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.
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.
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?