Tuesday, June 23, 2015

New Aston Ad

Noticed that they've now put a poster for the building on the building itself as well...


  1. Are they having trouble selling units?

  2. http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20150109/forest-hills/2-bedroom-apartments-at-luxury-forest-hills-condo-surge-1m

    Roughly 60 percent of the units at The Aston have been sold since being placed on the market in October, according to the sales company.

    Since then, the lowest prices for one-bedrooms have risen 30 percent, from $455,000 to $585,000. Two-bedrooms now start a hair under $1 million, a 26 percent increase from just a few months ago.

    Penthouses run up to $1.7 million.

    1. That article is from January 9 and seems outdated. I don't know how many units have been sold but it's always DARK. It doesn't look like anyone has even moved in. The article also said they hoped to be sold out by May. Considering they just stuck a huge poster on the side of their building, they aren't even close to sold out. As far as the price increase percentages, I don't believe that until I see actual numbers.

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    1. Great views if your apt faces the city...otherwise LIC is a flood zone.


  4. Appears that CM may be having the same problem they had trying to sell the Windsor.

  5. I don't think the building is completely finished,,,
    construction may be delaying the move in date.

    I spoke to one of the construction crew in April and
    they were doubtful if the building would be ready by June...

    There are maybe a handful of apartments... if that... available @ the Windsor.

  6. ok...
    so there's an updated article written in March 2015
    60% of units sold in January to 74% sold in March...

    74% of 97 units would mean there are about 25 units remaining.
    So...why not put up a sign?

    "Marketing Directors sell 74 percent of the Aston’s apartments in the first four months of their availability."

    See more at:

  7. said anonymous...
    "As far as the price increase percentages, I don't believe that until I see actual numbers."

    Here you go...

    Jacqueline Urgo, president of the real estate marketing firm Marketing Directors, said...
    the prices of the apartments might appear high to some long-time Queens residents,
    the condos ultimately come at a great value.

    One-bedroom units range from $705,000 to $750,000.
    Two-bedroom apartments run between $995,000 and $1.3 million,
    while penthouse homes on the 18th floor cost upwards of $1.71 million.


  8. The pricing is still cheaper than any luxury apartments in the Manhattan..
    and the city is only about 15 minutes away on the LIRR

    which btw will eventually be extended to Grand Central via the East Side Access project..

  9. always found that funny...
    New York City is made up of 5 boroughs and Manhattan is "The City."

    1. Yes. When I was growing up on Long Island, we always of course referred to Manhattan as "The City." But that was different. We were living in the suburbs so it made sense. I, too, have found it interesting that people in Queens refer to Manhattan as "The City," when they live in the city themselves. Several years ago I saw a real estate ad advertising this area as part of "Long Island" - I kid you not. And, I remember I also used to get the "Long Island Section" of the NY Times (When I used to have it delivered on Sunday here.) So, there seems to be this wanting to include Queens somehow as part of Long Island and not as part of the City. I don't exactly know what it's roots are. One theory I've always had is that it began way back when Queens became part of NYC but the idea never stuck with a lot of locals so they kept using the term; or perhaps it's just because Manhattan, with its tall buildings, does indeed so much more like a "City" than Queens does with its mostly smaller buildings and suburban-like sprawl? Another theory I had is that it is rooted in the 1960s and 70s and 80s, when many people wanted to flee the City to the suburbs. If you couldn't afford moving to the suburbs, living in Queens was the next best thing. And calling Manhattan "The City," helped you believe it.

      Now that Manhattan is kind of over and much of the excitement — and exciting and interesting people; you know, the ones with the energy and creativity— is being pushed to the outer boroughs, I think the City is undergoing another historic shift. Brooklyn has already taken the mantle away from Manhattan as the most exciting—and expensive by the way—borough. Next up is possibly ours. Will people still call Manhattan "The City" when Queens is more of a destination than it is? I wonder...

    2. I grew up in Queens and we referred to Manhattan as "the city." However, I went to high school in Manhattan with kids from all of the boroughs. It wasn't just the Queens kids who referred to Manhattan as "the city." The kids from the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island did so as well. When we agreed to "meet in the city," we all knew that meant Manhattan. I can't say why this was (and is?) the case, but I don't think that answer is based on something unique to Queens.

    3. Reason is because of the postal address used. Manhattan is the only borough that is known as NY, NY. Brooklyn is Brooklyn, NY. Bronx is Bronx, NY. Staten Island is Staten Island, NY. And Queens is "whatever neighborhood, NY", like Forest Hills, NY or Bayside, NY. It's really stupid that's why Manhattan is referred to as "the city"

    4. Manhattans is "the city". Let's not delude ourselves that people think of anything else when that phrase is used. Yours truly, a proud Queens resident.

  10. I always thought that when outer borough folks referred to "the city" it was a lower case thing. Kind of like Manhattan is our downtown. New York City (capital "C") refers to all boroughs, of course (just check my paycheck deduction for NYC tax). But when people ask me where I live, I say Queens, not my neighborhood, and of course, they usually think I mean LIC. What's even cuter is when I correct them say Forest Hills, and some ask me if it's been gentrified. Uhhh...not exactly...lol!