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VIA West 57 | © Richard Berenholtz, Courtesy of The Durst Organization
VIA West 57 | © Richard Berenholtz, Courtesy of The Durst Organization
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Ultra-Luxury Manhattan 'Superblock' Opens Affordable Housing Lottery

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Home & Design Editor
Updated: 15 August 2017
Cheap rent is hard to find in New York City, but every once in a while, a new affordable housing lottery opens up and makes you believe in the Big Apple dream all over again.
VIA West 57
VIA West 57 | Courtesy of The Durst Organization

This isn’t your average affordable housing. VIA 57 West, an ultra-luxury building in Hell’s Kitchen, is now taking applications for 36 coveted units for their affordable housing lottery.

The pyramid-shaped residential “superblock” offers some pretty sweet amenities, including a fitness center, golf simulator, screening room, pool, and perhaps the best of them all, in-unit washer and dryers. That means no more Sunday night trips to the laundromat with your 30-pound bag.

That is, if you qualify.

VIA West 57
VIA West 57 | Courtesy of The Durst Organization

Studios start at $1,448 (there’s only one unit at that price) and 1-bedroom units start at $2,902. While these apartments are certainly less than the average Manhattan rent, they’re still a bit pricey for “affordable housing.” Each unit also has tight minimum and maximum income restrictions, but if you make at least $51,532 (and no more than $80,160 for the pricier 1-bedrooms), you may just qualify for your dream apartment on the Hudson River.

Indoor swimming pool at VIA 57 West
Indoor swimming pool at VIA 57 West | © Iwan Baan, Courtesy of The Durst Organization

So if you do meet the requirements, and are looking to change digs, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to send in an application – where else can you live in luxury for under $2,000?

VIA West 57
VIA West 57 | Courtesy of The Durst Organization