The Astor LIC
Affordable Housing Rentals
NYC Apartments for Rent
LIC Queens

Deadline to Apply: April, 7 2021

The Astor LIC is a new lifestyle-forward residential development offering a uniquely extravagant collection of studio, one-, and two-bedroom residences located at the crossroads of two of NYC’s most sought after neighborhoods – bustling Long Island City and tranquil Astoria, Queens.

The Astor LIC will offer residents modern conveniences including an attended lobby, onsite superintendent and onsite parking, as well as an expansive indoor amenity club featuring a state-of-the-art fitness center, multiple resident lounges, a co-working space, private dining & party areas, and two rooftop terraces.

Modern lobby with high ceilings, contemporary fixtures, lighting and couches
Bright modern open kitchen with stainless steel appliances, dark and light cabinetry, white counter with bar stools, wood floors, eat in dining table and door to outdoor space
Beautiful rooftop deck with seating, outdoor kitchen and grill, barstools and counter, tiled floor, greenery and plants and city views at sunset
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prices from $2,050

1 Bedrooms

prices from $2,400

2 Bedrooms

prices from $3,100

*Rents and corresponding household income ranges based on 130% AMI.

Building Amenities:

  • Attended Lobby
  • Fitness Center
  • Rooftop Yoga & Fitness Area
  • Movement Studio
  • Resident's Lounge
  • Co-working Space
  • Billiard Lounge
  • Conference &
    Private Dining Room
  • Two Rooftop Terraces
  • Outdoor Bar & BBQs
  • Dog Run
  • Onsite Superintendent
  • Onsite Parking*

*additional fees apply



  • Proximity to E / M / R Trains
  • Easy Access to Queensboro Plaza


  • Proximity to Q101, Q66, Q102

Affordable Housing Rentals by Lottery

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) creates affordable housing opportunities for many household incomes levels and sizes. The buildings are privately owned. HPD and HDC have a monitoring and oversight role.
This project is a 421a with maximum income levels for this project is set at 130%AMI (Area Median Income)

All Affordable Rentals are regulated so the rent can’t go up too much over time.

How to apply

You will apply to the Astor Lottery using the Housing Connect public portal.
This portal allows you to access affordable housing opportunities in New York City across all five boroughs.

To begin registration, you will create a username and password. This will establish your basic profile and will enable you to apply to the Astor and follow-up on your application.

Key information

Household Setup

Qualification as a Household:

"Household" at admission shall mean (i) a single person, or (ii) two or more persons who: a. are Immediate Family Members; b. are Extended Family Members who need to live together in order to support one another with respect to finances, child care, eldercare, medical care, or other extenuating family circumstance, as indicated by self-certifications explaining the family circumstances and needs; or c. are financially interdependent, as indicated by (i) current leases or utility records demonstrating a shared address, or (ii) documentation, such as bank accounts, demonstrating shared assets.

"Immediate Family Member" shall mean, with respect to any person, (i) his or her grandparent, parent or Guardian, child or Dependent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner, and (ii) any of their respective grandparents, parents or Guardians, children or Dependents, grandchildren, siblings, spouses, or domestic partners.

Extended Family Member- "Extended Family Member" shall mean, with respect to any person, (i) his or her Immediate Family Member, and (ii) his or her aunt, uncle, or first cousin, or any of their respective Immediate Family Members.

Income Requirements

After you complete your personal details, you will be asked for income details. You can record multiple income sources for each member, Select the source that matches your income type and begin the questionnaire to respond one question at a time.

The highest income reflected on the most recent pay stubs, W-2 or tax return will be “the tax return income.” And will be calculated as your income level.

Available Units & Income Requirements

130% Area Median Income (AMI) Units

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Unit Size

Monthly Rent

Units Available

Household Size
Annual Household Income




1 Person

$70,286 - $103,480

2 People

$70,286 - $118,300

1 Bedroom



1 Person

$82,286 - $103,480

2 People

$82,286 - $118,300

3 People

$82,286 - $133,120

2 Bedroom



2 People

$106,286 - $118,300

3 People

$106,286 - $133,120

4 People

$106,286 - $147,810

5 People

$106,286 - $159,640


  • The asset limitation for this project is currently at $147,810.00.
  • Applicants owning real property in NYC or within 100 miles of NYC are not eligible for an affordable unit.