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Nine Story Development Nears Completion, Rents Start at $1,935

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July 27, 2015 By Christian Murray

The largest residential development to come to Sunnyside in recent years is expected to be completed by the end of August and the 38 rental units contained within it will soon be hitting the market.

The development, a nine-story building located at 41-18 43rd Street (between 43rd and Skillman Avenues), will be comprised of 18, 1brms and 20, 2brm apartments, according to developer Hooshang Nemat.

Nemat said he will start marketing the building Aug. 1 and expects tenants to start moving in Oct. 1

The one bedroom units are approximately 650 square feet in size, with rents starting at $1,935, Nemat said. The two-bedrooms are between 900-950 square feet and will start at $2,950, he added.

“We anticipate that we will fill the whole building in about 2 months,” Nemat said. “We compared our prices to Long Island City and we are much lower, yet our building is just as luxurious.”

Nemat said that each unit contains a Jacuzzi, a washer/drier, stainless steel appliances, an Italian kitchen and polished porcelain/marble flooring.

The building will have rooftop facilities, including a lounge area. The apartments on the higher floors have both a balcony and a terrace.

There are 19 parking spots that will be available for rent and will be priced between $200 and $250 per month. These spots are for tenants only.

The development has taken over 2 years to complete and Nemat said that there have been several construction delays in the process.

Meanwhile, a nine-story 17-unit building that is being constructed at 41-28 44th Street appears to be near completion. However, the developer Vincent Romano could not be reached for comment.

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Joe at the Berkley

Anonymous mentioning your source of information would just be redundant. Your stupidity makes obvious.

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sunnyside resident

Prices are not affordable for Sunnyside residents. Wondering how many years it will remain empty. Crazy!!!!

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Anonymous visitor

Saw this building get build by Mexican day laborers. No skills. No safety. No concern for the cleanliness of the job site. The building is mostly concrete encased foam so you’ll be hearing everything your neighbors do for 2000 a month since the slabs are so thin. There’s no ventilation system either so what youre paying for is bullshit.

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Joe at the Berkley

Anonymous, anonymous visitor sounds like an informed consumer unlike you, who obviously buys the right wing propaganda that illegal slave labor and shoddy building practices are healthy for a country or an economy. Your mentality is turning the US into a third world nation. Good work idiot.

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Union Worker

Thank God for my Union or I would never be able to own my apartment in Sunnyside.

LIVE BETTER. WORK UNION.

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Anonymous

Unions are destroying this country. We will all be bankrupt soon paying out all these Union pensions!

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Bill

This building is truly awful looking. Who would pick those colors? Just atrocious.
Most of the architecture is horrendous in Sunnyside so this just follows a long line
of ill conceived, immediately dated looking design. Imagine how bad Sunnyside Gardens would look without the trees! It’s comical the houses are selling for over a million there- 3BR, 1BA landmark house you can’t even modify without an architect/ filing with the landmarks commission. Brokers are really masters at swindling people/ driving up prices.

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Roxy

I never heard of an apartment building charging “extra” for heat and hot water.
Isn’t it required by law to be included in the monthly rent or maintenance? All electricity and gas used for cooking, however, are usually the tenant’s responsibility unless their lease provides for them.

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Mac

@Roxy Give a call to Dorothyy Moorehead, Welcome home realty, Douglas Elliman or Any of the managing agents of any of the newly constructed buildings in the LIC and Sunnyside areas. You’d be surprised how much has changed since I bought my place back in the 70’s..

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Anonymous

Roxy, it actually makes sense for a tenant to pay for the heat and hot water they use just like they pay for the electric and cooking gas they use These are utilities and you should bay based on what you consume. It makes for a lot less waste

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Pamela

Why are there so many negative comments about this building? Many landlords in Sunnyside and Woodside have been charging upwards of $2100 for a 1BR apartment over the past year. In fact, at least he is offering value for the amount he is charging. Whomever decides to live in this building will have all the top finishes for the same price lots of ‘newbies’ are already paying for a pre-war unit.

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Anonymous gal

I agree Pamela. You can’t compare the value in moving into a new building with new electric, new plumbing, new fixtures and new appliances with moving into a 100 year old building. I would rather pay $2100 per month for a smaller new apartment than for a larger one in a 100 year old building. I think one issue, which is valid, is that the one on 43rd street has a very ugly facade. What makes it ugly are the 3 different colors all of which are pretty ugly alone but together ugh!! Which kind of makes me wonder what choices were made on finishes on the inside?? The one on 43rd street is much more pleasing to look at on the outside. So hopefully on the inside as weel 🙂 In any event I can’t wait to see the apartments inside. I am definitely one who prefers new

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Mac

@AGal New is always nice. One of the problems with newly constructed apartments is the hidden cost or the “new” expenses involving new construction. Heat is no longer provided and paid for by the landlord and so many developers have decided to go with electric heat (because of its low cost and “plug in” capabilities)which is very expensive from a users perspective. My daughter bought a new place when she moved back here in 2010 and was shocked at the monthly bill in a long winter. So in your equation, you need to factor in the new expense of electric heat as well as the monthly rent increase which can be an additional $800.00 a month in December through April. My late aunt always said there is nothing like steam heat. Also many of new developments are passing water onto the tenant in a new monthly bill all though I don’t think this building is one.

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A.Bundy

nice! now i know what to price my co-op apt for rent when i buy another bigger apt! nice to see rents going up. keep up the good work, hipsters! mo money, mo money, mo money! lol

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Roxy

A well-managed Cooperative would not permit you to own two apartments in the same building and to sub-let one of them.

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curlicue58

A lot of people don’t understand the concept of buying,and they also don’t have the 20 percent to put down,u can’t condemn them for that.I guess that would make me an ignorant freaking fool because I rented in manhattan for 26 yrs and didn’t buy until 8yrs ago. U r obviously a brain surgeon that had the fortitude to purchase early. Now I know why people get nasty on here.U all think that u r more brilliant than everyone else

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Roxy

If building has central air-conditioning, rentals seem quite reasonable for Sunnyside. In my 79-year-old building, one bedroom apartments are renting for $2,000 per month. That includes heating in winter, but in summer tenants must provide their own air-conditioners (if they want them).

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Joe at the Berkley

@roxy in newly constructed buildings heat and electric (air condioning) are on the tenant .

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Roxy

Joe, I think that you’ll find that many newly constructed apartment buildings have central air-conditioning systems.

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Joe at the Berkley

@Roxi You misunderstood my post. Yes much of the newly constructed condos and rentals in the area have central air-conditioning systems but as I said in my earlier post, the apartment unit owner or renter is responsible for the electrical cost for their share of their usage of the central air system. I just got off the phone with Haim Dadi Realty who verified this fact. Then again maybe I got your post wrong. Are you saying the savings on the cost of a window air conditioning unit is offset by the central air conditioning access? Even then I still have to disagree with you the cost of a 15,000 BTU unit for $600. extra $200 a month (average one bedrooms in area are closer to $1,800.00 a month) for an apartment averaging 650 square feet. The only benefit I could see is the windows are closed off by an air conditioning unit.

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Anonymous

I looked up the listing online for the property at 43rd Street and the pictures show the apartments aren’t even finished yet?????

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isaac the bartender

if your a renter, youre a damn fool. interest rates have been practically nothing for years. sure, blow your cash on stupid sh-t technology from apple and samsung and keep complaining how rents are going up.

freakin ignorant renting fools.

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Long time resident

Renters are often people saving their money for these pesky things called a “down payment” and “lender requirements.” I know I could have swung mortgage and maintenance on my own 12 years ago, and I surely would have passed the income requirements of both a bank and coop board, but my savings at the time werent enough.

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Mac

@Isaac You sound young and naive. That was the very same thing said right before the real estate crashes in 74, 86, 91 and 2008. I know I witnessed them. I heard it was also said in 1929. Thanks for the unintended warning, I’ll start liquidating. Hahaha

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Manzar

I like this building and I like the facade. I like the red brick (I’m not kidding). Would I pay $1935 for a one bedroom? No. Do I think that this is a positive addition to the neighborhood? Yes.

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Dino velvet

If you don’t own in Sunnyside you’re going to get priced out. You better start fighting now for the prime park benches, soon they’ll be none left.

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Anonymous

Unfortunately that is the way the world works. Prices go up. It can’t stay 1970 forever………..

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No So Fast

It hasn’t been 1970 since I was 11 years old. And things have been pretty stable until now. You, are benefitting from the crimes of Wall Street in 2008, the resultant drop in interest rates and then the zoning changes and building boom. That does not make you smart and that does not make long-time residents dumb. It means we are all pawns in a much bigger game and you are heartlessly watching people suffer and lose their homes. That is what it does.

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No So Fast

So, that is your solution to the looming problem of homelessness? It would be much more efficient if you just identified the folks who won’t be able to afford to live anymore, invited them all into a big auditorium then locked the doors and did away with them all, wouldn’t it? That is how invasions worked in the past. So much easier than listening to us all complain, isn’t it?

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Anonymous visitor

REALLY>>>>>>>>AFFORDABLE ?………………Jimmy how much did you get for this one?

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Mac

@Angela This post has the very same amount of facts as all of your previous posts. Please provide a definition of “as usual alot “. Must I say it again?..You’re a Fox informed idiot who believes what you feel and believe trumps truth fact and history. You never provide truth or fact. How would you know what Van Bramer received? As somebody posting on this forum has just said, “your outcry is a bit dramatic and unwarranted.” If you can’t tell us the definition of “alot” and how you know JVB received a kick back you will also have earned the title of “liar”,

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curlicue58

Why is it that u all fight with each other on here. Everyone is entitled to their opinion even if u don’t agree,some of u r very hostile

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Joe at the Berkley

Curlicue58 and you’re passive agressive. Mac is absolutely correct in his assessment of Angel, she does nothing but spread angry lies and rumors. Check out a couple of her gay slurs directed at the councilman on many articles here on the Sunny side Post. Your post is a lame attempt at deflecting responsibility from Angela to answer for lies and totally baseless comments.

Curlicue58

Joe at the Berkley
U are such a MAN to give a response like that! I applaud your aggressive response????????

Anonymous Visitor

Too bad the one on 43rd street is so ugly. I am looking for a new apartment for Oct 1 but I can not bring myself to walk in past that ugly facade everyday 🙁 What were they thinking.

He should have stuck to the rendering! The final product looks nothing like it

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Bernie

What ever happened to AFFORDABLE HOUSING — because to allow the extra floors — Correct me if I’m wrong but, the builders had to offer AFFORDABLE HOUSING…. n’est pas?

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Anonymous Visitor

You are wrong! the zoning was changed a few years ago and 9-story buildings are allowed

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El Loco

welcome to the hood. Hope you bring some decent people to Sunnyside. God knows that we can use it.

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spaz! spaz! spaz! spaz!

if a plan hits this bldg because its 2 feet too tall, we got bigger problems. all you whiners who loathe progress and development, head to Vermont.

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oletimesunnysider

Taylor you obviously haven’t been apartment hunting in a very long time and either you don’t own a car or you have the luxury of owning a garage.

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Nobody

I miscounted the upper floor(s). Nonetheless, it takes fuzzy math to get 9 stories and an elevator equipment room under 80 feet.

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angela

well everyone that lives in that area should be calling the news and all of the inspectors because something does not smell right at all — another pay off

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Mr. Sunnyside

Angela no worries I am a long time Sunnyside resident and I plan to contact DOB and the news stations to report this. We want to keep Sunnyside a place for families NOT a place for gentrification to working families out….

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MaryKate

Are you all nuts? What are you going to do? Call the news and say help time is marching on and I don’t want it to??? That should bring all the big news channels here. Lol

angela

ask our wonderful counselman Jimmy — and follow the money — this is just awful —

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Anonymous

Angela, Why is a new building so awful? You live here already and there are a lot of other building to choose from. If you don’t want to pay the prices for new than just move on to one of the older buildings. Different strokes for different folks. Your outcry is a bit dramatic and unwarranted.

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curlicue58

Yes who did he pay off, thats the beauty of this neighborhood,prewar and only 6 floors

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