Revealed: 36-31 31st Street, Long Island City

36-31 31st Street, rendering by T.F. Cusanelli & Filletti Architects36-31 31st Street, rendering by T.F. Cusanelli & Filletti Architects

Development is booming in the borderlands between Long Island City and Astoria, and today, YIMBY has a rendering for a mixed-use apartment building planned beneath the elevated subway tracks on 31st Street, not far from Kaufman Astoria Studios and the Museum of the Moving Image.

The seven-story project will rise at 36-31 31st Street, half a block from the 36th Avenue stop on the N and Q trains. Twenty apartments will be stacked on top of a 1,200-square-foot retail space. Since they’ll be distributed across 15,140 square feet of residential space, the average unit will measure 750 feet, which is typical for rentals.

Each of the upper floors will have four apartments, and the cellar will include nine cars.

The design, from T.F. Cusanelli & Filletti Architects, has many of the neo-Classical design touches we’ve come to expect from new construction in Astoria. The top three floors are set back from the rest of the building, and the cornices are surprisingly pronounced and detailed for a new building. It’s hard to say how it will fit in with the rest of the block, which is lined with aging wood frame houses and low-slung industrial buildings.

The developer is Debra Deow, who lists a business address in Jamaica, Queens. Her family has owned the 5,700-square-foot lot and its little wood frame house since 1984.

36-31 31st Street

Pre-demolition 36-31 31st Street, image via Google Maps

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2 Comments on "Revealed: 36-31 31st Street, Long Island City"

  1. Look like this palace standing alone, onto a beautiful welcome VIP for 24 hours.

  2. I’m sure it is going to be nice but it looks a little too traditional for a neighborhood that is trying to be younger and hipper. It could be a nice looking senior citizen residence though.

    The big problem with this building site it that it is about 100 feet south of a live chicken market (check it out yourself on google streetview) and you really don’t want to be downwind of that place. Between the chicken manure and the butchering of the live chickens the smell us unbelievable and unbearable.

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