100-name waitlist opens for middle-income units at artsy rental in Flatbush, with 6 months free rent

June 12, 2020

Street view of Emsemble; Map data © 2020 Google

On the border of East Flatbush and Crown Heights, a 100-name waitlist has just opened for middle-income apartments at 824 East New York Avenue. The building, known as the Ensemble, was built in 2018 and is known for its facade adorned with colorful murals. As Bklyner reported, the piece was done by Argentinian artists Ariel Rouco and Augusto Turallas, who worked with the owners to represent the area’s different cultures. The units range from $1,800/month studios to $2,600/month two-bedrooms and are available to those earning 130 percent of the area median income. Those selected will receive six months free rent.

In the mural, New Yorkers from different backgrounds hold onto subway poles, while words like “respect,” “equity,” and “pride” are in scrolls at the base. The building is about eight blocks from the 2, 3, 4 trains at Utica Avenue and a short walk to Lincoln Terrace/Arthur S. Somers Park. There’s a gym, roof deck, in-unit laundry, parking, and a bike room.

In early 2019, the first lottery opened at the building, with similar income requirements and rents.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for Ensemble’s waitlist until July 14, 2020. Complete details on how to apply are available here (pdf). Questions regarding this offer must be referred to NYC’s Housing Connect department by dialing 311.

If you don’t qualify for the housing lotteries mentioned, visit CityRealty.com’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city.


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