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Bloomberg-backed Kips Bay micro-apartments open for rents as low as $950 a month—here's how to apply

By Virginia K. Smith  | September 1, 2015 - 12:02PM

Applications opened this morning for affordable rentals at My Micro NY, the much-buzzed-about complex of micro-apartments just constructed at 335 East 27th Street in Kips Bay. A pet project of then-mayor Michael Bloomberg, the building consists of studios 360 square feet and under, all of which were put together at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, then stacked into the building, as Curbed NY reported earlier this summer. 

There are two types of studios available, per the listing on NYC Housing Connect: 11 $950/month studios for one person earning between $34,526 and $48,350, or two people making between $34,526 and $55,250; and three $1,492/month studios for one person making between $53,109 and $78,650, or two people making between $53,109 and $89,830. (Seems to us you could get a lot more space for $1,492 a month if you just moved uptown or to the outer boroughs, but nobody asked us.)

You can check out renderings of the project below (via the NYC Mayor's Office Flickr account), as well as video of the units actually being stacked:

Building amenities are set to include a virtual doorman, bike storage, fitness center, business room, salon, roof terrace, and, for an extra charge, storage lockers.

If you think you qualify, you can apply online by making a profile and submitting an application via the NYC Housing Connect website, or by sending a self-addressed envelope or postcard requesting a paper application to LESPMHA MICRO, 228 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009. Applications are due by November 2nd, and you can get full project and application details here.

Note: BrickUnderground is in no way affiliated with New York City public housing. If you are interested in applying to this or other affordable housing developments, please go to the NYC Housing Connect website for information and instructions.


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