Edgemere is a small neighborhood in the Rockaways that was full of beachfront hotels and bungalows back at the turn of the century. After Robert Moses tore down its most magnificent hotel and replaced it with a parking lot in 1941, the area soon fell into disrepair and became a ghost town. Just this year, however, the city released itsResilient Edgemere Community Planning Initiativeto repair Sandy damage, protect the neighborhood from future flooding, improve transportation, and build resilient housing. One of these new projects is called Beach Green Dunes, a brand new passive building at 44-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard with amenities like a roof garden, courtyard, parking, and fitness center. An affordable housing lottery for its 100 units opens Friday, ranging from$653/month studios to $1,597/month three-bedrooms.
Live in the Rockaways' first passive building for $653/month
The building was “designed to withstand the severe weather conditions of the Rockaways, while incorporating many energy-efficient features.”