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First Look: 38-04 11th Street, Long Island City Hotel

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In spite of the regulations that might decide to ban hotels from being built in the manufacturing zones, nothing seems to be able to stop their developers from actually pushing forward with their plans to do so—even in the relatively remote parts of the outer boroughs.

In fact, new building applications were filed for an eight-story hotel at 38-04 11th Street just recently, at that property located at the northern edge of Long Island City. According to a report, this project will replace an auto shop and commercial sculpture studio on the corner of 38th Avenue.

Once completed, the hotel will have 152 rooms over its 43,734 square feet of commercial space. Each floor in the building will have 22 rooms, save for the seventh, which will house 30 rooms. Facilities in this hotel will include a roof terrace, and a restaurant, conference rooms and gym in the cellar.

The hotel will also have a parking lot with 17 spaces.

Alec Shtromandel of Greenwich Street Equities is the developer of the project, hiring once again Ben Krone of Gradient Architecture for the building’s design. The duo teamed up for another hotel at 489 Baltic Street in Boerum Hill, but 38-04 11th Street is said to have a very unique aesthetic from the corten-clad “Baltic Huis.”

Gray facade panels and tilted sections of brick will give the hotel’s façade a dynamic look. The building will definitely stand out among its neighboring low-slung warehouses and small row houses scattered throughout the blocks east of Ravenswood Generating Station.

As for the hotel’s interiors, it will be typically clean and modern, subtly referencing the patterned, slightly uneven feel of the exterior.

The 8,500-square-foot property was bought by Shtromandel for $4,270,000, as reported last month, by QueensBeans.com. Jakub Nowak and Jonathan Eshaghian of Marcus & Millichap represented the seller and Shtromandel in the record breaking deal.

Last month, another developer, Jannat Hospitality Group, filed plans for a 175-key hotel, which is located  just two blocks away at 12-02 37th Avenue.