Chetrit Group Reveals Interiors of Parkhill City at 152-11 89th Avenue in Jamaica, Queens

Rendering of Parkhill City (Courtesy of Redundant Pixel)Rendering of Parkhill City. Courtesy of Redundant Pixel

The Chetrit Organization launched leasing earlier this year for Parkhill City, a rental complex located just north of Rufus King Park in Jamaica, Queens. This week, the developer released new interior renderings including a first look at the property’s suite of residential amenities.

Located at 152-11 89th Avenue, the two buildings that comprise the complex once functioned as part of the Mary Immaculate Hospital, which closed in 2009. Chetrit has partnered with Hill West Architects to rebuild and partially repurpose the aging facilities into a newly activated 600,000-square-foot development.

The new 17-story rental complex will contain 481 apartments and over 20,000 square feet of indoor amenity spaces.

“While already located in a dynamic residential community, Parkhill City also sets a benchmark for new luxury residential projects,” said managing partner of Mishkan Group Michael Waldner, the exclusive leasing agent for the complex. “The accessibility of the location, combined with its superior design and outstanding lifestyle features, will attract a diverse mix of quality-seeking residents from all over the city and beyond.”

Parkhill City Master Plan (Courtesy of Redundant Pixel)

Parkhill City Master Plan. Courtesy of Redundant Pixel

Residences range from studio to three-bedroom layouts with prices ranging from $1,750 to $4,200 per month. The project will also include an eight-story building on the northeast corner of the site, which will contain 207 affordable units under the Affordable Independent Residences for Seniors program.

Occupants will have exclusive access to a 60-foot-long lap pool, a hot tub, a secondary plunge pool, a sauna, a steam room, a fitness center, an arcade, a children’s playroom, a café and juice bar, a posh screening room, and multiple lounges. Outdoor amenities include an 8,000-square-foot roof terrace.

Rendering of residential amenities including a library (top left), residents lounge (top right), a screening room (bottom left), and a lap pool (bottom right)

Rendering of residential amenities including a library (top left), residents lounge (top right), a screening room (bottom left), and a lap pool (bottom right). Courtesy of Redundant Pixel

Roof deck (Courtesy of Redundant Pixel)

Roof deck. Courtesy of Redundant Pixel

The exterior of the structure is comprised of partially restored limestone and brick materials, updated window systems, and contemporary metal treatments. Construction is currently underway and is expected to wrap up this year.

Construction progress (Courtesy of Redundant Pixel)

Construction progress. Courtesy of Redundant Pixel

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9 Comments on "Chetrit Group Reveals Interiors of Parkhill City at 152-11 89th Avenue in Jamaica, Queens"

  1. Anonymous Jamaica, Queens native | December 14, 2019 at 8:13 pm | Reply

    Gentrification at its finest! Just another way to push our middle and low-income people of color out of Jamaica, Queens. It’s unfortunate to see how much this community is changing due to rich real-estate agents looking to profit off of communities heavily concentrated with people of color. This is ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICE! Stay out of our communities!! Stop pushing our people out. Use your wealth to build a homeless shelter and give back to our community instead of disrupting it! Please and thank you.

  2. This is one place I wouldn’t call home. A former hospital with a morgue. No way

  3. Bernardo Hernandez | December 16, 2019 at 8:10 pm | Reply

    I like to know about a apartment at 349 st anns ave a 2 bedroom

  4. All of you realtors come in and take over, from the mayors permission. Which you greedy ass need to put more hospitals,apartmens, decent stores. Where is the lower and middle class going to live. The mayor is trying to send the low and the lower class to Manhattan, Bronx and Brooklyn and offer money and so call better living. Mayor Deblouso has lost his mine!! Why is he having all these hotels built in Queens. Hes building it up for the rich men to bring their prostitutes in style. Thats all i see.

  5. How can I apply to that building can someone please tell me thank you

  6. Theresa Rockett | October 22, 2020 at 4:30 pm | Reply

    I would like to apply for the Affordable Independent Residences for Seniors program. Please advise.

  7. Yimby, can you please update your coverage of Parkhill City? It’s confusing what’s opened, what’s left, the sizes, what addresses are duplicates, etc.

    • I can tell you because I live here. Management is horrible, safety is lacking, there were points that there was low to zero water pressure. We started a Tenants Association to address these issues but to be honest Plaza Management is too cheap to even hire more than one fire guard at a time (who they were falsely marketing as doormen). Our on site manager Tara is left powerless by her bosses, abuses whatever power she does have over her subordinates and the kid running the building (Sanny) is a barely-legal kid who has no clue how to manage a small business, let alone a huge building filled with luxury tenants.

      The only reason I still live here is because the people who actually live here are amazing people for the most part and the networking is incredible. We created a community here at Parkhill, which ironically Plaza and the Mishkan Group (their realty arm) are using in their marketing to potential renters. However I wouldn’t recommend living here after we move; they’ll do anything to move you in but very little once you actually live here. I do hope that changes though… or that at least the Chetrit Group sees this and does something about it for future renters.

  8. I would strongly advise you to not move here. I repeat, DO NOT MOVE HERE. There is nothing luxurious about the building (except laundry in unit) and management is the worst (Jacob, Sanny, Tara, Rivhka, etc.) From my perspective, management’s main and only concern is money, money and more money. For example, there was an email from Tara (building manager) a few months ago stating that because of covid-19 the theater was closed but due to a lot of requests, the room can be rented but there is a $1,000 deposit (that is nonrefundable should anything be amiss). I re-read my lease, there is nothing in my lease that mentioned a $1,000 deposit. It is bad enough that they make you pay $500 deposit (refundable after a month if you move in but you the tenant have to be the one who ask back for the deposit) to take the apartment “off the market”; you then have to pay an additional $250 to move-in (refundable but not if you move in on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday) and you have to pay another $250 to move out. There’s a $50 animal fee per month. It is also apparent that management do not care about the safety of tenants. If they did, they would not have falsely advertised having 24/7 doormen when in fact, they have fire guards in order to adhere to a compliance with NYC HPD. The lack of safety is appalling (all new fire guards on deck); people can just enter the building with ease. I know of one incident where police were called on a group of young men who were trespassing. There is no intercom and several times, I have had to go downstairs and let in my guests who could not enter the building because the safety guard was away. The building is non-smoking but there is a smoking issue. Every other day Tara sends out an email about tenants smoking; the 4th floor reeks of smoke. The elevators are faulty; firefighters are at the building quite frequently. A quick Google search and I was able to learn that the building has several elevator violations (another example of tenants’ wellbeing not being the forefront for management). There is also a heat problem in the building (there are portable heaters in the main restrooms) – this is a building-wide issue (check 311 complaints). The apartments are COLD!! There is NO INSULATION. Management sends out freeze alert emails reminding tenants to “please make sure to maintain your heating system at a minimum 68 degrees at all times”, as if we the tenants should be held accountable for their cheapness and faulty pipes. Note, heat is not included in rent – you will be paying a lot of money on your ConEdison. Again, the ac/heating unit is a joke, the heat it emits is not consistent and bare minimum; the bathroom in your apartment will be very cold, very. There are gnats everywhere, especially in the summertime; forget about opening your windows. The building is not soundproofed so you hear everything: the chatter in the hallway at 3 a.m., the music blaring from the neighbor 5 doors down; the neighbor next door dog barking uncontrollably to the above tenant’s 4-legged animal running about. The new “signage” is laughable; it is barely visible during daytime much less at night (another example of management’s cheapness). Also, there have been instances where employees have entered tenants’ apartments unannounced. For a new building that proclaims to be luxury, the garbage was not collected from Christmas Eve (Thursday 24) to Monday 28; the refuse was disgusting and nasty; two of the 4 main elevators is always out of service; and one of main entrance door has been broken since forever. The building is pet friendly, however many of the tenants do not clean up after their dog – nasty individuals. The park is decent, but last August or September 2020 someone was shot, and the choppers were roaming the area (very loud). My advice is to look beyond the “newness” of the building (it was once a hospital). Turn on the water faucet to see if its leaking, turn on the ac/heating unit and check the pressure; open the window and see what flies in; ask if the apartments are soundproofed (they aren’t); try the washing machine (is it working); check out the refuse (A&B) to see the cleanliness; listen out to noise level (music playing, tv; furniture moving; chatter); ask which apartments have pets. Ask about the pool, ask to see the pool (it was to be completed months ago) and lastly, speak to current tenants and get their opinion/feedback (I wish I had done that).

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