Here's an opportunity to rent a Bronx apartment for as little as $690 a month
By Nathan Tempey |February 22, 2018 - 12:00PM
The eight-unit building at 626 East 223 St. includes two lottery apartments.
The city is taking applications for two apartments in a new building in Wakefield, in the northern reaches of the Bronx, through the housing lottery.
The apartments are a one and a two bedroom in an eight-unit building at 626 East 223rd St. The one bedroom is set aside for one or two people making $23,657-$30,560 total a year, with a rent of $690 a month. The two bedroom is reserved for two to four people making $41,143-$57,240 a year altogether. The rent for that apartment is $1,200 a month.
Wakefield is a quiet, working-class neighborhood of small houses and prewar apartment buildings at the end of the 2 and 5 line, bordered to the north by Mount Vernon. It's about an hour from Midtown via the 2 and 5 trains, or an hour and a half by express bus. The Metro-North runs into Grand Central in just under a half hour from the Woodlawn stop, which is a 15-minute walk away from the building.
If you're interested and think you might qualify for one of these apartments, you can create a profile and apply online via NYC Housing Connect. Don't apply more than once, or you could be disqualified.
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