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Application process begins for the first two mixed-income residential buildings at Hunter’s Point South

Hunter’s Point South Commons and Hunter’s Point South Crossing bring 925 permanently affordable apartments to Long Island City; residents will enjoy gracious apartment layouts, premium amenities and unparalleled views of the Manhattan skyline

Beginning today and running through December 15th, income-qualified New Yorkers may submit lottery applications for the first two mixed-income residential buildings at Hunter’s Point South.

The two buildings—Hunter’s Point South Commons and Hunter’s Point South Crossing—bring 925 low- and moderate-income permanently affordable apartments to the Long Island City waterfront. Qualifying* individuals are encouraged to apply using the city’s Housing Connect website or by submitting a paper application via written request to Hunter’s Point South Living, 1357 Broadway, Box 308, New York, NY 10018.

It is important that all online applications are submitted and paper applications are postmarked no later than December 15th, and that all applicants only submit one application. Once all applications are received, lottery preferences will first be given to mobility, hearing and/or visually impaired households (7%), to current residents of Queens Community Board 2 neighborhoods (50 %) and then to current New York City municipal employees (5%). One apartment will be reserved for the property manager. Qualified applicants will begin to be notified of their housing lottery status in early 2015 and the first group of selected residents can expect to begin moving into the buildings in spring 2015.

Developed by Related Companies, Phipps Houses and Monadnock Development, and designed by SHoP Architects with Ismael Leyva Architects, the two LEED Silver and Enterprise Green Community designed buildings will offer residents a variety of apartments. Features include more generous apartment layouts and a number of shared amenities including: public terraces, fitness centers, tech centers, bike storage, a community rooftop garden, party rooms, laundry rooms, a parking garage and a pet amenity. Both buildings will be fully staffed with 24-hour lobby attendants and an on-site resident manager will also be available. All apartments will include dishwashers, and each of the two-and three-bedroom apartments will have in-unit washers and dryers. Also, Hunter’s Point South Commons and Crossing will offer a smoke-free living environment for all residents and will be operated by the Related Management team.*

Hunter’s Point South is a short walk from the subway (7, E, G and M lines), the Long Island Rail Road and East River Ferry, offering residents an easy commute to Midtown Manhattan. Hunter’s Point South Commons is a 37-story building with 619 apartments located at 1-50 50th Avenue. Hunter’s Point South Crossing is a 32-story building with 306 apartments located at 1-55 Borden Avenue. Both buildings will offer a variety of living opportunities for various household sizes and income levels, with an equal mix of low and moderate residences in each building (see attached). For more information on the buildings and application process, please visit

To set up an application profile to participate in the lottery, please visit



NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development:
Eric Bederman
(212) 863-5176