Exterior work is progressing on 50-07 5th Street, a six-story residential building in Long Island City, Queens. Developed by 5007-5009 Development LLC, the structure is being built by BK Builders LLC on a plot between 50th and 51st Avenues with the East River waterfront to the west and the more dense downtown area to the east. Many details for the project remain unknown, including the architect, the exact unit count, and potential amenities.
Recent photos show the structure topped out, with most of the main western elevation along 5th Street covered in black netting and construction scaffolding. Sections of metal frame studs are going up along the edges of the floor plates in preparation for façade installation, which should begin later this year.
The rendering posted on the construction board shows a contemporary design consisting of a dark brick façade surrounding floor-to-ceiling windows, and recessed doors that make way for two vertical stacks of rectangular balconies lined with glass railings. YIMBY estimates around nine units will be created. A setback on the northwestern section of the roof parapet appears to be topped with a landscaped terrace overlooking 5th Street. The main entrance is tucked along the southwestern corner, and two openings on the opposite end of the sidewalk will likely lead to a private residential parking garage.
The nearest subway to 50-07 5th Street is the 7 train at the Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue station, which provides a connection to the G, E, and M trains at the Court Square and Court Square-23rd Street stations. Further east are the N and W trains at Queensboro Plaza.
50-07 5th Street has an anticipated completion date of this winter.