A ceremony held yesterday in Inwood marked the opening of The Eliza, a 100 percent affordable housing development from the Community League of the Heights, the Children's Village, Ranger Properties, Housing Workshop, and Alembic Community Development.

The project, consisting of 174 homes, received more than 80,000 applications, according to an a news release from NYC Housing Preservation 7 Development. Also included in the developmetn are a new home for the Inwood Library.

“We came into office with a mission to protect public safety, rebuild our economy, and make this city more livable for working-class New Yorkers. With 174 units of affordable housing, a brand-new library, a Universal Pre-K, and STEM learning center on site, projects like The Eliza are key to achieving that mission,” said New York City Mayor Eric Adams. “With over 80,000 housing lottery applications from New Yorkers, The Eliza makes clear that the path out of our housing crisis is to build more housing."

Built at 4790 Broadway, the Eliza stands on a  site previously occupied by the old home of the Inwood Library. Other features of the property include a universal pre-kindergarten facility operated by the Department of Education.

The apartments come in a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans, and are reserved for households earning between 30 and 60 percent of the area median income level.

Fogarty Finger designed the building, according to the release.

“The design of the Inwood Library comes from my own love of libraries, a respect bordering on awe for the NYPL and its ability to continue to provide and extend its mission, and a love for our city and its neighborhoods," said architect Andrew Berman. "This project was truly collaborative, Fogarty Finger Architects and the NYPL being wonderful partners among many. Like the city itself, here the whole is greater than the sum of its parts."