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New Design For Sunnyside Building Under Construction, Expected to Wrap Up End of 2018

The new rendering for 47-16 Greenpoint Ave. (via AB Capstone)

Feb. 23, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

The group behind a Sunnyside development in progress since 2015 has revamped the upcoming building’s look and pegged its completion toward the end of the year.

The corner building at 47-16 Greenpoint Ave. will see a color scheme of grey, black, and white in a sleek new look as compared to the sharp edged, commercial feel of the prior design. AB Capstone, the building’s owner, said the new design was completed about three months ago.

The prior design for 47-16 Greenpoint Ave. (Jarmel Kizel Architects)

“When we looked at it, it was something we thought was too generic,” said John Smallwood, a development manager at AB Capstone, about the former design. “We are really excited about this new look.”

The project will still see its original framework, however, with a four-story, 60 foot building holding 10 units and commercial space.

The third and fourth floors will hold five rental units each totaling 7,779 square feet, while the bottom two floors are reserved for 6,358 square feet of commercial and community facility use.

Smallwood said the real estate group is negotiating a lease with a medical provider for the entire second floor, while a lease has already been signed with an urgent care center on the ground floor. The center will take up 3,000 square feet.

Facade work on the building should begin within three weeks, Smallwood said, followed by window installation in another two to three months.

News of AB Capstone’s plans for the site came three years ago as new building permits were filed for 47-16 to 47-24 Greenpoint Ave. The addresses once saw stores like the long-standing King Boulevard, SSS Video, and Azteca Restaurant, which were all demolished to make way for the structure. Whispers of a new development, however, first began to appear in 2014.

Greisman Properties, the prior owner of the lots, sold the properties to AB Capstone for $4.35 million in 2014.

The former King Boulevard clothing store (Queens Post).

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Just curious. They are putting in an urgent care on the ground floor – that’s cool. Hope it’s a good one. What medical provider, though, would need an entire floor, if not another clinic? Will there be any retail in that building?

LIC Neighbor

Great that the top two floors will hold apartments for rentals and not government subsidized homeless shelters. Should be a great new addition to Greenpoint Ave, should be repeated on the empty store fronts between 42nd and 41st Streets to revitalize that dormant strip.

Sally G

Much softer and nicer design! I hope the windows are soundproof with the 7 train turn right there screeching wheels and the noise of the major intersection of Queens Blvd and Roosevelt Ave.


should be a major selling point, lolz. that screeching is 24/7. i would lose my mind.


I guess it over with I’m from the old school cheap rent so i can have plenty of money left over for a vacation, maybe the latest computer and to fully fund my IRA.


You’re new to the area if you think the problem with the “Mets” is population density.


I thought the prior design was pretty good. However, the new design is so much better. It is contemporary and elegant. It brings a more upscale look to the area.


I very much prefer the new design. Much more sleek. Also glad to hear an Urgent Care center is coming to Sunnyside!


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