media, billiards and karaoke rooms offer multiple opportunities to connect with friends and other residents, while a state-of-the-art fitness center with motion studio and golf simulator allows fitness enthusiasts to get clean. The younger residents of the building will also enjoy an on-site children’s playroom.
Astoria West also has a busy lobby; pet spa; bike storage; and shuttle service for local residents on the N and W trains. The on-site Riverfront Cafe & Bar ensures residents can start each day with caffeine, while the building’s indoor parking garage offers 276 parking spaces. parking – the greatest convenience for New Yorkers who own vehicles.
Astoria is an in-demand neighborhood for people who love access to Manhattan with the nearby ferry and appreciate the space and value that comes from being just outside of town. The area is a destination for locals and tourists alike with its thriving arts district and access to Socrates Sculpture Park, Noguchi Museum and the Welling Court Mural Project. Conveniently located near these cultural hubs, Astoria West is also just a three-minute walk from the Manhattan Ferry, making for an easy and beautiful ride to Midtown in less than 25 minutes. Astoria West is also just steps away from the N and W subway lines, providing a seamless connection between Astoria and Queens Plaza or Astoria and 59th Street & Lexington Ave in Midtown East in as little as 8-10 minutes with direct access to the 7 Trains , E, M, R, 4, 5, and 6. Nearby Astoria Park offers nearly 60 acres of lush green space, waterfront access, and a community pool, and there are a host of other Lush parks and green spaces within walking distance of Astoria West including Rainy Park and Socrates Sculpture Park. At night, bustling bars take over bustling streets like 30th Avenue, where foodies can enjoy Michelin-starred restaurants and the best Greek cuisine in New York.
“For years, residents have constantly looked outside of Manhattan and Brooklyn to enjoy more space, better value, and an authentic New York neighborhood. Astoria in particular has garnered tremendous attention in recent years for these exact reasons as well as its proximity to Manhattan via the Ferry and N and W subway lines while offering incredible parks, nightlife and culture,” said David J. Maundrell III, executive vice president. to the new development of Corcoran. “Astoria West, with its thoughtful layouts and amenity-driven lifestyle experience, directly addresses the desire for an amenity-rich lifestyle experience, providing the necessary resonance point for those seeking new developments just outside the city. New York City is in dire need of a new development of this quality, and we look forward to bringing this exceptional project to market.
Corcoran New Development is the exclusive marketing and leasing agent for Astoria West. For more information, please visit www.astoriawestnyc.com. Take a virtual tour of Astoria West here.
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