The affordable housing lottery has launched for The Ariel, an 11-story residential building at 44-46 Purves Street in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Gerald J. Caliendo Architects, the structure yields 49 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 15 units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $68,572 to $167,570.
Amenities include pet-friendly policies, bike storage lockers, common area Wi-Fi, recreation room, gated access, green space and an outdoor terrace. Units come equipped with washers and dryers, name-brand appliances and finishes, air conditioning, hardwood floors, dishwashers, and a patio or balcony. Residents are responsible for electricity including gas stove, heat, and hot water.
At 130 percent of the AMI, there are three studios with a monthly rent of $2,000 for incomes ranging from $68,572 to $124,150; 11 one-bedrooms with a monthly rent of $2,300 for incomes ranging from $78,858 to $139,620; and one two-bedroom with a monthly rent of $2,785 for incomes ranging from $95,486 to $167,570.
Prospective renters must meet income and household size requirements to apply for these apartments. Applications must be postmarked or submitted online no later than May 2, 2022.