Apply for 100+ affordable apartments at this flashy new tower near Grand Central, from $613/month

April 30, 2018

Rendering via Handel Architects

Reduced rent AND the opportunity to walk to work? That’s the dream scenario up for grabs for Midtown East workers at Handel Architects’ 222 East 44th Street, where a mixed-use affordable housing lottery for 109 units just came online. The handsome, 42-story torqued glass tower sits between Second and Third Avenues, fronting both 43rd and 44th Streets, meaning it’s just a hop, skip, and jump away from Grand Central, the Chrysler Building, and the UN. The apartments are available to those earning 40, 60, and 130 percent of the area median income and range from $613/month studios to $2,733/month two-bedrooms. The lucky residents will also be treated to a bevy of amenities.

Back in 2014, Lloyd Goldman’s BLDG Management bought a 10-story parking garage at the site for $32 million. The developer then demolished it and filed plans the following year for the 80/20 rental tower and bringing Handel Architects on board to design it.

The tower’s form was shaped with its iconic surroundings in mind. As 6sqft previously explained, “its elevations are torqued away from the street wall, granting additional light and air to residents,” as well as perfect views of the Chrysler Building.

In total, 222 East 44th Street will have more than 400 units. Amenities (which may cost lottery entrants an additional fee) include an indoor pool, sauna, indoor basketball and squash court, fitness center, golf simulator, 41st lounge and dining room, outdoor deck with barbecues, screening room, tech lounge, children’s playroom, dog washroom, bike room, tenant storage, and a coin-operated laundry room.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units at 5959 Broadway until July 2, 2018. Fifty percent of units will be set aside for residents of Manhattan Community Board 6. Complete details on how to apply are available here (pdf). Questions regarding this offer must be referred to NYC’s Housing Connect department by dialing 311.

Use 6sqft’s map below to find even more ongoing housing lotteries.

If you don’t qualify for the housing lotteries mentioned, visit’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city. And find future market rate listings for 222 East 44th Street here.


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