WASHINGTON PLAZA’S REINVENTION: REFURBISHED CO-OP IN JACKSON HEIGHTS BEGINS SALES

Thursday May 5, 2016 | by Queens Tribune

Washington Plaza in Jackson Heights announced the beginning of co-op sales after a beautiful new redesign and apartments with single bedrooms starting at $375,000.

The co-op has new amenities and proximity to Manhattan, Washington Plaza, an Art Deco prewar rental in the heart of Jackson Heights. The developers plan on it filling a void for first-time homebuyers, families and buyers looking for a spacious home in this increasingly prominent location close to Manhattan.

“We are creating homes that capture the historical grace and charm of Jackson Heights while incorporating features that reflect a contemporary lifestyle,” said Marilyn Sollar, director of sales and leasing for Delta Management LLC, managing agent for the sponsor entities.

The six story, six building property was originally designed by renowned architect Sylvan Bien, who also designed the Carlyle Hotel and 737 Park Street.

Washington Plaza’s owners of 50 years are looking to retain the scale and grandeur of that bygone era.

They announced that the buildings have received, “Recognition for the Historical and Architectural Merit” by the Queens Historical Society and its National Register Historic District status.

Their new design highlights “many signature features of Art Deco design are evident throughout the property. A Greek-key geometric pattern runs along the exterior brickwork of the buildings, and is also featured over each of the six lobby entries, which will be renovated as part of the ongoing conversion. The entries form a horseshoe shape, with a garden, cascading fountains, tranquil pond and sitting area enclosed in the middle. Each lobby leads to its own apartment wing, and all are connected by a common basement and roof. In addition, upon entering the property, a stately gatehouse will be attended
at key hours daily,” stated a spokesperson.

The developers see this change as a re-crafting of the 190 residences.  Their purpose is to showcase the right combination of prewar elegance and extraordinary style. The apartments will keep their original size and depth.  They will range from spacious one-bedroom apartments averaging 900 square feet, to three-bedroom apartments averaging over 1,500 square feet.  The 1,850 square foot penthouse will feature gorgeous Manhattan views.  Each residence has beautiful archways and original plaster moldings, ceilings that reach nine feet, hardwood floors of espresso solid oak, and large closets, many of which are walk-in.

“Washington Plaza offers buyers an unparalleled level of spaciousness, craftsmanship and convenience that they [buyers] are not likely to find elsewhere,” added Sollar.

Washington Plaza will also offer thoughtfully selected amenities such as a state-of-the-art fitness center and on-site laundry facilities. All of the residences are prewired for cable and Internet.

The sales gallery is located onsite at 73-12 35th Ave. Occupancy is slated for late summer 2016.  For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Nu-Place Realty, the exclusive sales agent for the property at (718) 899-0202, or visit their website: wplazanyc.com/.