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Bushwick, Cool Listings, Historic Homes

Photo credit: DDReps, courtesy of Compass

Every so often a truly unique listing comes our way, and this is one of those times. This stately building at 31 Belvidere Street in Bushwick was originally the office for the adjacent William Ulmer Brewery when it was built in 1885. Today, it’s been converted to an incredible two-family mansion, complete with massive arched windows, giant windows, a cobblestone courtyard, and that beautiful mansard roof.

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affordable housing, Brooklyn, Bushwick, housing lotteries

Photo by Shinya Suzuki on Flickr

Applications are now being accepted for 21 middle-income apartments at a brand new building in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood. The five-story rental at 93 Linden Street sits between artsy Bushwick and Wilson Avenues, thoroughfares that are dotted with hip bars and restaurants. New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which include $1,899/month studios, $1,999/month one-bedrooms, and $2,350/month two-bedrooms.

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affordable housing, Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, Bushwick, Crown Heights, housing lotteries

bushwick, brooklyn

Photo by Manny Moss on Flickr

Applications are currently being accepted to replenish a 4,000-name waitlist for income-restricted apartments across central Brooklyn. Located at 806 St. John’s Place, 924 Myrtle Avenue, 682 Chauncey Street, 1140 Bushwich Avenue, and 18 Stanhope Street, the buildings are located in Crown Heights, Bed-Stuy, and Bushwick. New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which include studios starting at $1,700/month and two-bedrooms from $2,000/month.

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Architecture, Bushwick, New Developments

Images by Eric Laigel and Imagen Subliminal, Courtesy of ODA

Five years in the making, the sprawling Denizen Bushwick is now complete. The 1.2 million-square-foot complex designed by ODA New York and developed by All Year Management stands on part of the former Rheingold Brewery Site and covers two city blocks with addresses at 54 Noll Street and 123 Melrose Street. Perceived as a monolith from the street, the complex’s interior features a series of interconnected courtyards and a green promenade. Also of note are 15 large-scale murals painted throughout the building’s circulation corridors by local artists. With an extensive amenities package that seems to include everything under the sun, it’s no wonder the project has been described as a “city within the city.”

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Bushwick, Cool Listings

27 Bleecker Street, bushwick, cool listings, townhouses

Image courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

Immediately recognizable by its chic cadet blue facade, this three-story house in Bushwick is comprised of two residential units. Asking a not-unreasonable $1,499,000, the wood-clad home at 27 Bleecker Street has been given a contemporary redesign with good looks, quality, design trends, and comfort in mind. Fortuitously situated between burgeoning sections of Bushwick and Stuyvesant Heights, the best destinations in both neighborhoods are within blocks.

Bushwick townhouse tour, this way

Bushwick, Policy

Photo by Mike Steele on Flickr

The plan to rezone Bushwick hit a possibly fatal roadblock Monday after city officials and local politicians failed to reach an agreement on affordable housing requirements. The city said it will not study the Bushwick Community Plan (BCP), first envisioned by the community in 2014 to address out-of-context development, as part of its proposal, effectively postponing the rezoning. After years of Bushwick residents calling for a study of the area’s growing gentrification, the city released its official rezoning plan last April. But local stakeholders and leaders, including Council Members Antonio Reynoso and Rafel Espinal Jr., said the city’s plan fell short of the vision laid out in the BCP.

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Bushwick, Cool Listings

364 Harman Street, cool listings, Bushwick,

Photo credit: Jesse Armas, courtesy of Compass.

If you’re looking for a sleek pied-a-terre or an attractive investment condo in buzzy central Bushwick, this compact studio at 364 Harman Street fits the bill. At $490,000, the brand-new condominium offers amenities–like a gym and a parking garage–not often found in newly-constructed boutique buildings in the neighborhood. A private terrace adds to the list of enviable perks.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Williamsburg

Photo by Korye Logan on Flickr

A lottery launched on Tuesday for 17 middle-income units at a new building in Brooklyn. Located at 188 Humboldt Street, the rental borders Williamsburg and Bushwick and sits just one block from the L train at Montrose Avenue. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which range from a $2,176/month studio to a $2,758/month two-bedroom apartment.

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Bushwick, Long Island City, Policy, Staten Island

Photo via Joe MabelWiki Commons

New Yorkers for Parks has released three new Open Space Index reports, a series of in-depth “neighborhood snapshots” of parks and open space in Staten Island’s Bay Street Corridor, Bushwick, and Long Island City. According to the reports, the Bay Street Corridor failed 11 of 14 open space goals, Bushwick failed 12 of 14, and Long Island City failed 11 of 14. The goals factor in characteristics including the total amount of open space, access, tree canopy, and overall maintenance. According to the City’s own standards, all of the neighborhoods lack sufficient open space and what does exist is often hard to get to or improperly maintained.

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Bushwick, ridgewood, Transportation

Citi Bike expansion in Bushwick and Ridgewood begins next week

By Michelle Cohen, Wed, September 18, 2019

Next week, Citi Bike will begin the first phase of a four-year expansion that will double the system’s New York City footprint. The blue bikes are coming to a larger area of Bushwick and, for the first time, Ridgewood, Streetsblog reports. L train riders will have more options thanks to 85 new stations in those neighborhoods.

More on the rollout, this way

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