The former Pep Boys that is now home to Otto Greenpoint (Google Maps)

If you are dreaming of living in luxury directly on McGuinness Boulevard surrounded by gas stations in the footprint of a former Pep Boys Auto Shop, then you’re in luck. The city’s affordable housing lottery presents you the opportunity to apply for one of the 60 low and middle-income units at The Otto Greenpoint, a 197 unit “luxury” development at 211 McGuinness Blvd that markets itself as “community-forward.” The lottery is open through March 6.

According to Otto’s website, amenities include “a full time front desk concierge, a community lounge, library and co-working space, a resident’s gaming lounge, a state-of-the-art penthouse fitness center and an expansive rooftop with pool, hot tub, BBQs, lawn areas, outdoor TV and 360-degree views of New York City.”

Otto Greenpoint (Google Maps)

Otto’s rooftop pool rendering

Seven studios ($1,045 – $2,201 per month),  43 one-bedroom apartments ($1,064 – $2,320 per month), and 10 two-bedroom apartments ($1,276 – $2,795 per month) are up for grabs in the lottery.


The building will provide a private shuttle that costs $2 per trip to the India Street ferry stop and Court Square in Long Island City. The building is also a quick walk to the G train when you want to escape the boulevard.

Otto Greenpoint


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