Rental pick of the week

This new Long Island City apartment comes with access to tons of amenities, and breaks on the rent

By Jennifer White Karp | April 3, 2018 - 12:00PM 

The apartment is in the new, amenity-packed building The Forge, near the Sunnyside train yard.


Apartment #31D has just been listed at The Forge, a 38-story rental tower at 44-28 Purves St. in Long Island City. The two bedroom, two bath comes with access to amenities as well as several concessions that might make the location near the Sunnyside rail yard more livable.

The unit is listed for $4,084, the net effective rent for a 27-month lease, which includes three months free and no broker’s fee (meaning the actual rent is closer to $4,600). The 2017 building features an energy-efficient design that reduces electricity expenses for each apartment, according to the building's website.

The apartment has KitchenAid and Bosch appliances and a Bosch washer and dryer. It also has white oak floors, quartz kitchen countertops, wood and back-painted glass kitchen cabinetry, and modern bathrooms with quartz countertops and mosaic penny tile.

The double-height lobby is accented by raw wood, blackened steel, metal screens and glass. Overlooking the lobby is graffiti salvaged from the building site.

The building has an outdoor pool, an outdoor movie theater, a gym, resident lounges, a children’s playroom, a doorman, and concierge service. Amenity access is free for the initial lease term. There's also a landscaped courtyard, a park with hammocks, parking, and bicycle and regular storage.

A security deposit of $1,000 is required and there is no fee for pets. A 13-month lease with one month's rent free is also available.

The building is four blocks from the G train as well as the 7 train at Court Square, which is a short ride to Manhattan. The E, M and R trains are five blocks away at Queens Plaza.



Jennifer White Karp

Managing Editor

Jennifer White Karp steers Brick Underground’s editorial coverage of New York City residential real estate and writes articles on market trends and strategies for buyers, sellers, and renters. Jennifer’s 15-year career in NYC real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an MFA in nonfiction writing from the New School.

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