Construction Wraps Up on The Cove, At 43-12 Hunter Street In Long Island City

Rendering of The Cove at 43-12 Hunter Street

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 Cove. Photo by Michael Young

The Cove. Photo by Michael Young

The Cove. Photo by Michael Young

The Cove. Photo by Michael Young

The Cove. Photo by Michael Young

The Cove. Photo by Michael Young

The Cove. Photo by Michael Young

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.

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6 Comments on "Construction Wraps Up on The Cove, At 43-12 Hunter Street In Long Island City"

  1. Tall, big, beautiful and brand new: Hello New York YIMBY.

  2. David in Bushwick | March 31, 2020 at 7:58 am | Reply

    A finished building that actually looks like the architect’s rendering, that’s amazing!

  3. Joe the fat guy | March 31, 2020 at 10:37 am | Reply

    “The Cove.” More like “The Dorms.” Most of it looks like an NYU undergrad residential building.

  4. Only in NYC will you see AC vents in new buildings, something the rest of the world pretty much stopped doing for decades.

    • Joe the fat guy | March 31, 2020 at 6:53 pm | Reply

      Yeah. These new buildings almost always install PTAC units instead of central heating and cooling, even in “luxury” buildings. Shameful. Only in NYC can the developers get away with that on such a wide scale.

  5. There is no Queens Library in Court Square. One more amenity priced out of the community. Welcome to the neighborhood!

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