242 East 106th Street
242 East 106th Street Heads to City Council
The City Council is now reviewing an application, submitted by the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), for a 10-story, affordable housing development, at 242 East 106th Street in Manhattan's East Harlem neighborhood. The application entered the public review process in April and has so far been evaluated by Manhattan's Community Board 11, Manhattan's Borough President, and the City Planning Commission. After the City Council, it will only have to pass through the hands of the NYC Mayor's Office, which can either approve the project or issue a veto.
While permits have already been filed for the building itself, the HPD's application will facilitate units that fall under the ShareNYC pilot program. This program is an initiative that seeks to utilize shared housing as a way to help the HPD expand its high-quality affordable living options. Shared housing units are defined by the HPD as consisting of two or more independently occupied rooms that share a kitchen and/or bathroom.