Just one subway stop away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan lies Long Island City, a burgeoning cultural area with enviable views of New York City’s skyline. Here, rental properties abound in cookie-cutter glass towers, but, if you’re looking to invest in real estate, a beautiful, contemporary condominium towers are few and far between. Enter HERO LIC, a luxury condo project from Silverback Development that checks all the right boxes.
The skyscraper with its dramatic, undulating facade (a refreshing departure from the surrounding glass towers) offers 109 luxury condominiums with 21 different floor plans, ranging from studios and duplex lofts to two-bedrooms and penthouses. Plus, many of the units feature outdoor space and views of the Manhattan skyline.
The interiors are designed by Woods Bagot and every unit features beautifully varnished oak floors; the kitchens are equipped with Caesarstone concrete countertops and fully-integrated appliances from Liebherr and Blomberg; and the bathrooms are equipped with sleek floating vanities.
But, if you’re worried about buying something banal or unimpressive, Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing star Ryan Serhant, who is heading up sales for the building, will quell your fears. “The apartments have luxurious finishes, but they’re designed with enough open wall space to give each buyer the opportunity to make the space their own—and be their own hero,” he says. “Sorry, I couldn’t resist!”
All jokes aside, each apartment is sumptuously finished, but, at the same time, it remains a blank slate for personalization. And a luxury condo wouldn’t be complete without a robust amenities package, including a rooftop lounge with grills and fire pits, a fitness center, and a yoga studio with a 3,000-square-foot veranda. Looks like it’s time to move to Queens.