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COVER STORY: AKI DEVELOPMENT

facilities, providing a blank canvas for us to
be creative," Harris says.
"It's quickly being gentrified," he says,
noting that AKI Development has six
projects in the area that range from eight
to 44 units. "We are building what I would
consider to be the very best product in New
York - constructing high-end luxury rental
buildings that are superior to offerings in
Manhattan or Brooklyn." The buildings'
units will have unique features such as
radiant heated floors, European wall-hung
toilets, overhead rain showers, 90-inch solid
core doors and custom Italian kitchens.
"We conceptualized the project as a market leader in terms of finishes, fixtures and
design elements and believe it will bring an
element of refined modernism to a stretch
of the Astoria waterfront that is currently

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'We are building what I
would consider ... the very
best product in
New York.'
undergoing a renaissance," he says.
Their amenities packages also surpass
"anything that's been built in western
Queens," Harris says. "We're building boutique, curated buildings that have a lot of
love put into them."

Outside the Box
AKI Development's current projects include
11-07 Welling Court, a $8 million luxury
rental building that will stand seven stories
when it is finished in September 2016. With
28 residential units, private parking, fitness
studio and roof deck, "It's going to be different from any building ever built in Astoria,"
Aki declares.
The street, Harris notes, has become
famous for the Welling Court Mural Project,
a local art festival that has gained tremendous exposure in the last few years. "Over
100 of the most famous graffiti artists in
the world descend on the area every year to
spray-paint old warehouses," he describes.
"We're literally sitting in the middle of a
rotating art gallery," Harris continues. "It's
a lesser known version of 5Pointz in Long


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