Queen City Lofts Welcomes Artists Home to Poughkeepsie

  |  October 16, 2018

Creativity and community combine at Queen City Lofts, Poughkeepsie’s new artist and non-artist residences, construction underway…

Situated in downtown Poughkeepsie, NY’s Main Street, Queen City will consist of 69 two-story loft-style apartments, all set at or below-market rents. The artists units start at $716.00 per month for a one bedroom and $851.00 for a two bedroom. The non-artists will start at $1,099.00 per month for a one-bedroom and $1,395.00 for a two-bedroom.

Queen City Lofts via Instagram

Visual artists who live at Queen City will be able to show their work at no cost in the building’s front lobby/art gallery. Additionally, the LEED-certified building will include three common areas: A community room with computers for common use; a performance and practice studio space; and a shared artists’ studio.

Queen City will boast a number of resident amenities, include on-site laundry, on-site superintendent, on-site management office, on-site gallery space for the resident artists, and a rooftop terrace with views of the Hudson Valley.

Views of the Hudson River from Queen City Lofts, via Instagram

Apply as an Artist

In order to qualify for Queen City’s low-cost artists lofts, at least one member of any applicant’s household must meet the Artist Certification Committee’s definition of “artist,” or anyone who practices fine, design, graphic, musical, culinary, literary, computer or performing arts; or, someone whose profession relies on the application of those skills to produce a unique creative product; i.e., an architect, crafts-person, teacher of art, music, dance, chef, photographer, etc. For more information on this process and to download an Artist Certification Application, visit queencityloftsny.com/#certif. Non-artists can download the application here. The application deadline for artist lofts is December 31, 2018.

12-foot windows in one of Queen City’s lofts

Located on Main Street in Poughkeesie city, Queen City is walking distance to the Metro-North train station, the Walkway Over the Hudson, Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, the Chance Theater, the Poughkeepsie Public Library, and local government offices. Loft residents will also be close to the Bardavon Opera House, Vassar College, Marist College, and area eateries, pubs, shops, and galleries.


Queen City Lofts is leasing now and will begin moving new tenants in starting early 2019. Visit Queencityloftsny.com, call (845) 306-7705, or email qclpoughkeepsie@aol.com. See more of Queen City Loft’s progress on Instagram@queen.city.lofts.

About Queen City Lofts

Queen City Lofts is designed in a way that will help the artists grow and prosper at their profession. The Project is designed as a community setting, which will foster a strong sense of community. The lobby of the building, which fronts on Main Street, will also act as a Gallery space for the resident artist to show their work at no cost. This design will capitalize on the already thriving artist community in the City of Poughkeepsie.

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