Aug. 28, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
Applications have opened for three apartments within a new development set to be completed soon in Sunnyside.
The affordable apartments are within “Sunnyside Point”, the name of the four-story development rising at 47-16 Greenpoint Ave.
A single one-bedroom unit is available as part of the lottery for a monthly rent of $2,251.The unit is available for household sizes ranging from one person to three people and for households earning up to 130 percent of the Area Median Income.
A single-person household, for example, would need an income between $77,178 and $95,030 to be considered.
The remaining two units contain two-bedrooms, and go for $2,714 a month. Households sizes of two through five people can apply, with a starting income of $93,052 and going up to $146,510 for a family of five.
The building’s amenities include an elevator, roof deck common areas, and a laundry room.
The applications are open to all, with a general preference for those who live in New York City, and no special preference for Community Board 2 residents. Preference for a percentage of units will go to mobility-disabled applicants and those with vision or hearing disabilities.
To apply, visit Housing Connect online. Applications can also be sent by mail by following the instructions on the housing application flyer.
Applications must be postmarked or submitted online no later than Sept. 20, 2018.
The new development, at the corner of 48th Street and Greenpoint Avenue, has been in progress since 2015. AB Capstone, the developer, told the Sunnyside Post that the building underwent a new design recently, as the prior design was deemed “too generic.”
The project includes 10 units and commercial space in the first two floors, to be occupied by medical offices. The ground floor will hold a yet-to-be specified urgent care center, while the second floor will house a medical provider.
The development is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.
48th street is full of drugs. I live across the street in the cosmopolitan buildings.
I’m glad. Gentrify Southside sunnyside/woodside!!! Too much trash hanging out at the corner of 48st 47st 46st and 48av..
You call this a lottery affordable rentals. Really who is the idiot that thinks the average person can afford this? Really all this SOB should help humanity screw you!!
I was thinking the same thing. Thanks to the Hipsters who live four to a one bedroom unit. Four to a unit is only $675. each, which is affordable.
What’s a hipster?
Be aware that the median annual income of people who reside in Queens is a little bit more than $61,000 before you start making idiotic remarks. For an “average” couple, this is affordable.
A lot of people here seem upset by this news. Hopefully, they will do something about it during the September 13th Primary, when one of the main reasons the phrase “affordable housing” has been hijacked will be up for re-election. Put your vote where your mouth is!
By all means vote for Nixon, go socialist. Nothing will be built period. You elected a socialist mayor, a self proclaimed Sandinista, he honeymooned with Castro and vacations with Oretega. How’s that working out comrades?
Choose Demon A or Demon B
These are not affordable. This is Crazy. What do they want to get for the other apartments?
You want democrats, you got them. Smart new Yorkers. Duhhh
Yeah Jimmy. Go Republican, we could all be like Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas. Statistics show Democratic States out perform Republican in salaries, education, healthcare, crime and upward mobility. Get nformed.
There’s a reason that NYC is one of the best cities in the world and it ain’t the Republicans, that’s for sure.
Having recently moved to Sunnyside exactly BECAUSE the market rate for 1-bedrooms there was/is affordable, I’m pretty alarmed that somehow a 1-bedroom that’s $150 more a month than my own is considered BELOW market rate.
2,251 x 40 is about 90K. Exactly how the hell can someone who earns between 78-89K be able to afford that amount of rent for a 1 bedroom?! This is definitely not “affordable housing”. This is an insult to working/middle income individuals & families. Just another method to pushing these folks away from these neighborhoods just because the commute to the city from there’s pretty quick. Smdfh. A big Fuck You
what is 2251 x 40 ?? I don’t get it?
It’s the 40x rule a popular method for rent affordability. https://lifehacker.com/figure-out-how-much-rent-you-can-afford-with-the-40x-ru-1725085955
How is this affordable rent ..
They are DeBozos peeps.
See what the bike lanes have done?! Now our rent and taxes will double to pay for it. Thanks a lot NYC DOT!
Why is the word “Affordable “ in this story?
what the hell sgoing onhere. 2,000.00 plus for a 1 bedroom apartment that is not affordable, when the average income in our neighborhood is about 40,000 to 50,000 a year.
And thats how life goes folks. 10 years ago greenpoint and williamsburg were working class and low income residents. Now it’s populated by high earners that want to be close to public transports and amenities. life moves on and i suggest a few of you do the same.
Most of them never earned anything, trust funds and inheritance is what keeps Tyler going not his urban photography job.
Roberto – You are a true moron. I’m sure you don’t even know what a trust fund is. Yes, I apologize that my parents worked hard and left me money while Your single parent household left you with nothing. You wish that your parents would have left you something.
Your mom marry a sap for money, they produced another sap. Nothing to be proud of.
Very appropriate screen name IDIOT! Roberto is right. These liberals move in to an apartment there mommy and daddy bought them so the can sit and eat Quinoa and complain they don’t have a bike lane.
but i am curious!
Just keep buying the conservative propaganda and you’ll be even further behind the New comers you’re ripping apart.
We will when you do… Oh wait, you move out first and we’ll all be better off.
Only rich and homeless can survive in this rent
5 people in a two bedroom, great.
$2,251 is a lot of Chaaaaaange!
There goes the neighborhood!
Really for 1br over $75.000 per year income? Come on now…… 2br over $150.000 yearly income! Yeah they’re looking for people that will relocate from Manhattan to Queens!??
$2,251 isn’t even market rent for a one bedroom. This is a complete con. Ask which city authorities approved this build.
I thought affordable housing meant “affordable”
This is why i left NYC i live in Erie Pa now and i pay $500 a month for 1 bedroom
Yes and you live in Erie, PA.
You live in Erie and get snowed in 8 months out of the year for $500 a month. You definitely get what you pay for.,
But, how are the bike lanes there?
Laugh all you want, the bike lanes in Erie are utilized more than the ones in Sunnyside.
Well… we obviously have someone to blame for this. If it weren’t for Bill de Blasio shoving this idea down people’s throats with no consideration whatsoever, then it’s no wonder why people’s opinions don’t matter to him anymore, except for those whose opinions are on par with his mentality.
Minutes from Manhattan so they charge Manhattan prices …..
How the f is 2br for $2,700/mo called “affordable?”
That’s nothing to these rich liberals moving in who want to be down with diversity because now it’s cool.
While wearing their woke goggles, that make them vote for the most progressive – over the top – politicians they can find…Until they have kids and now realize that the homeless are everywhere and there isn’t a good public school to be found. So they move to another city , but keep making the same political mistakes thus beginning another cycle.
$2,251 is affordable? Puh-leeese.