Some of you may not be as nerdy as me and won’t understand the pun I made in the title. Well, deal with it! A play on SNES classics1 is the type of humor you’re going to get here.
Ahem, OK, moving on. I toured the new LINC building that has been open since August, 2013, but recently had its ribbon-cutting ceremony in late November.2 The 42-story, 709-unit complex at 43-10 Crescent Street is loaded with amenities, and is chasing the young professional crowd with a vengeance. What are some of the amenities, you ask?
- Squash courts
- Basketball court
- Duplex gym
- Two duplex communal areas
- 31st floor duplex lounge with an outdoor deck and lawn that just opened on Dec. 19
- 24-hour doorman
- Pet service
- Private screening room
- Child play room
The one amenity that is missing on this laundry list is cold storage for food, so you’ll have to actually *gasp* buy your groceries in person instead of online at FreshDirect or PeaPod. That will matter a lot less with a Food Cellar slated to open next year.3 I’m being told it will be opening in Spring, 2014.
Apartments range from studios starting at around $2,200 all the way up to three-bedrooms coming in around $4,750.4
The architect of the building wanted a upscale hotel feel to it. Take a look at the pictures and judge for yourself whether he got what he was looking for (your answer will almost universally be yes):