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Score a 1-Bedroom Apt. for $1,254 a Month on Upper East Side

By Shaye Weaver | April 19, 2017 10:31am
 321 E. 60th St.
321 E. 60th St.
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UPPER EAST SIDE — One-bedroom apartments starting at $1,254 per month in a newly constructed East 60th Street high-rise overlooking the Queensboro Bridge are now available through the city's affordable housing lottery.

The city is taking applications for 20 one- and two-bedroom units the new eight-story building at 321 E. 60th St. through June 16, according to Housing Connect, the city's housing lottery website.

Six of the apartments are one-bedroom units with rents of $1,254 per month, and 14 of the apartments are two-bedrooms renting for $1,511 per month.

To qualify for a one-bedroom unit, single applicants must make between $44,949 and $50,800 a year, and a family of two must make between $44,949 and $58,000 a year.

For the two-bedroom apartments, a family of two must make between $53,795 and $58,000, a family of three must make between $53,795 and $65,280 a year, and a family of four must make between $53,795 and $72,480 a year.

The building includes an elevator, coin-operated laundry, bicycle storage and on-site parking for an additional fee.

There are no application or broker's fees.

READ MORE: How to Apply for Affordable Housing in New York City

Residents living within the district boundaries of Manhattan's Community Board 8 will get preference for 50 percent of the apartments, with municipal employees given preference for 5 percent. An additional 5 percent of the units will be set aside for those with mobility issues and 2 percent for those with visual or hearing impairments.

The entire building, which sits adjacent to some of the most expensive real estate in the city, is dedicated to affordable housing, according to Azimuth Development Group, which wrapped up the project earlier this year.

The company specializes in affordable and market-rate housing and has several mixed-use and mixed-income projects throughout New York City. 

Aufgang Architects designed the building.

Those who want to apply can do so online or in a mail application. To request an application by mail, send a self-addressed envelope to 321 E.60th St., c/o Housing Partnership Development Corporation, 242 W. 36th St., third floor, New York, NY 10018.

The applications are due June 16.

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