Solari: New Option for Luxury Apartments in Midtown Manhattan

Dozens of luxury apartment units at 42 West 33rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues are being offered at below market-rate rents and are currently accepting lottery applications. The new development, known as Solari, is renting studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments.

A total of 45 units (14 luxury studios, 26 one-bedrooms and 5 two-bedrooms) have been put aside for affordable housing – The no fee New York City apartments are renting at 60 percent of the Area Median Income and the deadline date in accepting applications is December 4th. Solari’s affordable housing units, also known as below-market units will be rented to families earning a combined income between $33,875 and $57,240 annually, according to the housing lottery. Individuals earning an annual salary between $31,612 and $40,080 are eligible to apply for the Solari rentals. These selected below-market luxury units will rent at the following prices:

  • Studios will rent for $867 per month;
  • One-bedroom apartments will rent for $931 per month;
  • Two-bedroom apartments will rent for $1,123 per month.

If you don’t qualify for the lottery process, don’t worry. Solari has a total of 233 no fee luxury apartments in Midtown with quality amenities (like an indoor swimming pool) just waiting to be checked out.

Solari, the Midtown NYC no fee rentals, are brand spanking new and accepting occupants. The Solari mixed-use building was designed by the Stephen B. Jacobs Group, based in the Big Apple on Park Avenue. The Stephen B. Jacobs Group is a full service architectural and interior design firm founded in 1967. They also designed the Greenwich Street Hotel in Tribeca. The owner, developer and property manager of Solari is the Torkian Group with Hersel Torkian at the helm.

So, remember…if you’re looking for a new option, think of Solari no fee apartments in Midtown. And don’t forget to get your lottery application in before the deadline.


Are There Affordable No Fee Rentals in Flatiron NYC?

Look at all of the no fee retals in Flatiron NYCWhat is the difference between rent control, rent stabilization and affordable housing that is offered at most new luxury apartment complexes in New York City?

Rent controlled apartments in New York City started in 1920 when a severe housing shortage led to high rents and rent strikes. To help remedy the problem, the New York State legislature passed a rent-control program designed to keep costs down and limit baseless evictions. Rent control is now defunct and the only people living in rent-controlled apartments are able to do so if it is inherited from a family member. Essentially a form of nepotism, rent-controlled apartments can be passed down within a family from one person to the next whenever the existing tenant of the apartment vacates or dies.

Rent stabilization is defined as setting maximum rates for annual rent increases and entitles tenants to receive required services from their landlords and have their leases renewed, which protects tenants from sharp increases in rent. About one million apartments in New York City are covered by rent stabilization. Here are four steps for finding a rent stabilized apartment in NYC as posted in an article at CurbedNY

  1. Figure out what rent stabilization is – Rent stabilization mainly applies to buildings with six or more units that were built before 1974, and some new buildings are also rent-stabilized. A household’s annual income must be less than $200,000 to qualify.
  2. Determine which buildings are rent stabilized –  the NYC Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) offers the Rent Guidelines Board that maintains a list of all buildings registered in NYC.
  3. Make sure you actually sign a rent-stabilized lease – The lease should state that the apartment is rent stabilized, and landlords are legally required to include a rent stabilization rider with the lease. Rent-stabilized leases also must be for one or two years.
  4. Move in and stay put – Landlords are required to renew all rent-stabilized leases, so once you’re settled in your less-than-market rate apartment, you’ll never be forced to give it up.

The definition of affordable housing is when a household spends no more than 30% of its income on rent. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to create and preserve 200,000 units (including luxury apartment buildings) of affordable housing throughout the five boroughs over 10 years, according to an article posted on It goes on to detail that the project will cost $41.4 billion and will receive funding from the city, state and federal government. Potential tenants must go through a lottery process to obtain affordable housing in NYC.

One of the new and luxury no fee rentals in Flatiron NYC is EOS NoMad located at 100 West 31st Street and included in Mayor De Blasio’s affordable housing program. If you’re interested in more information on eco-friendly EOS NoMad, you can contact them through their website, or call (212) 899-3131 and speak with a leasing agent regarding EOS’s affordable housing units.