The building that ignited the recent "poor door" war is now accepting applications for its 55 affordable rentals. The controversial Extell-developed tower near West 64th Street came under fire for opting to have two entrances: one for the 219 luxury condos, with the address of 50 Riverside Boulevard and name One Riverside Park, and another for the below-market rate rentals, which have the address 40 Riverside Boulevard. The condos have river views, while the rentals face the city, but if your rent is $833/month, maybe you won't mind the less-than perfect views. Brick Underground spotted the call for applications, which can be submitted through the city's Housing Connect website. Rents start at $833/month for studios, $895 for one-bedrooms, and $1,082 for the two-bedrooms. Applicable annual incomes range from $30,240 for a single person to $50,340 for a family of four.
Applications are due April 20, and half of the units will be reserved for families living in the neighborhood; in this case that follows the borders of Community Board 7.
The rental amenities, which will be separate from the condo amenities, include a community room, a laundry room, bike storage, and parking. The condo owners, who will be paying between $1.175 million and $25.75 million, will have a swimming pool, squash court, bowling alley, and more. Of the 145 condos listed on StreetEasy, only 12 are not in contract.
· Apply Now for Affordable Rentals In the Upper West Side "Poor Door" Building [BU]
· 40 Riverside Boulevard [Housing Partnership]
· All coverage of 40 Riverside Boulevard [Curbed]