Life In Motion
It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood – especially for us here at The Industry, as the building is now 51% sold! Here’s our press release:
NEW YORK, May 3, 2012 – With the Long Island City housing market buzzing with activity after the mild winter, Court Square’s luxury condominium The Industry LIC has now reached the 51 percent sold mark. The 75-unit property, developed by Silvercup Studios’ owners Alan Suna and Stuart Match Suna, offers residents modern design features, incredible Manhattan skyline views and abundant outdoor spaces. Modern Spaces is the exclusive sales and marketing agent for the building.
The Industry has also seen tremendous activity among its penthouse units, which are typically the last to sell in luxury condominiums. All of the one-, two- and three-bedroom penthouse homes have sold.
The sales milestone is further testament to the increasing vitality of Long Island City’s emerging Court Square neighborhood. The area continues to see an influx of new residents and businesses, including restaurants, art galleries and performance studios.
“Interest in The Industry has been tremendous,” said Stuart Match Suna, President of Silvercup Studios. “The swift pace of sales confirms that buyers are drawn to top-flight construction in Long Island City, a fantastic neighborhood that is no longer a well-kept secret. It has become a go-to destination among a diversity of residents, from young professionals to families to empty nesters. We have additional offers pending on several of the remaining units and expect an even stronger increase in activity as the buying season heats up.”
Located at 21-45 44th Drive between 21st and 23rd Streets just steps to several subway lines, the sleek modern building offers a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom homes that boast striking architectural details and unique contemporary amenities.
Residents enjoy open floor plans, with oversized windows allowing ample sunlight to pour into each unit. Many homes also feature private outdoor space. Unit amenities include white oak plank flooring, designer Italian kitchens and bathrooms, a washer and dryer and ample closet space.
Designed by award-winning architectural firm GreenbergFarrow, The Industry features a well-manicured rooftop terrace with dramatic views of the Manhattan skyline, and a ground floor, common-use backyard. Other building amenities include an attended lobby, storage units, bike storage, a state-of-the-art fitness center, lower-level parking garage and video intercom system.
The Industry is also just one subway stop from Manhattan, transporting residents into the heart of Midtown within minutes.
“The response to the homes at The Industry’s contemporary design and favorable pricing has been tremendous,” said Eric Benaim, CEO and President of Modern Spaces. “Each apartment is light-filled and spacious. The developers put a lot of thought into the details and it shows. We anticipate being sold out this summer.”
Prices for studios start at $414,750, one bedrooms at $462,000 and two bedrooms at $749,000. The building is FHA and Fannie Mae approved, providing buyers with multiple financing options. The Industry also has a 15-year, 421-a tax-abatement.
The sales office and model residences are open: Monday – Tuesday, Thursday – Friday 11 am – 6 pm and after 6 pm (appointment only); Saturday 12 – 3 pm (open house) and 3 – 4 pm (appointment only); and Sunday 1 pm – 4 pm (open house) and 4 pm – 5 pm (appointment only). For more information, call (718) 784-0880 or visit www.theindustrylic.com.
About The Developers,
The Industry LIC was developed by Alan and Stuart Match Suna, owners of Silvercup Studios. The developers have roots in Long Island City for nearly 30 years. In addition to The Industry, they have developed over 1,000 rental, cooperative and condominium apartments in New York City. Their extensive real estate experience also includes ownership of one of the largest residential management companies in the region with more than 16,000 apartments in its portfolio.
About Modern Spaces
Eric Benaim, CEO and President of Modern Spaces, is frequently called by locals as “The Mayor” of Long Island City. Modern Spaces is a Long Island City based independent real estate brokerage company that specializes in residential and commercial sales and leasing as well as project development and marketing. Founded by Eric Benaim on the principles of customer service, community involvement and dedicated industry expertise, Modern Spaces’ agents are trained to provide their clients with absolute support, guidance and commitment from beginning to end of every real estate transaction.
Aaaah to live in Long Island City! Quaint independent shops and restaurants, beautiful views, proximity to Manhattan… and the apartments aren’t too shabby either! On Tuesday, the developer of The Industry, Stuart Match Suna, showed off our diggs to NY1, and their cameras captured the wonderful views from our roof, spacious condominiums, and surrounding neighborhood. Take a look:
Last night’s party was a great success and truly a neighborhood affair, with food from LIC Market (just across the street from the condos), drinks from Court Square Wines, and music by DJ Cerock. A fantastic local photographer, Jesse Winter, displayed his artwork. Despite the rain, truly a great evening! Thanks to all who came out! Here’s a photo of Modern Spaces President Eric Benaim (center) with The Industry developers, Silvercup Studios Presidents Alan and Stuart Suna. Check back for more photos of the event!
We’ve mentioned that the owners of Silvercup Studios, the region’s largest television and film production facility (“30 Rock,” “Gossip Girl,” “White Collar,” and much more), are the developers of The Industry. Brothers Stuart and Alan Suna are longtime community members and lovers of Long Island City, and advocates for the arts in Queens. That passion extends beyond Silvercup and LIC, and for Stuart Suna, it heads out East to The Hamptons! He is Chairman of The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF), a prestigious and exciting festival that occurs each year in October.
Tomorrow marks the 19th year of HIFF, which is a centerpiece of The Hamptons’ vibrant artistic community, and a wonderful bridge between film and economic development.
Here are some of the highly anticipated films that will be showcased at HIFF, Oct. 13th – 17th. Last year’s features earned a total of 30 Academy Award nominations (Black Swan, The King’s Speech, 127 Hours - pretty impressive stuff), so we’re eagerly awaiting the success of this year’s line-up! Take a look (descriptions from the festival website, www.hamptonsfilmfest.org):
Like Crazy“It is rare for sweet, implacable first love portrayed on screen to connect wholly with the heart. It is rare for sweet, implacable first love portrayed on screen to connect wholly with the heart. LIKE CRAZY is a dazzling exception, featuring two brilliant young actors, Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones, with remarkable screen chemistry.”
The Bully Project “Capturing the experiences of the victims of America’s overlooked bullying crisis, THE BULLY PROJECT sounds an alarm on the harassment and violence taking place among children in the US––and right under our noses.”
This coming weekend marks the second annual Astoria/LIC International Film Festival, a platform for emerging artists to showcase their unique perspectives and talents. From Friday though Sunday, films will be screened in venues across the neighborhoods. And with directors, writers, and filmmakers panels, plus an open mic event and comedy shows, there will be much to learn and enjoy at this unique festival rooted in the culture of our local communities.
For filmmakers interested in submitting pieces for the 2012 festival, here are the categories: features, narratives, documentaries, short films, super short films, music videos, scripts and short stories.
For more info and tickets, go to the festival website: www.astorialicff.com. Here’s how the website described last year’s festival:
“The Astoria/LIC Int’l. Film Festival will strive to promote an open and nurturing environment for artists, writers, actors, filmmakers and fans, and will focus on offering great networking opportunities for its participants. This first annual film festival gives start to a great new tradition of promoting new and emerging voices in film, spoken word and art similar to the Tribeca and NYC Downtown Film Festivals.
The Astoria/LIC area has been dubbed ‘The United Nations of New York City’; according to newspapers, with people from 120 different countries living and working in these diverse and eccentric New York neighborhoods. Astoria/LIC is a terrific host for this new tradition, on par with such established art locales as the Village, SoHo or Williamsburg.”
You don’t want to miss it!
Stay tuned for a post about another fantastic festival, The Hamptons International Film Festival, which The Industry is proud to be connected to; our developer, Stuart Suna, is chairman of the festival!
It’s that time of year again – the weather begins to change, kids reluctantly head back to school, store shelves are stocked with Halloween candy, and billboards, magazines, and subway stations are littered with advertisements for new and returning television shows. At Silvercup Studios, Long Island City’s famous film and television production facility, there’s definitely a fall feeling in the air. Stuart and Alan Suna, Presidents of Silvercup, are the developers of The Industry, and their luxury condominium building and studios are only a couple blocks apart. So program your DVRs, here’s a breakdown of the shows filmed at Silvercup and their premiere dates! First, our new shows…
“Unforgettable” - Tues, 9/20 @10PM on CBS
If you tuned into the show last night, we hope you think that “Unforgettable” is as unforgettable as we do. Starring Poppy Montgomery and Al Burns, the show follows Carrie Wells (Montgomery), a homicide detective with superior autobiographical memory, a rare condition that allows her to remember details from almost every day of her life. In the show, Wells is reunited with her former partner and ex-boyfriend (Burns) – we’re sure drama will unfold there! If you love crime dramas, kick-ass female characters, or ever wonder what I’d be like to have a flawless memory, tune into “Unforgettable.”
“Person of Interest” - Thurs, 9/22 @ 8PM on CBS
Starring Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson and Taraji P. Henson, “Person of Interest” is a crime drama produced J.J. Abrams & Jonathan Nolan. Finch (Emerson) is a software billionaire who creates a machine to predict violent crimes before they happen. He teams up with ex-CIA agent Reese (Caviezel), who is thought to be dead, and together they use modern-day technology (if you need a reminder of how prevalent and powerful cell phones, email, and surveillance cameras are, tune into this show) to save lives and fight crime.
“A Gifted Man” – Fri, 9/23 @ 8PM on CBS
In this drama, Patrick Wilson plays Michael Holt, a talented surgeon whose life changes when his diseased ex-wife begins to speak to him from the afterlife. Through her guidance (she continues to appear despite a slew of gurus attempting to rid him of her presence), Michael begins to see the world differently and learns the value of self-sacrifice and philanthropy. It may seem out there, but trust us, it’s beautifully acted and tackles complicated issues with humor and heart. And hey, what’s wrong with adding a likable ghost to all the vampires on television!
“Gossip Girl” – Mon, 9/26 @8PM on The CW
The CW’s hit show about the young, beautiful, and rich of the Upper East Side returns with a bang, as the gang travels to Hollywood. Don’t worry, they won’t be heading to the Peach Pit anytime soon; the plot lines are just as scandalous (guilty pleasure, anyone?) as past seasons.
“How to Make it in America” – Sun, 10/2 @10:30PM on HBO
The show, beginning its second season, stars Bryan Greenberg, Lake Bell, and Victor Rasuk, twentysomethings who hustle their way through New York City’s fashion scene in hopes of achieving the American Dream.
Have no fear, Silvercup’s other shows, “30 Rock” and “White Collar,” will premiere this winter, along with the new and highly anticipated HBO show, “Girls.” Stay tuned for more info!
Silvercup and The Industry are buzzing with excitement for all our fall shows. Let us know which you watch, and what you enjoy! We’ll be posting more info and links to previews and behind-the-scenes videos on our Facebook & Twitter accounts – follow/like both The Industry & Silvercup Studios.
Just a few blocks from The Industry is Silvercup Studios, New York City’s largest production facility. Founders Stuart and Alan Suna bought the main building with their father in 1981, and it is now a staple of the LIC community, home to TV shows, films, and commercials. The Suna brothers are also the developers of The Industry, and like Silvercup, their luxury condos speak to the vibrancy and history of Long Island City.
Here is an excerpt from a Time Out NY article about Silvercup:
“No matter the project, the raw talent generated at Silvercup is a testament to New York’s reputation as another film and television capital—so much so that industry insiders have nicknamed our city “Hollywood East.” On a stroll through the 260,000-square-foot main lot, you may find a clique of sexy Upper East Side socialites plotting dating fatwas as Gossip Girl tapes its fifth season. Elsewhere, Liz Lemon might be grimacing as she listens to Tracy Jordan’s latest rant on the set of 30 Rock. And even behind the scenes—within the rented offices, wardrobe closets, set and prop rooms—there’s a continual hum of energy as crew members and executives hurry from one space to the next. Gossip Girl co-executive producer Amy Kaufman loves the “collegial and communal feeling” among different casts and crews. “There was a day when 30 Rock shot on one of our sets, and we tried to get some of our actors over there as a gag,” she says with a laugh.”
Check out the New York Times video about Silvercup:
The Industry LIC played host to the Long Island City Business Development Corporation on Thursday, Feb. 10th for a networking event attended by dozens of local community leaders including Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer. Attendees enjoyed good company and good cocktails, as well as delectable food provided by the hip eatery LIC Market, located right across the street.
If you missed this event, check www.LICBDC.com for upcoming networking nights.
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