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Nine Mixed-income Apartments Available in the LES Tower that Replaced Old Moscot HQ

Rendering of 118 Orchard Street by Gorlin Architects; View of former Moscot HQ via Google Street View

A lottery has opened for nine mixed-income units at the new residential building rising in the Lower East Side at the corner of Orchard and Delancey. The new construction at 118 Orchard Street replaced the iconic Moscot eyeglasses store that had been there for 77 years until it moved across the street. The 12-story building topped out earlier this summer and will comprise 24 apartments in total. Individuals and households earning 70 to 130 percent of the area median income are eligible to apply for the handful of one- and three-bedroom apartments, which range from $1,115 to $2,777/month.

Designed by Alexander Gorlin Architects with SWA Architecture as the executive architects, the building features full-height glass walls, dark metal spandrels, and red-accented mullions. There will be two floors of retail followed by 10 floors of residences, including duplex units on the 9th through 12th floors, as CityRealty reported. Some apartments will have private outdoor spaces, in the form of Juliet balconies or larger terraces. Amenities include a common roof deck, a card-operated laundry room, and a package room.

The location offers proximity to nearby Essex Crossing and everything the hip neighborhood has to offer. The closest transit options include the B, D, F, J, and Z trains.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the apartments until September 19, 2019. Questions regarding this offer must be referred to NYC’s Housing Connect department by dialing 311.

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