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Affordable Housing Near Beach Gets 50K Applications for 100 Apartments

By Katie Honan | February 28, 2017 12:13pm
 More than 50,000 people applied for one hundred affordable apartments are available in a new environmentally-friendly apartment building.
More than 50,000 people applied for one hundred affordable apartments are available in a new environmentally-friendly apartment building.
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EDGEMERE— More than 50,000 people applied for one of 100 apartments in an energy-efficient apartment building near the beach, officials said.

Beach Green Dunes, near Beach 44th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Edgemere, opened up its application for affordable studio to three-bedroom apartments last fall.

A total of 50,219 people applied, with the majority sending in online applications, according to the Department of Housing Preservation and Development. 

The development is a "passive certified building" and features solar panels and windows that block drafts to help make it energy efficient. There's also a gym, laundry room and other amenities. 

The hundreds of applicants per available apartment is high, but still fewer than the 87,000 applications received for 104 apartments at Williamsburg's Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment project. 

Applications for apartments at Beach Green Dunes closed at the beginning of February, but it's not clear when winners will be announced.