An inside look at The Lanes by Common
Long Island City — it’s technically not an island or its own city, but between its explosive arts scene, gorgeous parks, and countless restaurants and bars, it’s safe to say that this vibrant neighborhood is its own slice of New York City paradise. It’s also the location of The Lanes by Common, a 150 unit coliving home with beautiful amenities, and our first home in the neighborhood.
Designed for coliving, The Lanes by Common offers private bedrooms in furnished shared suites, amenities like a rooftop deck and fitness center, and the built-in community that you’ll find at all of Common’s homes. Keep reading to take a closer look inside The Lanes by Common or explore the space in 3D on our website.
Stunning and comfortable apartments
Imagine this: you wake up in the morning on a comfortable queen sized bed, open your window’s smart shades, and take in a gorgeous view of Manhattan and Long Island City. You head to the kitchen, where you make a cup of coffee, and then back to your bedroom to start the morning on your own private terrace. It might sound like a scene out of an impossibly perfect rom-com, but it would just be daily life for you at The Lanes by Common.
Fully-furnished and designed for coliving, the apartments at The Lanes by Common are equally convenient and comfortable. Your private bedroom comes with a queen sized bed with storage and shelving built in, and an oversized window that floods the room with natural light. Select units come with a private terrace that overlooks the building’s green roof, while others feature amenities like walk-in showers. Outside your bedroom, you’ll find an updated kitchen with brand new appliances, a gas range, a microwave, and a dishwasher, along with a dining area.
Amenities designed for your lifestyle
At The Lanes by Common, your space doesn’t end at your unit door; you also have complete access to a wide range of amenities designed for convenience and comfort. Enjoy a productive workday in the building’s library or take your Zoom call in the sunshine on the furnished roofdeck — there’s free WiFi throughout the building. After work, unwind in the courtyard with a drink or a game of Ping Pong, or head inside to the game room to challenge your roommates to a round of pool.
Need a heart racing workout to start your day? The Lanes by Common’s fitness center offers everything you need for a great workout, from treadmills to squat racks. And of course, we didn’t forget about everyone’s favorite way to spend the weekend: doing laundry. Luckily, you won’t have to lug your hamper to a nearby laundromat — The Lanes by Common offers a laundry room with plenty of washers and dryers, carts, and a folding table. Other conveniences include bike storage and parking.
Live comfortably and responsibly and The Lanes by Common, where sustainability and care for our Earth is baked into the design. The building offers several eco-friendly features, including solar panels, a green roof, and high efficiency cooling and heating. Plus, moving into a fully-furnished space helps reduce waste caused by discarded furniture by allowing the apartment’s furnishing to last for multiple residents and years.
Art, beer, and food from far and near
Are you a modern art fanatic? Do you love beer that goes beyond the flavors of a Bud Light? Want to discover delicious Indian food? How about an evening stroll on the edge of The East River? With a wide range of cultural institutions, restaurants and bars, and plenty of parks, you’ll never get bored in Long Island City.
Spend the weekend at MoMA PS1, the cousin of Manhattan’s MoMA and the largest institution for contemporary art in the country. Down the street from The Lanes by Common, you’ll find the LIC Beer Project, a brewery with unique beers, outdoor and indoor seating, and maybe the world’s only salami vending machine. For a bite to eat, travel around the world with the flavors of 36th Ave. Aladdin’s Sweets serves Bangladeshi food both savory and sweet, Sami’s Kabab House specializes in Aphgan kebabs, and Exquisito serves up delicious Dominican food at a fair price.
The Lanes by Common is also conveniently located near the N and W trains at 36th Ave. Whether you’re commuting to Midtown Manhattan for work, or Downtown Manhattan for a day off, you have easy access to the rest of the city for the price of a metrocard.
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