FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT WWW.QNS.COM FEBRUARY 3, 2022 • THE QUEENS COURIER 21
New development brings luxury condominium
units, retail shops and more to Forest Hills
BY CARLOTTA MOHAMED
Th e BLVD, a new condominium in
Forest Hills, features 74 residential units,
retail shops and amenities and off ers an
elegant aesthetic and view of the surrounding
scenery in the neighborhood.
“It’s the fi rst building of its kind built to
this standard and amenities in this area.
Th ey were built with an aesthetic that
is timeless and will stand up to the test
of time and won’t feel outdated, which
tends to happen in a lot of newer buildings
built with a specifi c aesthetic,” said
Tamar Krasnow, vice president of New
Development at MSN Real Estate. “It’s
almost like setting the new standard in
Forest Hills and people have reacted positively
Construction on Th e BLVD, located
at 107-02 Queens Blvd., began in March
2019 and it was completed in November
“Th ere is building occupancy and people
are walking into a completely fi nished
product. Th ey are able to actually see what
they’re purchasing and going to be living
in, rather than seeing metal studs and
sheetrock walls,” Krasnow said.
Th e units range from studios to threebedroom
layouts, many of which have private
outdoor space, including some private
rooft op terraces. All apartment doors
have a latch system which is operated on
“Outdoor space is such a premium during
COVID and it has become something
more of a prerequisite for buyers,”
Th e BLVD’s currently available twobedroom
apartment, residence 5H, is listed
at a price of $1,625,000 by David Chi,
Fenny Li and Daniel Rash of MNS Real
Th e sprawling two-bedroom, two bathroom
home is over 1,200 square feet. It
boasts a roster of features such as PID
oak brushed fl ooring, an elegant marble
kitchen with a timeless design, Bosch
washer and dryer, deluxe spa-like bathrooms,
double-pane schuco windows,
central heating and cooling, custom fi nishes
“For me, when I fi rst walked into the
apartment, the kitchen was so massive.
How could you not want to cook in this
kitchen? One of the standout features is
the kitchen, and the entire length of the
apartment is windows,” Krasnow said.
As for building amenities, there is a virtual
doorman via Carson; onsite parking;
a roof deck; fully furnished lounge with
a kitchen, dining and pool table; a largescreen
TV; and access to the furnished
outdoor deck area.
Th e outdoor deck includes custom-built
pergolas, dining as well as lounge areas,
two barbecue stations, a children’s playroom,
a business center with work stations
and a private conference room, as
well as a gym by Advantage Sport &
Fitness with precor equipment, cardio and
Additionally, there will be a luxurious
Italian restaurant with a bar opening
soon on the corner that will feature
fl oor-to-ceiling windows with indoor and
outdoor seating for residents, according
to building sponsor Michael Abramov.
Planet Fitness will also be opening soon.
According to Krasnow, the BLVD sets a
new standard in Forest Hills with the level
of fi nishes and amenities and commercial
space, including the restaurant and eatery,
in addition to its location.
“You have access to all transportation
to get around. It’s in the center of Queens
with access to shops, the theater, the west
side tennis center and stadium where concerts
are hosted, and schools nearby, such
as P.S. 196,” Abramov said.
Th e BLVD is located just a block away
from the E, F, M, R subway station, and it’s
a fi ve-minute walk from the Long Island
Rail Road. Nearby are major highways
such as the Jackie Robinson Parkway,
the Grand Central and Long Island
Th e BLVD holds an open house every
Saturday and Sunday from noon to 2 p.m.
Photos by RARE Photography
The BLVD, located at 107-02 Queens Blvd., in Forest Hills.