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Apple’s first store in the Bronx is now open

By Devin Gannon, Mon, September 27, 2021

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Getting help from the Genius Bar or checking out the latest iPhone just got a lot easier for Bronx residents. Apple opened its first location in the borough on Friday, marking the company’s 11th store in New York City. The Apple Store will be located on the ground level of Mall at Bay Plaza in Baychester.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

Renderings courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

New Yorkers earning 40, 50, or 80 percent of the area median income may qualify for 41 affordable apartments at a new building in the Bronx. Located in the Jerome Park neighborhood, close to both Bronx Park and Van Cortlandt Park, the 13-story building at 211 East 203rd Street is offering units ranging from $592/month studios to $1,681/month two-bedrooms. Some of the apartments are set aside for seniors, while others are reserved for those who qualify for the Section 8 program. The building offers several outdoor spaces and convenient access to public transportation.

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affordable housing, Bronx, Design

Rendering courtesy of Robert A.M. Stern Architects

About a month after Robert A.M. Stern’s affordable rental building opened in Brooklyn, the renowned architect’s firm has been tapped to design another residential development designated for low-income New Yorkers. The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development last week announced a project to bring 40 homeownership opportunities to a new 8-story building in the Bronx, which will be designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) and developed in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity, Camber Property Group, Almat Urban, and Interboro Community Land Trust. The building, located near Claremont Park, will have apartments that are affordable to families of three earning up to $93,000 annually.

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Rendering courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

Just a few blocks from the Bronx Zoo, a new rental building is now accepting applications for 47 affordable units as part of a new housing lottery. Located at 1973 Daly Avenue in West Farms, the 11-story building offers residents a community room, lounge, fitness center, and outdoor recreational space. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, priced at $1,254/month for a studio, $1,343/month for a one-bedroom, and $1,611/month for a two-bedroom.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

Photo by Steven Pisano on Flickr

Located at 69 East 233rd Street, right across from Woodlawn Cemetery and adjacent to Van Cortlandt Park, this senior-housing building has just launched an affordable housing lottery for 55 apartments. Available to New Yorkers aged 62+ earning 50 percent of the area median income and who qualify for Section 8 benefits, the studios and one-bedrooms will cost 30 percent of one’s income. In addition to its proximity to ample outdoor space, the building features green infrastructure and its own outdoor gardening spaces.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

Rendering courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

Applications are now being accepted for 35 studios set aside for low-income New Yorkers. Located at 555 Nereid Avenue in Wakefield, the building sits on the site of the former Joseph A. Muller Army Reserve Center. The newly redesigned four-story site, dubbed the Muller Residences, now contains roughly 90 units, with 54 apartments set aside for formerly homeless veterans and 35 for those earning 60 percent of the area median income, which are available through this current housing lottery. Applicants must earn between $30,583 annually for a one-person household and $57,000 annually for a two-person household to qualify for the $892/month studio apartments.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

Rendering courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

A housing lottery launched this week for 35 middle-income apartments at a brand new Bronx building. The residential building is located at 761 East 233rd Street in the neighborhood of Wakefield, just a few blocks from the huge and historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 120 percent of the area median income, or between $56,572 annually for a one-person household and $154,680 annually for a two-person household, can apply for the units, which include $1,650/month studios, $1,750/month one-bedrooms, and $2,000 two-bedrooms.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

Rendering of 1115 Commonwealth Avenue courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

Applications are now being accepted for 283 mixed-income apartments at a mixed-use development in the South Bronx. The available units are found across three buildings, located at 1775 Watson Avenue, 1111 Commonwealth Avenue, and 1115 Commonwealth Avenue in Soundview. New Yorkers with households earning 30, 40, 50, 60, or 100 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which range from $375/month studios to $2,143/month three-bedrooms.

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Bronx, Transportation

Slide from Governor Cuomo’s 5.13.21 press conference

In a press conference today, Governor Cuomo announced that the plan to build four new Metro-North stations in underserved areas of the Bronx is officially moving forward after the state, federal government, and MTA all agreed to a $1.58 billion budget. Today, the state is reissuing the RFP for track upgrades and construction of stations at Hunts Point, Parkchester/Van Nest, Morris Park, and Co-op City. These trains will terminate at a reimagined Penn Station, reducing commute times for Bronx Residents by two-thirds.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

Image courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

In the Mount Eden section of the Bronx, just a block from the 170th Street 4 train station and a short walk to Yankee Stadium, an affordable housing lottery has opened for the new apartment building at 1325 Jerome Avenue. The 101 units are available to those earning 40, 50, and 60 percent of the area median income and range from $724/month one-bedrooms to $1,546/month three-bedrooms.

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