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Lottery Ticket for Hunters Point Apt.

Apply Now For New Development

The marketing period and housing lottery for affordable units at the new Hunters Point South development opened to the public last Wednesday, Oct. 15, and continues through December-provided lottery tickets last that long.

State Sen. Michael Gianaris said last Thursday, Oct. 16 that residents should apply either by mail or online.

As previously reported in this newspaper, a packed forum on the development last month brought out hundreds–so many came that were interested in learning about the units that some had to be turned away from the event at Sunnyside Community Services. Subsequent events were held Oct. 1 in Woodside and Oct. 6 in Long Island City.

The first two buildings scheduled to open in early 2015 are the Hunters Point South commons–a 306 unit boutiquestyle building with studios, one and two bedrooms and Hunters Point South Crissing, a larger building with 619 apartments.

“The addition of 925 permanently affordable housing units in our community is exciting, and I urge all western Queens residents to take advantage of this opportunity and apply,” Gianaris said in a statement. “As more and more New Yorkers flock to our neighborhoods to live, work, and raise their families, it is vital that western Queens remains affordable, and the Hunter’s Point South development represents a major step in that direction.”

Gianaris co-hosted the series of forums with City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan, Community Board 2, the Related Companies and city officials.

The marketing period will close 60 days after the announcement, Dec. 15. The lottery will award 50 percent of the apartments to individuals residing within the confines of Community Board 2, which covers Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City and part of Maspeth.

The moderate income range for both buildings will be from $50,000 to $225,000 a year, and the low income range will run from $20,000 to $50,000. All apartments are designed to be permanently affordable, developers noted.

Those interested in applying can do so online by creating a profile and filling out an application at www.nyc.gov/housingconnect, or by mail to Hunters Point South Living, 1357 Broadway, P.O. Box 308, New York, NY 10018.

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