At new Harlem rental, lottery opens for 51 middle-income apartments, from $2,150/month

October 12, 2022

Rendering courtesy of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

A two-tower development in the heart of Harlem launched a housing lottery this week for 51 middle-income units. Known as Marcus Garvey Village, the development on West 124th Street consists of a pair of 18-story buildings with 330 total apartments. New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income, or between $94,972 for a single household to $187,380 for a household of five, can apply for the apartments at the first building at 224 West 124th Street, priced from $2,150/month for studios.

According to CityRealty, the developer, a joint venture between Carthage Real Estate Advisors and Rester Management, as well as West Harlem Development Corporation, bought the site from Abyssinian Development Corp. for $27.8 million in December 2017. Permits for the project were filed in 2018 and approved in 2020.

Fischer + Makooi Architects designed 224 West 124th Street, and Body Lawson Associates is the architect of record for the under-construction building next door at 212 West 124th Street.

Residences feature modern finishes, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a balcony, according to the housing connect advertisement. Amenities, which cost $75 annually but will be waived during the first year, include a rooftop with grills and outdoor dining areas, a fitness center with a yoga room, a business center, a playroom, a game room, and parking for 67 vehicles.

Marcus Garvey Village will also include an LGBTQ+  cultural center, community meeting space, and a rooftop performance space. The development sits between Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard and Frederick Douglass Boulevard, with easy access to the 2 and 3 trains at 124th Street on Malcolm X Boulevard, and the A, C, B, and D trains on St. Nicholas Avenue.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units until December 15, 2022. Complete details on how to apply are available here. Questions regarding this offer must be referred to NYC’s Housing Connect department by dialing 311.

If you don’t qualify for the housing lotteries mentioned, visit’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city.


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