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Skyline Tower in Long Island City is best-selling luxury building in NYC
BY ANGÉLICA ACEVEDO
Skyline Tower, the tallest building in Queens, was the
best-selling luxury building in New York City in 2021.
Th e skyscraper, located at 3 Court Sq. in Long Island
City, outsold several other luxury condo buildings in the
city this past year, according to Modern Spaces, the real
estate agency exclusively handling marketing and sales of
the Skyline Tower.
Th e building, which stands at 67 stories with 802 units,
opened in 2019. Skyline Tower has nearly reached 60%
sold, according to Modern Spaces Founder and CEO Eric
Benaim. Toward the beginning of the year, they reported
monthly sales doubled aft er a COVID-19 pandemic
slowed down the market.
Th e 802 units includes studios, one-bedrooms, tw0-bedrooms
and three-bedrooms. Th e most expensive listings sold
to date include a studio for $760,687; a one-bedroom for
$1,341,312; a two-bedroom for $2,008,497; and a three-bedroom
Benaim attributed the hot streak to the building’s amenities
— which include a state-of-the-art fi tness center,
a 75-foot indoor pool, a whirlpool spa, sauna and steam
room, a children’s playroom, a business center and an
outdoor terrace, among other features — and the fact that
Long Island City is a desirable neighborhood.
“Long Island City is a very popular neighborhood. People
like proximity to Manhattan,” Benaim said. “It’s a nice mixeduse
neighborhood with a beautiful waterfront.”
Benaim predicts Skyline Tower will sell out in 12 to 18
months, as they originally projected.
“To come out of a pandemic and sell as many as we have
is testament to the building, to the neighborhood and us as
brokers,” Benaim said. “We’re excited for 2022.”
Photo courtesy of Binyan Studios
Skyline Tower in Long Island City was the best-selling luxury building in the city last year.
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