LOWER EAST SIDE — More than 93,000 people applied for the first 104 affordable apartments to open up at the sprawling Essex Crossing development, city officials said.
A total of 93,361 applicants are hoping to score a subsidized apartment at 145 Clinton St., one of nine new sites that will spring up on a stretch of Delancey Street as part of the mega-project, according to the city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
The 104 subsidized apartments at 145 Clinton St. — the project's "Site 5" — range in price from $519 for a studio to $3,424 for a three-bedroom, depending on the applicant's income. The city began accepting applications for the units through its affordable housing lottery in early March.
The city is still accepting applications for 99 senior apartments at another site at 175 Delancey St., and the lottery for those units will close June 16.
The entire Essex Crossing development, stretching down Delancey Street between Essex and Attorney streets, will bring a total of 1,078 new residential units to the neighborhood, over half of which will be below-market-rate, as well as a bevy of entertainment, shopping and health care options.