By Sabina Mollot
The apartments allocated as “affordable” in Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village are, as Blackstone, has promised, renovated, which would be expected given the only somewhat reduced price.
However, unlike market units, they can’t be toured by prospective renters until they’re contacted because an apartment has become available. Would-be tenants won’t encounter any surprises though since all the available one and two-bedroom units are similar in layout and in the fixtures.
What’s to be expected is an included air conditioner in the living room window and in each bedroom, though like all other tenants, they’ll be paying extra surcharges to keep cool. The ACs will be either GE or Friedrich. At this time, monthly surcharges are $26.65 per unit, a rate set by the Division of Housing and Community Renewal for all tenants.
Kitchens will come with a dishwasher, which like the other kitchen appliances like the fridge and microwave, are manufactured by GE.
All kitchen cabinets have wood finish with white appliances and granite or Corian surface countertops.
All apartments have the classic blond wood parquet floor that will ultimately have to be 80 percent covered.
Bathrooms are white-tiled.
All apartments will have at least four closets, including a linen closet, though they won’t necessarily all be laid out the same way.
Additionally, like all other residents, lottery winners will have their utility fees included in their rents, which are determined by area median income.