Waitlist opens for middle-income apartments at a Tribeca rental, from $2,832/month

June 24, 2019

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Applications are currently being accepted to replenish the wait list for middle-income apartments at a Tribeca rental building. The 12-story tower at 89 Murray Street, dubbed Washington Mews, was constructed in 2007 and designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s Mustafa Abadan. Qualifying New Yorkers must earn 175 percent of the area median income to apply for the $2,832/month two-bedrooms and $3,213/month three-bedrooms. While these prices rightfully seem steep, market rate two-bedrooms at the same building currently start at just under $6,000/month.

Amenities at Washington Mews include a 24-hour attended lobby, fitness center, laundry room, playroom, full-service garage, and on-site parking. Plus, its location, just steps from the Hudson River waterfront and multiple subway lines, makes it hard to beat.

The building at 89 Murray sits within a larger, block-long residential and retail development known as 270 Greenwich Street, which broke ground in 2006. 89 Murray consists of 162 apartments, with 33 for low-income families and 44 for middle-income households.

A lottery for the building in 2013 had some questioning the level of affordability being offered. As Curbed NY reported more than six years ago, the minimum income requirement for a $2,076 or $2,417/month one-bedroom at the building was roughly $73,100 annually. This new lottery, designated for those with “moderate” income, sets the minimum annual household income at $99,155.

Qualifying New Yorkers can request applications for the apartments at 89 Murray Street until June 28, 2019. They must be returned by July 19. 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.

If you don’t qualify for the housing lotteries mentioned, visit CityRealty’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city. And find market-rate rentals for 89 Murray Street here.


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