Starting tomorrow, qualifying New Yorkers can apply for affordable apartments at Prospect Heights‘ new rental The Brooklyn Zinc. Located at 313 St. Mark’s Avenue just three blocks from Prospect Park, the building sits on a rare oblong-shaped development site, which allowed for a large interior courtyard, in addition to a landscaped rooftop terrace with lounging and dining areas and a bocce court and garden-level terrace. S3 Architecture designed the project as a two-winged structure, the main facade of which is clad in corrugated zinc panels punctuated by projecting bright yellow window frames. Of its 75 units, 15 are reserved for those earning 60 percent of the area median income and range from $856/month studios to $1,114/month two-bedrooms.
The second wing of the project is on Bergen Street (the bulk of the lot is in the center of the block) where S3 created a simple, four-story walk-up with three duplexes.
The apartments have 10’6” ceilings, wide-plank white oak flooring, in-unit washer/dryers, Restoration Hardware light fixtures, casement windows with energy efficient glass, and, in many units, balconies or terraces. Kitchens have white lacquer upper cabinetry, walnut lower cabinetry, white subway tiles backsplashes, and polished Caesarstone Concrete countertops.
In addition to the outdoor spaces, amenities include a penthouse-level residents’ lounge with pool tables and kitchenette, fitness center, screening room, bike storage, tenants’ storage, on-site parking, and a pet spa and dog run.
Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable apartments at the Brooklyn Zinc until June 21, 2017. Fifty percent of units are reserved for residents of the Brooklyn Community Board 8. 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.
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Construction photos courtesy of CityRealty; Renderings courtesy of the Brooklyn Zinc
Neighborhoods : Prospect Heights