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Score an $813 Studio in a Tetris-Shaped Greenwood Heights Building

By Caroline Spivack | September 12, 2017 5:28pm
 Renters can apply to score one of 19 affordable apartments at 635 Fourth Ave., also know as The Alexey, in Greenwood Heights.
Renters can apply to score one of 19 affordable apartments at 635 Fourth Ave., also know as The Alexey, in Greenwood Heights.
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GREENWOOD HEIGHTS — Applications for affordable units in a 12-story Greenwood Heights building featuring a Tetris-shaped facade hit the market Monday — with studios starting at $813 per month.

Renters can apply to score one of 19 affordable apartments in the 95-unit building at 635 Fourth Ave. on 19th Street, also know as The Alexey

Applications are restricted to households making 60 percent of the area median income, or between $30,343 and $57,240, depending on how many people plan to live in each apartment.

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Eight studio apartments at $813 per month, seven one-bedrooms at $840 per month and four two-bedrooms at $1,016 per month are available, according to the listing. 

The flashy new building was developed by the Rabsky Group, a Brooklyn-based group that has become one of the biggest residential developers in Brooklyn and Queens.

Initially formed in the 1990s to develop condos for the Hasidic community, the Rabsky Group has since moved on to more high-end rental and condo projects, according to The Real Deal. The Alexey was designed by ND Architecture and Design, which is know for its creative designs. 

Rabsky Group will receive a tax exemption for building on what once was partially vacant land through the Department of Housing Preservation and Development's 421-a program

Amenities int he building include a "pet spa", a "virtual doorman," and a health club, according to the city's listing and real estate listings. 

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Applicants must apply through the city’s Housing Connect website or send an application by mail no later than October 2. 

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