Long Island City has much real estate to boast of, but Solarium may take the prize for its environmental friendliness. Situated at 5-43 48th Avenue, the newly constructed building was the first in Hunters’ Point—a subsection of Long Island City—to be named a Green Certified New Development. Accordingly, the luxury rentals are equipped with state-of-the-art features that help it conserve energy while still providing maximum comfort and a sleek and modern aesthetic.
The Silver-rated Green building boasts both exteriors and interiors constructed entirely from recycled materials from concrete block, steel, and masonry. The construction materials also provide the utmost privacy in addition to thick sheet rock and concrete planking between floors as well as thermopane windows to keep noise contained. ENERGY STAR appliances and water-efficient bathrooms minimize both water and energy use as well as costs, while all electricity comes from wind power. The high-tech living space does not come at the cost of beauty—in fact, it only maximizes it. The bamboo floors provide an exotic and sophisticated feel, not to mention an unusual juxtaposition to Italian tiles. Both balconies and showers are enclosed glass, while the kitchen boasts stainless blanco nickel sinks.
The amenities in this newly constructed building include a landscaped roof deck with panoramic views, some of Manhattan, a health club, underground parking, doorman, and a children’s play area that makes parental residents have one less burden on their minds. Unsurprisingly, Solarium has proximity to Hunters Point Community Park. Nearby subway lines ensure quick transportation from Long Island City to Grand Central Station. Hunters Point also offers plenty of shopping, restaurants, and retail stores for those who want comfort and luxury at arms’ reach.