NEW YORK | 42-14 Crescent St | 158 FT | 13 FLOORS


Continuing the discussion from NEW YORK | LIC Queens Rezoning - Queens Plaza Subdistrict:

Permits Filed: 42-14 Crescent Street


Existing low-rise at 42-14 Crescent Street, image via Google Maps

The first permits are up for a new 13-story development coming to 42-14 Crescent Street, in Long Island City’s Court Square neighborhood; Meadow Partners is listed as the site’s developer, and John Fotiadis is the architect of record.

Filings indicate that 42-14 Crescent Street will be mostly residential, spanning 39,879 square feet, though a 746 square-foot retail component will help enliven the streetscape. The development will total 45 units, and the structure will stand 158 feet tall.

Given the generous ceiling heights, something relatively high-end would seem likely, and as Court Square continues to boom, the neighborhood will see more upscale projects begin to rise. While 42-14 Crescent Street’s scope is relatively limited, the building will still present an opportunity to improve the streetscape, given the development will replace an unattractive low-rise that does not live up to the site’s potential.

42-14 Crescent Street, image via Google Maps

Demolition permits for the existing structure were approved in March, and construction on Meadow Partners’ project is likely imminent. A vacant lot next door also begs for development, and with construction picking up across all of Long Island City, Crescent Street may soon be brimming with new projects.


Revealed: 42-14 Crescent Street


42-14 Crescent Street pre-demo (via Google Maps) and rendering by John Fotiadis

Development in Long Island City’s Court Square area has been somewhat patchy, with dense buildings sprouting on blocks of low-slung warehouses. Crescent Street has been the exception, with the stretch just north of the Queensboro Bridge filling out, and forming the neighborhood’s first new continuous street wall; 42-14 Crescent Street will soon become the neighborhood’s latest addition.

With the part north of the Queensboro nearly built out, Meadow Partners has turned their attention south of the bridge, as we reported on Friday. There, they’ll erect a 48-unit rental building designed by John Fotiadis, for which YIMBY has now obtained a rendering.

42-14 Crescent Street, rendering by John Fotiadis

Long Island City is the only part of the outer boroughs where large residential projects are not required to include parking, and like the other builders on Crescent Street, Meadow Partners will not include a single spot.

The design will be a notch above typical new construction in Manhattan and Queens, and the building will house luxury rentals. A brick facade will be interlaced with metallic accents, and the resulting infill development will contribute positively to Court Square’s urban evolution.

The 13-story building will contain studios, one- and two-bedrooms; construction on 42-14 Crescent Street is expected to start in the fall and wrap up by the end of 2015.


Construction fence up at 42-14 Crescent Street

Posted on August 7, 2014 by CtSqLIC

Demolition is about to begin at 42-14 Crescent Street, the future home of a 48-unit rental building designed by John Fotiadis. Earlier in the week, we spotted a construction fence (seen below) surrounding the structure. The current two-story building that stands there isn’t long for this world.

A construction fence now surrounds 42-14 Crescent Street



this one is mostly done already.


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