Foundations Complete For Four-Story, Eight-Unit Building At 47-27 5th Street, Long Island City

47-27 5th Street. Photos by the author.

Foundations have been completed for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 47-09 5th Street, in the Hunters Point neighborhood of Long Island City, close to the East River waterfront. Building permits list Shahram Nassi as the owner, with Jieming Wang of LMW Engineering Group LLC attached as the applicant of record. Brooklyn-based MC Superstructure Inc. is listed as the general contractor.

Looking southeast

Looking southeast

The property is 25 feet wide along 5th Street and 100 feet long along 47th Road. It was previously occupied by a single-story, brown brick warehouse, typical of the formerly industrial neighborhood. Permits for demolition and construction of the new building were first filed back in 2008, and the warehouse was torn down shortly thereafter. The lot sat vacant for several years; activity returned when additional permits were filed in late 2012. New construction fencing enclosed the site in 2015, and excavation was underway by the start of this year. As of today, the masonry base, outfitted with rebar, awaits the rise of the eight-unit property.

Looking east along 47th Road

Looking east along 47th Road

The new building would measure 9,792 square feet, 7,292 of which would be dedicated to residential space, translating into an average of 912 square feet unit. The structure will rise from the sidewalk to the parapet without setbacks, topping out at 42 feet above the street. The main entrance would sit at the center of the 47th road frontage, which would also feature four balconies at the top two levels. The property would include an approximately 500-square-foot yard.


The project sits just a block-and-a-half east of Gantry State Plaza Park, which faces the Midtown skyline on the opposite side of the East River. The distinctive Hunters Point Library is under construction just west of the residential property. A large athletic field sits a block to the north. The property is located within a 1,400-foot walk to two subway stations, 21 St-Van Alst on the G train to the southeast and Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av on the 7 train to the east.

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2 Comments on "Foundations Complete For Four-Story, Eight-Unit Building At 47-27 5th Street, Long Island City"

  1. Work in progress appeared in front my face, stay standard that I see foundations completed for four-story.

  2. The trend for building low rises everywhere in NYC is continuing! And that’s why we wouldn’t be a moniker for Abu Dhabi or Hong Kong! That’s what we built during all 20 th century, everything from 2 story to 102 stories of ESB and 110 stories of pre 9/11 World Trade Center!!!

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