41-08 Crescent Street Readies for Excavation in Astoria, Queens

Photo by Michael Young

Excavation is set to begin at 41-08 Crescent Street, the site of a planned residential tower in Long Island City, Queens. YIMBY last reported that the property would give rise to a 17-story, 189-foot-tall structure designed by Dan Ionescu Architects, developed by Forte Italia LLC, and owned by TPEC Management. However, it appears that the scope of the project may have changed under the new ownership of The Pecora LLC. WMCM LLC is the general contractor for the property, which is bound by 41st Avenue to the northeast, 24th Street to the northwest, and Crescent Street to the southeast.

Recent photos show the 30,102-square-foot surface parking lot cleared and surrounded by construction fencing. No machinery was seen on site, but could begin to arrive in the coming weeks.

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

YIMBY spotted an aerial rendering for the project posted on the construction board, depicting a much taller 25-story superstructure than the 16-story floor count from permits filed in February. This illustration shows a five-story U-shaped podium clad in gray brick with floor-to-ceiling windows and apparent retail frontage on the ground floor. After a setback, the main tower rises along 41st Avenue with an even rectangular massing, floor-to-ceiling windows, and light-colored paneling. Balconies lined with glass and dark metal railings protrude from the northern and eastern faces, and two mechanical bulkheads sit atop the flat roof parapet. Despite the extra floors, the building still closely resembles the massing and zoning diagrams published on the New York City Department of Buildings back in December 2015.

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

The nearest subway station is the elevated Queensboro Plaza stop to the southwest along Queens Plaza North, servicing the N, W, and 7 trains.

41-08 Crescent Street’s anticipated completion date is slated ro fall 2027, as noted on site.

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4 Comments on "41-08 Crescent Street Readies for Excavation in Astoria, Queens"

  1. 1983 called…

    • David : Sent From Heaven. | April 9, 2024 at 11:03 am | Reply

      But these balconies are useful on its floor can accommodate chairs, or you can bring a towel and hang it on the glass railing: Thanks.

  2. David in Bushwick | April 9, 2024 at 10:51 am | Reply

    Despite all the damn balconies nobody will use, the tower set back from the base a such a welcomed relief. It would be great for Nature and the tenants above to have that roof planted with native grasses and flowers.

  3. David of Flushing | April 9, 2024 at 2:07 pm | Reply

    I agree that balconies are used mostly for storing bicycles, etc. rather than sitting. South-facing balconies have little shade. Balconies can be a horror for Local Law 11. I see buildings barely 50 years old having to replace their concrete slabs. Keeping people off the roof is one way of extending its lifespan. If anything needs to be planted, it is poison ivy, a native plant.

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