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TF Cornerstone officially opens LIC building’s 50,000-square-foot amenity deck

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Mike DiBartolomeo

TF Cornerstone officially opened its 50,000-square-foot amenity deck at 45-45 Center Boulevard, the 41-story rental tower on the Long Island City waterfront, now over 65 percent leased.

Designed by award-winning architecture firm Arquitectonica, 45-45 Center Boulevard’s amenity deck is an expansive, landscaped terrace off the seventh floor. The deck features a real sand beach volleyball court, two tennis courts, a reflecting pool, sprawling lawn, and sun deck with BBQ grills, lounge chairs and benches.

The building’s other amenities include club rooms with a catering kitchen, bicycle storage, indoor parking garage and a 24-hour concierge and valet. Especially appealing to families is a children’s playroom, designed in collaboration with apple seeds, an award-winning children’s play center. The indoor playroom and outdoor playground will spark the imagination of kids of all ages with an infant crawling area, Lego tables, interactive exhibits and more. These kid-friendly amenities will be complemented by the 5,000-square-foot NY Kids Club set to open on the ground level in fall of 2014 with three sunlit classrooms, a state-of-the-art gym and an outdoor play space.

The building’s 820 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments provide for open-air, modern luxury and comfort. Starting at $2,200 a month, residents relish spaciously laid-out apartments with hardwood floors, gourmet kitchens with natural stone countertops and stainless steel appliances, and generous closet space. The floor-to-ceiling windows along the building’s glass façade maximize exclusive views of the East River, Gantry Plaza State Park and Manhattan.

Frank D. Vasta, Executive V.P. TF Cornerstone ; Connor Atkinson, V.P. Wells Fargo; Tom Elghanayan TF Cornerstone; Michael Kaczynski, Senior V.P. Wells Fargo

Kevin P. Singleton, Executive V.P. TF Cornerstone; Andrew Gerstein, Senior V.P., Treasurer  TF Cornerstone; Frank D. Vasta, Executive V.P. TF Cornerstone

Sofia Estevez, Executive V.P. TF Cornerstone, and Tom Elghanayan, Chair, TF Cornerstone

Joshua Schneps, Co- Publisher Schneps Communications, Nicole Chin-Lyn, Asst. Account Executive, The Marino Organization; Cara Marino Gentile, Vice President, The Marino Organization; Elizabeth Ferrara-Latino, Account Executive, The Marino Organization

Douglas Elliman Real Estate Brokers; Rick Rosa, Ebony Grevious, Emmanuel Molina, Lauren Bennett, Alexander Pereira 

Sofia Estevez, Executive V.P. TF Cornerstone; Tom Elghanayan, Chairman TF Cornerstone; Joshua Schneps, Co- Publisher, Schneps Communications

Ivan Urgiles, TF Cornerstone Leasing agent; Margaret Nieves, Director of Leasing TF Cornerstone

Armondo Chavez; Scott Walsh, TF Cornerstone; Michele Beaudoin, LIC Real Estate Broker/Owner

TF Cornerstone employees: Steve Gonzalez, Amy Polanik, Irene Malatesta, Denisse Recinos, Chip Sealy



Kids Club coming to Long Island City

| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Pam Wolf/ NY Kids Club

As more families come to Long Island City, a leading children’s enrichment center has decided to call the area home.

New York Kids Club, founded in 2001, has announced it will open its 11th location in New York and the first in Queens on the ground-floor commercial space at 45-45 Center Boulevard in TF Cornerstone’s new waterfront tower.

“We’re so excited,” said Pam Wolf, NY Kids Club’s founder and CEO. “So many families have been telling us about Long Island City.”

The 5,000-square-foot center is expected to open in September 2014. The facility will include a state-of-the-art gymnastics center space with a giant trampoline, balance beams and sprung floors. The waterfront location will also feature three sunlit classrooms and an outdoor play space located on an outside terrace.

“There has been so much excitement for this location,” said Wolf. “Our goal is for social, emotional and academic growth for every child.”

NY Kids Club offers a wide range of classes such as fitness, art, music, Spanish, cooking, dance and theater for children up to age 12. The center also offers a preschool program for children ages 2 to 3. All classes are unique to each center and written by trained teachers.

Wolf said she has her eye on opening sites in Jackson Heights and Forest Hills in the future.
“We’ve had a positive response,” said Wolf. “We definitely want to find another location.”

The NY Kids Club in Long Island City is now enrolling for its 2014-2015 preschool programs. For more information or to sign up your child, you can visit www.nykidsclub.com.