Thanks to the building’s Carmelo Anthony-designed NBA regulation-sized basketball court and 70,000-square-foot recreation facility, Midtown West’s swanky Sky rental has been attracting pro athletes since it opened under the Moinian Group in 2015. Current residents include the Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis and Sasha Vujacic and Met pitcher A.J. Ramos. And now the 60-story glass slab tower at 605 West 42nd Street is offering 166 low- and middle-income units through the city’s affordable housing lottery. Available to New Yorkers earning 40 or 120 of the area median income, the apartments range from $613/month studios to $2,520/month two-bedrooms. Comparatively, market-rate listings in the building range from $2,982/month studios to $4,260/month two-bedrooms.
Sky has a total of 1,116 market-rate apartments and 235 affordable units; this lottery is the second phase for the latter.
In addition to the basketball court, the recreation facility offers three gyms, three pools, a café, yoga and cycling studios, putting green, billiards lounge, and a spa. Other amenities include a motor court with a sculpture designed by Yayoi Kusama, a retail podium, pet spa, rooftop terrace, and fully landscaped courtyard. It should be noted, however, that affordable housing tenants may have to pay an additional fee for these perks.
Interior renderings are for marketing purposes only; they do not represent the specific units offered through the lottery
Apartments have Italian-crafted kitchens with quartz counters and high-end appliances, floor-to-ceiling windows, custom-built closets, custom window shades, and oak floors.
Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable apartments until December 1, 2017. Residents of Manhattan Community Board 4 will be given preference for 50 percent of the units. 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.
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All images and renderings via Sky/The Moinian Group
Neighborhoods : Midtown West