Nov. 6, 2017 By Christian Murray
The lottery opened today for 21 affordable units that are part of a luxury building that is going up by Socrates Sculpture Park.
The building, called Vernon Tower, is eight stories tall and consists of 105 units. Construction is anticipated to be complete by the end of 2017.
The tower, located at 11-06 31st Drive, sits directly across from Socrates Sculpture Park and just a few blocks from the Noguchi Museum and waterfront promenade.
Half of the 21 affordable units that are up for grabs have been set aside for people who reside in Community Board 1, which consists of Astoria, Dutch Kills and a sliver of Woodside.
The units are for City residents who earn up to 60 percent of the area median, with rents going from $867/month for studios and $1,123/month two-bedrooms. There are five studios, five one-bedrooms and 11 two-bedroom units on offer.
Applications close January 8, 2018.
The building comes with amenities such as a fitness center, landscaped green roof deck, a recreation room, bike storage and in-unit washer/dryer.
A 24-hour doorman will be stationed in the lobby as well as a hi-tech security system throughout.
To apply go to housing connect.