You are reading

Dilapidated Woodside Building Gets an Overhaul, Rental Units Now Available

The brick building, pictured here, at 39-21 57th St. has undergone a major revamp (Photo: NY Spacefinders)

Jan. 24, 2021 Sponsored Story

A 4-story building in Woodside has been renovated and now 16 apartment units are available for rent.

The building, located at 39-21 57th St., was bought in 2018 by the Drouzas family who have spent more than a year overhauling the property.

“All 16 units needed renovations and TLC,” said George Drouzas, a contractor who was raised in Queens. “The original pipes and kitchen were broken; there were leaks everywhere; electrical broken; and parts of the ceilings were down. It was such an eyesore.”

George said the building had been mostly empty for years and that residents on the street welcomed the renovations.

The whole building has essentially been rebuilt, except for the existing brick shell.

The interior of one of the units at 39-21 57th St. (Photo: NY Spacefinders)

“We put in new kitchens, bathrooms, hardwood floors, ceilings, electric and plumbing,” George said, whose family are developers in New York.

The revamp was completed in November and the units are now available for rent. The majority of the units are one-bedrooms and rent for between $1,625 and $1,725 per month. There are some studios that rent for $1,500. All come with one-month free rent.

The apartment building is two blocks from Roosevelt Avenue and about six blocks to the 52nd Street and 61st Street subway stations.

The units are ideal for couples, according to Filippo Gattoni, the leasing director for NY Spacefinders, an Astoria-based real estate firm that is in charge of renting the units. He said that the units are essentially brand new.

“We at NY Space Finders wish to congratulate the Drouzas Family,” Gattoni said. “The way they transformed this building is remarkable.”

The revamp also won praise from the CEO and founder of NY Space Finders Luca DiCiero.

“We truly enjoy leasing new construction developments but there is a certain charm to a renovated prewar building that is difficult to recreate,” DiCiero said.

To rent one of the units, please e-mail [email protected] or [email protected] To reach them by phone click here.

The bathroom at one of the revamped units at 39-21 57th St. (Photo: NY Spacefinders)

email the author: [email protected]
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Borough president hears from community members on budget needs throughout Queens

During a two-day public hearing on the mayor’s 2024 preliminary budget, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. listened to testimonies from 14 community board representatives, community stakeholders and members of the public on where the money should be spent in Queens. 

The public hearings were held both in-person and via Zoom on Monday, Jan. 30, and Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Queens Borough Hall. The testimonials will be used to develop the Queens Borough Board’s FY24 preliminary budget priorities in the coming weeks. 

‘Limitless possibility’: BP Richards announces community visioning workshops on redevelopment of Creedmoor Psychiatric Center campus in Queens Village

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. and Empire State Development on Tuesday, Jan. 31, announced the launch of a series of community visioning workshops that will be held to hear input from eastern Queens residents about the redevelopment of the 50-acre Creedmoor Psychiatric Center campus in Queens Village. 

The first community visioning workshop will be held on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. at P.S./I.S. 208 located at 74-30 Commonwealth Blvd. in Glen Oaks.

‘He didn’t deserve to die’: Borough President Richards leads emotional candlelight vigil for Tyre Nichols

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards held a candlelight vigil for Tyre Nichols outside Queens Borough Hall Monday, Jan. 30 after Nichols’ death at the hands of police officers in Memphis, Tenn., made national headlines for the brutality in which the officers beat him.

Almost immediately after news broke about Nichols’ death, the Memphis police officers who beat him to death were fired and charged with murder. The police department released the body cam footage of the fatal beating on Jan. 27, but many people, including some at the vigil, have refused to watch it due to its extremely graphic nature.

Op-Ed: This Year’s State Budget Must Prioritize Climate, Jobs, and Justice for New York

Op-Ed, Jan. 30, By Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas

In a time of rampant economic inequality and environmental injustice, it is easy to feel defeated.  Here in Queens and across New York State, however, communities are organizing for a better future. New Yorkers from different backgrounds and with different lived experiences are proving that we can build community, organize, and create a future that reflects our shared values.