Around the Neighborhood
Where LIC, Astoria & Sunnyside meet, a Proximity to Established Residences & Transportation Hubs
Located in Long Island City and on the cusp of Astoria’s design district, SMP is brimming with new businesses as pioneering thinkers bring fresh perspectives and possibilities. From the boutique Paper Factory Hotel to the neighborly Dutch Kills Centraal, this area is evolving in exciting ways.
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TransportationSix different nearby subway lines provide access to/from Midtown Manhattan in fifteen minutes or less.
AccessibilityBeing conveniently located near an evolving artistic and intellectual community has made LIC a natural commercial and residential extension of Midtown Manhattan.
ConnectivityBeing located at the convergence of LIC, Astoria, Sunnyside and Brooklyn neighborhoods provides proximity to trendy and established residential communities, as well as commercial hubs and major transportation, including prominent highways and airports.
RetailCOFFEED and Glassful are ground floor, retail storefronts that contribute to the tenant amenities — including a coffee bar, food café, wine shop, rotating art exhibits and seasonal farm stand in the lobby for tenants and employees.
Culture & EntertainmentLIC is a culturally rich, post-industrial neighborhood with new residential development, reinvented historic commercial buildings, and a burgeoning 24/7 community surrounded by museums, art galleries, creative studios, parks, and an expanding array of restaurants and nightlife.
IncentivesTenants moving to SMP are eligible for REAP, CEP, and ECSP programs. A 2001 NYC re-zoning initiative, allowing for substantial mixed-use development, spurred a development boom in Long Island City - this has resulted in high quality, low cost alternatives to Manhattan, and a growing 24/7 artistic and intellectual community located just fifteen minutes from Midtown Manhattan.
New DevelopmentThe recent $14M renovation of the SMP building has paralleled the positive macroeconomic changes occurring throughout the Long Island City market, benefited from huge public/private investment, resulting in a new live-work-play environment that continues to evolve.