3-24 27th Avenue in Astoria, Queens.

Durst Organization Opens New Public Housing in Queens

by Channing Hamilton

QUEENS, N.Y. — The Durst Organization has opened 3-24 27th Avenue in Astoria, part of Durst’s Halletts Point development, an ongoing project expected to deliver 2,100 housing units near a public waterfront esplanade. The new building is adjacent to the New York Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) Astoria Houses and is also reserved for NYCHA tenants. 

The 14-story property has 163 units. Specific rent restrictions were not released for the 100 percent affordable project, but rents range from $665 per month for studios to $1,601 per month for a two-bedroom unit. Fifteen percent of the units are set aside for formerly homeless households. Amenities include a fitness center, a tenant lounge and laundry room. The architect was Dattner Architects. Future development work will include connecting the esplanade that borders the Astoria Houses to new recreational space along the water. Developers also plan to create a walkable connection between the Astoria Houses and Whitey Ford Field, a baseball field and park managed by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

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