Among the several rental buildings that are currently being constructed in the Long Island City area, no other can compare to the ARC. The ARC is owned by the Lightstone Group and is being designed by GKV Architects. This is a ten story tower, but what makes it special is not its size: it’s how many amenities the place has to offer to those lucky enough to live there. Even though the place has yet to be inaugurated, there is plenty of information available to those who may be interested. So far, we know the tower will offer over 425 rental units: studios, one bedrooms and two bedrooms. What is even more interesting, is that the studio in charge of designing has released renderings of the building and its future amenities for users, so you don’t have to imagine what everything will look like.
When it comes to the apartments themselves, developers have not saved any money: the living spaces will have hardwood floors, super-high ceilings and the biggest windows possible. Moreover, the kitchens will be modern and open, while also including washer and dryers in every apartment. If you are lucky enough to land one of the units located in the higher levels, you will also be able to enjoy a one-of-a-kind view of the Manhattan skyline. As far as prices go, we are able to confirm that the studios will start at $1,800 per month, while the one bedrooms will do so at $2,300. The two bedrooms will of course be the most expensive type of unit, starting at $3,500.
Did we mention how amenity-packed the ARC will be? Don’t mind if we do: Lightstone Group though about everything and more. The ARC will be equipped with a fitness center, a yoga and spinning studio, a catering kitchen, a library, co-working spaces and a lounge exclusive for residents. Moreover, tenants will count with a 24/7 concierge service, valet parking and a greenhouse. Let’s take a breath, because there is more. A saltwater pool will be installed in the rooftop, with plenty of space to make barbecues. In addition, a vintage style arcade will be set up in the building, along with a golf simulator.
If you think the ARC is the place for you, you still have time: leasing will start next month. The company in charge of this is Citi Habitats New Developments, so you know with whom to talk. [NY Curbed]