MURRAY HILL — Applications open on Monday for affordable apartments in a pair of curvy new residential towers by the East River, with one-bedrooms going for as low as $895 per month.
There are 160 below-market-rate units up for grabs at the twin luxury towers, dubbed the American Copper Buildings, currently under construction at 626 First Ave. and East 36th Street, according to the NYC Housing Connect website.
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Amenities at the two buildings, which are being developed by JDS Development, include a gym, lap pool and spa, a children’s playroom, a lounge, in-unit washers and dryers, and for an extra fee bike storage, a rooftop pool and personal storage.
Residents will also get to enjoy living directly atop First Avenue Water Plaza, a privately-owned public space (often called a POPS) that the developer agreed to build in order to get the city’s approval for a zoning variance to build the towers.
The 38,000-square-foot plaza will consist of green patches crisscrossed by granite and lime pathways, and is being designed by Scape Landscape Architecture to be able to withstand flooding. The plaza will also include a fountain at its center, along with a stone boundary to allow for extra seating along the park’s edge.
There are 43 studios available for $833 per month to single tenants making between $29,898 and $38,100 per year.
And 66 one-bedroom apartments are available for $895 per month. Single tenants making between $32,058 and $38,100 per year and two-person households making between $32,058 and $43,500 are eligible.
Two-bedrooms are open for $1,082 to two tenants making between $38,503 and $43,500, three people with an income between $38,503 and $48,960, and families of four with an income between $38,503 and $54,360.
There are 10 three-bedroom apartments available at $1,247 per month to households of three making between $44,606 and $48,960, households of four making between $44,606 and $54,360, households of five making between $44,606 and $58,740, and households of six making between $44,606 and $63,060.
Applications are open through Oct. 15, and more information on how to apply and who qualifies can be found on the NYC Housing Connect website.