Affordable Housing

Pyramid-shaped luxury building in Hell's Kitchen is now taking applications for 'affordable' apartments

By Alanna Schubach  | August 16, 2017 - 12:00PM

Applications are open on Housing Connect for 36 below-market rate apartments in Via 57 West, a striking new pyramid-shaped luxury development, designed by Bjarke Ingles, facing the Hudson River in Hell's Kitchen. Studios and one-, two-, and three-bedroom units are available to renters earning between 90 and 120 percent of the area median income, which perhaps stretches the definition of "affordable." For instance, New Yorkers earning as much as $80,000 per year can apply for studios renting for $1,949 per month. 

 See below for more information on both income requirements and available units: 


The property has 24-hour doorman service and in-unit washers and dryers. Renters have to pay an extra fee to make use of amenities like a gym, basketball court, golf simulator, movie screening room, pool, and landscaped courtyard. Note that, given the building's riverside location between 11th and 12th avenues, residents will be several avenues from the nearest subway station, which in this case is at Columbus Circle. 

Preference for the units goes to current residents of New York City. 

If you're interested and think you might qualify, you can create a profile and apply online via NYC Housing Connect, or request a paper application by mailing a self-addressed envelope to VIA 57 West c/o The Wavecrest Management Team, 87-14 116th Street, Richmond Hill, NY 11418. (Don't apply more than once, or you could wind up disqualified.)

Applications are due by October 11th. 

Note: Brick Underground is in no way affiliated with New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development or the Housing Development Corporation. 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.


Alanna Schubach

Contributing writer

Contributing editor Alanna Schubach has over a decade of experience as a New York City-based freelance journalist.

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