An ode to times long before the digital age, The Collective Paper Factory in Long Island City, NY, lies at the crossroads of the Kaufman Arts District and Astoria in the borough of Queens. This is the co-living company’s first space in the United States. The 100-year-old building was once part of the paper industry, and before that, a radio factory is now housing a co-living concept that welcomes guests to stay one night to 29-day stays.
All 125 guestrooms are uniquely designed and are decorated in relaxing beige tones with warm brick and wood accents. While every room is a treasure, the co-living space’s Penthouse Suite is an experience on another level. Located on the top floor, the Penthouse offers a spectacular view of the New York City skyline. Beautifully decorated with leather couches and hand-made wooden furniture, the 12-foot ceilings and large windows provide tons of natural daylight for guests.
This old paper plant and warehouse were designed using as much of the original repurposed material as possible. As a result, the foyers and rooms incorporate the space’s original elements, such as the polished concrete floors and reclaimed materials. Details are rounded out with vintage hammered metal doors and exposed pipes that seem to blend well with modern art and sleek light fixtures that pepper the co-living space.
The Collective Paper Factory will be home to ama restaurant that features an industrial interior with lots of greenery and a dramatic spiral staircase. Ama will offer delicious comfort foods that were inspirited by international cuisines. Drop in for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, and you will not be disappointed!