Work is wrapping up on The Cove, an 18-story residential building at 43-12 Hunter Street in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Rockrose Development, the reinforced concrete structure stands fully clad in its dark gray metal curtain wall, with the only the ground-floor envelope, sidewalk, and interiors awaiting completion. The Cove will yield 123 rental apartments designed by Slade Architecture. Thirty-seven units, or roughly 30 percent of the inventory, will be designated affordable.
Recent photos show the state of progress at the triangular site, which Rockrose purchased for $1 million in 2006. Sidewalk barricades and fencing still surround the address but should be taken down soon. The exterior hoist has been dismantled with the strip of curtain wall filled in. The angled outline of the perimeter gives the building its sharp corners when looking from the east at the base of the CUNY School of Law.
The property will also include 4,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor and cellar levels. Amenities for residents are a lounge, a fitness center, and an outdoor rooftop terrace. The nearest transit options are the E and M trains at Court Square-23rd Street; the 7 and G at Court Square; the 7, N, and W at Queensboro Plaza; and the E, M, and R at Queens Plaza. A Foodcellar & Co. supermarket is located across the street. Also within the vicinity is the CUNY School of Law, MoMA PS1, and the Queens Library at Court Square.
The Cove is slated to finish construction at the end of this year.