You had us at “free rent.”
The City of New Rochelle is very excited about RXR Realty’s new 28-story high-rise going up at 360 Huguenot St. The mixed-use development is set to include retail space, 280 luxury rental units, and art space including and 10,000 square foot “black box” theater. And now it could also include you, rent free, for a year.
In an effort to attract artists to this space, RXR and the city have teamed up in a contest wherein one person shall be given a yearlong lease on one of the building’s decked-out studio apartments absolutely free.
“Our artist community is a critical component of the downtown transformation,” says Luiz Aragon, Commissioner of Development for the City of New Rochelle. “The contest is a fun way to foster that community and the creative energy that powers the city.”
The 459 square foot studio space includes floor-to-ceiling windows with spectacular views of the city and skyline, hardwood floors, walk-in closets, stainless steel appliances (including dishwasher!), and smart locks. Additional building amenities include lounge, game room, indoor/outdoor fitness center and yoga studio, and even valet parking. Market pricing for the unit? $1,985 per month.
If free rent in a luxury studio sounds like it might be something you’d be interested in, entering the contest is easy: simply submit a 30-second video saying why New Rochelle is an ideal creative place to live. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. on May 17, 2019. Really, that’s it. (Okay, you have to be 21 or older as of July 1, but that’s really it.)
You can check out more details in the contest launch video below: