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A housing lottery opened this week for 127 middle-income apartments at a brand new rental tower in Greenpoint. Two Blue Slip, one half of a pair of luxury towers developed by Brookfield Properties and Park Tower Group, is a 40-story building located on the waterfront at the northern end of the Brooklyn neighborhood. New Yorkers with combined household incomes between $81,258 and $192,400, or 130 percent of the area median income, can apply for the apartments, which start at $2,370/month studios, $2,542/month one-bedrooms, $3,063/month two-bedrooms, and $3,530/month three-bedrooms.
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Designed by Handel Architects, Two Blue Slip rises 40 stories and contains 421 rental units, with 30 percent of them income-restricted. Its sister tower, One Blue Slip, has 369 apartments and is slightly shorter at 30 stories.
As 6sqft previously reported, the exterior of the towers features a mix of brick, metal, and glass as a way to complement the surrounding buildings. The building sits on a three-level, trapezoidal-shaped podium and has a crown with “overlapping ellipses.”
Apartments have impressive Manhattan skyline and water views, high-end finishes, floor-to-ceiling windows, and in-unit Bosch washer-dryers.
The units available through the lottery are rent-stabilized, protecting tenants from large rent increases in the future. According to the lottery advertisement, the building is currently offering renters two months free on a new lease.
Designed by Gachot Studios, the amenity spaces include a resort-like rooftop pool with a bar, cabanas and an outdoor grilling station, a resident’s lounge, media room, children’s playroom, and a two-story fitness center. Building amenities cost an additional monthly fee.
The two towers are the result of a 2005 rezoning of the neighborhood. The Greenpoint Landing plan involves the construction of 5,550 residential units across 11 towers along a half-mile of waterfront, a new pre-K through 8th-grade public school, and four acres of public space designed by James Corner Field Operations. Overall, 1,400 units will be designated affordable.
Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units until August 31, 2021. 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.
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Neighborhoods : Greenpoint