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Linc LIC officially opens

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Allen Ngai / Below photos courtesy of Rockrose Development Corp.

Linc LIC is bringing luxury living to residents of Long Island City.

Rockrose Development Corp., a family-owned and operated real estate company, gathered on November 25 with local elected officials, community leaders and residents to celebrate the official grand opening of the residential rental complex known as Linc LIC, located at 43-10 Crescent Street.

“Our goal is to enrich the vibrant core of the growing Long Island City residential community,” said Justin Elghanayan, president of Rockrose Development Corp. “I believe that Linc LIC, by virtue of its top-level design standards and its exceptionally convenient access to Manhattan, is one of the best places to live in all of New York City.”

The 42-story pet-friendly building features 709 apartments, ranging from 450-square-foot studios to 1,400-square-foot three bedrooms.

Linc LIC’s “signature centerpiece” is the 31st floor’s duplex lounge which opens onto a landscaped lawn with a view of the Manhattan skyline. The other rooftop amenities include barbecue grills, misting sprays, a gazebo, and a separate outdoor “Resident Parc” for reading and meditation.

The apartments feature oversized windows, granite-clad kitchens, stainless steel appliances and elegant baths. Most have balconies, in-unit washers and dryers, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

In addition, the luxury building features a second lounge and furnished screening room, each with full kitchens, a children’s playroom, on-site parking, a bike room, basketball and squash courts, and a 5,650-square-foot fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment. The retail space on the ground floor will also house a brand new Food Cellar supermarket.

Linc LIC was designed by Avinash K. Malhotra Architects, with interiors by Moed de Armas & Shannon, and exterior work from landscape architect Matthews Nielson.



Rockrose’s Linc LIC offers a taste of luxury

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy the Rockrose Development Corporation


The Rockrose Development Corporation is bringing luxury to Long Island City with the first building in a brand new residential complex that offers breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline and a world full of unique amenities.

Rockrose is a real estate developer headquartered in Manhattan. It develops residential and commercial sites all over New York City, and covers every step of the development process. This includes not only ground-up planning, but also the locating, designing, construction and management of sites. Rockrose is involved from a project’s conception to the finished product, and also stays on to continue management of the finished project.

Rockrose’s latest project is a new residential complex in Court Square in Long Island City, which is sure to add more character to an area already brimming with culture.

“A lot of our construction activity right now is in Queens and Long Island City, and we’ve always been a pioneer of new neighborhoods,” said Paul Januszewski, Vice President of Planning and Government Relations. “For example, we were among the first to start building luxury buildings in the West Village, and we were also one of the first to start building residential buildings in Lower Manhattan. We own buildings in Battery Park City, The Archive in West Village, and we were also the first developers over on the waterfront in Long Island City. Right now we’re focused on Court Square.”

The first building in the new complex is called Linc LIC, a 42-story tower with 709 luxury apartments. Located at 43-10 Crescent Street, Linc LIC is within walking distance of seven subway lines, and also features views of the East River, the surrounding neighborhood, and the iconic New York City skyline.

Of the 709 available units, 174 are studios, 392 are one-bedroom, 120 are two-bedroom, and 23 are three-bedroom apartments. Many of the apartments have balconies, and the parking garage has 175 available spaces.

“This is an area of proven and untapped value,” said Justin Elghanayan, president of the Rockrose Development Corporation. “We are adding qualitatively and quantitatively to the vibrant core of the growing Long Island City residential community. These distinctive and attractive new homes will also offer exceptionally convenient access to Manhattan, literally a five-minute subway ride away.”

In addition to the residencies, Linc LIC also offers a fitness center, basketball and squash courts, tenant lounges, roof deck, a Wi-Fi lounge and screening room, residential park and a children’s playroom.

Linc LIC was designed by Avinash K. Malhorta Architects, with interiors by Moed de Armas Shannon. Rockrose Development Corp is headquartered at 666 5th Avenue in Manhattan, and for more information on Linc LIC visit www.linclic.com.



EXCLUSIVE: Foodcellar market to open second Long Island City location

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Bradley Hawks

The Queens Courier has exclusively learned that the popular Foodcellar market, located at 4-85 47th Road in Long Island City, has signed a lease to open a second location in one of the retail spaces in the Rockrose development Linc LIC. The 709-unit luxury rental building will open this summer at 43-10 Crescent Street.

The new space will occupy about 24,000 square feet on two levels including a basement.

Foodcellar is dedicated to carrying all-natural and organic products and has made it a priority to have local products on their shelves.

Since opening its first location in August 2008, the store has established a loyal following as being one of the only supermarkets on the Long Island City waterfront.