Astoria, Real Estate
Nov 20, 2014

A New Development – The Marx – Will Rise On 35th Street In Astoria

Over on 6sqft they’ve revealed plans for a new residential building located just around the corner from Kaufman Astoria Studios and Museum of the Moving Image, at 34-32 35th Street. It (…)

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Over on 6sqft they’ve revealed plans for a new residential building located just around the corner from Kaufman Astoria Studios and Museum of the Moving Image, at 34-32 35th Street. It will be called Marx, and we wonder if that is a tip of the hat to the Marx Brothers, who filmed their first two movies (The Cocoanuts and Animal Crackers) at Kaufman way back when.

As for the building, it will be located where two houses and a parking lot are currently (there’s also a big construction site nearby that seems to be in limbo; nothing’s been happening for some time). There will be 33 units in 7 stories, with 18 parking spaces available; the total square footage is 29,994. Looks like there will be an elevator, too.

6sqft describes the building:

The Marx is designed by Fogarty Finger Architects, who also designed One Murray Park, and will contain 33 units, likely rentals. It will feature a dark grey brick façade of large, evenly gridded square windows (the latest rage in NYC architecture) whose angled metal panels and glazing variations will create an interesting play of light and shadow.

They also think the place may actually end up being called “Be@Marx” since the owner, Mario Procida, has a company that likes to call its properties “Be@Whatever” (Be@Schermerhorn is an example). Seems a bit precious to me but there you go. Will that fit the vibe of the Kaufman Arts District, too? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

UPDATE: 11/24: We were contacted by the sales director, Christina DeCurtis, who tells us this:

The Marx will be a 33 units condominium comprised of 1 beds, 2 beds, and a 3 bed penthouse. We will have a resident’s lounge, a gym, and a common roof deck. We will also have a 421a tax abatement. We should start sales early next year.

New Residential Building To Rise Near the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria [6sqft]

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6 Comments

brain

it looks exactly like One Murray park. not much of an architect when you simply duplicate one of your existing designs.

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Christina DeCurtis

I am the Sales Director for the project which Modern Spaces is going to market. The Marx will be a 33 units condominium comprised of 1 beds, 2 beds, and a 3 bed penthouse. We will have a resident’s lounge, a gym, and a common roof deck. We will also have a 421a tax abatement. We should start sales early next year. Feel free to contact me with any other questions or for updates 646-290-4059. You can always follow my Facebook site for updates as well http://www.facebook.com/CDNYRealEstate.

Christina

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GersonK

To paraphrase a great man, I would never live in any building that would have me as a tenant.

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megc

Ha! They’ve been submitting paperwork since last February. Hopefully that means they will really get going soon, but you never know. NYC paperwork, as you may know, can be a slog.

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