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Bronx, Landmarks Preservation Commission

Streetview of 842 Manida Avenue, Map data © 2020 Google

The Bronx has gained a new historic district, making it the 150th district to be landmarked in New York City. The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday voted to designate the Manida Street Historic, a block of semi-attached brick homes in Hunts Points. Residents first pushed for the South Bronx street to be recognized in 2010, as development began to accelerate in the neighborhood. “This gem of a district is a complete district that still exists and is not only a reminder of the 20th-century residential development of the South Bronx, but it’s also a reflection and testament to the commitment of its current community,” LPC Chair Sarah Carroll said on Tuesday.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

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In a super convenient Bronx location, a brand new, sustainable development that was built as subsidized housing to help seniors “age in place” has just opened an affordable housing lottery for 84 apartments. Available to households with at least one member who is 62 years of age or older and who earn between $0 and $51,200 annually, the units will cost tenants 30 percent of their income. Designed by MAP at 122 East Clarke Place in the Concourse Village neighborhood, the building encourages social interaction through lounges on each floor, a roof terrace, and landscaped rear yard for outdoor cooking.

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Bronx, Events

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A drive-in festival with live performances, movies, and local food vendors is set to open near Yankee Stadium this summer, offering New Yorkers a way to have fun without violating social distancing rules. From the event planners who put on the Bronx Night Market and the Bronx Beer Fest, the “Uptown Drive-In Experience” is slated to open in July as a “social distancing playground,” according to the organizers.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

Grand Concourse running through the West Bronx; Photo by Dan DeLuca on Flickr

The city on Tuesday launched a housing lottery for 33 units at an affordable housing rental in the West Bronx. The newly constructed 12-story building at 2051 Ryer Avenue sits between the Grand Concourse and Webster Avenue in the neighborhood of Mount Hope. New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which include $605/month studios, $769/month one-bedrooms, $933/month two-bedrooms, and $1,069/month three-bedrooms.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

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There are 25 middle-income apartments available at a newly constructed building in the South Bronx through the city’s affordable housing lottery. Located at 603 Pontiac Place in Melrose, the six-story rental is conveniently located one block from the 2 and 5 subway trains, making a commute to Midtown less than 30 minutes. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 80 percent of the area median income can apply for the units, which include 15 one-bedrooms for $1,320/month and 10 two-bedrooms for $1,591/month.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

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The city on Thursday launched an affordable housing lottery for 280 mixed-income apartments in the Bronx neighborhood of West Farms. Located at 1932 Bryant Avenue, the newly constructed 15-story rental sits just two blocks from the 2, 5 subway trains and less than half a mile from the beloved Bronx Zoo. New Yorkers earning 30, 40, 50, 60 and 100 percent of the area median income are invited to apply for the units, ranging from a $354/month studio to a $2,075/month three-bedroom.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

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More than 250 affordable and middle-income apartments are up for grabs at a three-building development in the South Bronx. The rentals, found at 741 Concourse Village West, 702 Grand Concourse, and 180 East 156th Street, are located within the Grand Concourse Historic District and next to Franz Sigel Park. Qualifying New Yorkers earning between 30 and 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which start at $331/month studios and go up to $2,406/month three-bedrooms.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

Photo of Woodlawn Cemetery by Ted via Flickr/cc 

A housing lottery launched on Thursday for placement on a 20,000-person waiting list for a number of rental properties in the East Bronx. Found across the neighborhoods of Williamsbridge and Wakefield, the location of the buildings stretch from Woodlawn Cemetery to about Pelham Bay. New Yorkers earning 50, 85, 90, and 95 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which range from a $1,106/month one-bedroom to a $2,074/month three-bedroom. Eligible applicants will be randomly selected and placed on the waitlist for future vacancies.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

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At 3120 Park Avenue and 451 East 159th Street, in the Melrose section of the Bronx, 31 affordable apartments are up for grabs for New Yorkers earning 30, 50, 100, and 110 percent of the area median income. The Park and Elton Apartments, which are located close to Yankee Stadium and many public transit options, have available units ranging from $359/month studios to $2,052/month two-bedrooms.

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affordable housing, Bronx, Crown Heights, Policy

The site of the proposed affordable senior housing building in Morrisania; Map data © 2020 Google

The city is looking to construct two affordable senior complexes with between 150 and 200 housing units each. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development on Friday released a request for proposals for two underused city-owned sites, one in the Bronx’s Morrisania neighborhood and the other in Crown Heights in Brooklyn. The developments fall under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration’s “Seniors First” housing program, which aims to serve 30,000 senior households by 2026 through the creation and preservation of affordable housing.

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