Bjarke Ingels’ VIA offering 36 middle-income affordable apartments, from $1,448 a month

Posted On Fri, August 11, 2017 By

Posted On Fri, August 11, 2017 By In affordable housing, housing lotteries, Midtown West, Starchitecture

Photograph © Danica O. Kus

In October of 2015, 6sqft reported that applications were being accepted for the 142 affordable apartments set aside for low-income tenants at the tantalizing tetrahedron that is starchitect Bjarke Ingels’ VIA 57 West, a newly-minted rental residence at 625 West 57th Street. Word comes today that the lottery has opened for the middle-income portion of the building’s affordable housing inventory. The half-block-long residential development contains 709 units, of which 20 percent have been deemed affordable. Of the 36 middle-income units available, studios have been priced between $1,448-$1,949; $1,554-$2,091 for one-bedrooms; $2,089-$2,519 for two-bedrooms; and $2,902 for three-bedrooms, each adjusted for income.

Interior rendering via The Durst Organization

Interior rendering via The Durst Organization

All apartments at the starchitect-designed structure are afforded, large closets, oak floors, cove lighting, thermal controls, floor-to-ceiling windows, solar shades, custom cabinetry, Caesar-stone counters, water views, Energy Star appliances and, perhaps best of all, in-unit washer/dryers.

Amenities for all VIA tenants are many and include a 22,000-square-foot landscaped courtyard, fitness center, basketball court, golf simulator, children’s playroom, library, swimming pool with sun terrace, screening room, landscaped outdoor terrace, and shuttle service to Columbus Circle. The building also has a 24-attended lobby.

Photograph © Danica O. Kus

Photograph © Danica O. Kus

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the available apartments until October 11, 2017. Complete details on how to submit an application 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.


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