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Halletts Point megaproject launches first rental from $2,150/month

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10 Halletts Point brings more than 400 apartments to the Astoria waterfront

Photos: Courtesy of the Durst Organization

The first—and, thus far, only—completed building in the Halletts Point megaproject is finally ready for its debut. The Durst Organization, which is developing the seven-building project, announced this week that 10 Halletts Point has launched leasing, with rents for its more than 400 apartments starting at around $2,100/month.

It’s taken Durst some time to get to this point, and the Halletts Point project has been a thing for even longer. The parcel of land, which juts into the East River above Roosevelt Island, was first earmarked for development by Lincoln Equities back in 2009, and the whole shebang was approved by the city in 2013. Durst acquired a majority stake in the megaproject in 2014, and construction on 10 Halletts Point finally got underway in 2016.

There have been other issues—the expiration and resuscitation of the 421-a tax abatement program, and the city pulling $143 million for one of the development’s all-affordable buildings—along the way, and the rest of the megaproject is still awaiting financing, but 10 Halletts Point, at least, is ready for residents.

The Dattner Architects-designed building has two towers (one 22 stories, the other 17) that rise from a blockier base, which will soon be home to a grocery store. The structure itself is clad in copper, and has a number of sustainable elements, including its own water reuse systems. (Durst is hoping it will eventually get LEED Gold certification.)

The apartments themselves are fairly standard, but have one standout feature: floor-to-ceiling windows, which—assuming you’re on the correct side of the building—maximize the views of Manhattan, Roosevelt Island, and the East River. Amenities include a ton of outdoor space (including terraces and a sun room), a children’s playroom, and a fitness center. There will also be public perks, such as a waterfront esplanade and a playground.

Rents at 10 Halletts Point are, unsuprisingly, higher than the average for Astoria: Studios start at $2,150/month; one-bedrooms go from $2,525/month; and the most expensive units—two-bedrooms with two bathrooms—start at $4,050/month. The building also has 81 affordable apartments that hit the housing lottery last year.

Though it’s not exactly close to most public transit options—the closest subway is about a mile away—the NYC Ferry’s Astoria stop is a short walk from the building. The building will provide shuttles to and from the ferry and subway for commuters.