THAT was fast.
Woodside’s first luxury apartments filled up after a breezy six weeks on the market, the Daily News has learned.
Tenants willing to fork over sky-high rents that are double the neighborhood average signed leases for all 66 units in the 12-floor Icon52 at 52-05 Queens Blvd.
Studios at the red brick building start at $1,500 per month and two-bedrooms shoot up to $2,600, or about $41 per square foot — far more than the $18 to $22 per square foot most rentals in the neighborhood command, said Eric Benaim, CEO of brokerage Modern Spaces, which listed the building.
The building, designed by Todd Ernst, is the first luxury development to spring up in Woodside — perhaps the next frontier for developers who were late to capitalize on the boom in Long Island City and Astoria.
“It definitely shows a new trend,” said Benaim. “Everyone who’s getting priced out of those other areas, I see them looking at this neighborhood as cheaper to develop on.”
The Tsilo Group developed the building, which boasts onsite parking and a rooftop lounge.