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affordable housing, Brooklyn, Downtown Brooklyn, housing lotteries

Rendering courtesy of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

Fifty low-income units are available at a new residential building in Downtown Brooklyn. Located at 50 Nevins Street, the two-building project was developed by the Institute for Community Living and designed by Dattner Architects. New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income, or between $35,418 annually for a single person or $77,340 for a household of five, are eligible to apply for the apartments, which range from $947/month studios to $1,421/month two-bedrooms.

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condos, Construction Update, Downtown Brooklyn, Major Developments, New Developments

Image courtesy of JDS Development Group

Brookyn’s first and only supertall tower officially launched sales on Wednesday. Designed by SHoP Architects, the Brooklyn Tower is a 93-story skyscraper standing at 1,066 feet in Downtown Brooklyn. Located at 9 Dekalb Avenue, the building’s 150 condo units start on the 53rd floor of the tower at an elevation of 535 feet, providing unparalleled views of the surrounding cityscape. Residences are priced from $875,000 for studios to $8 million for four bedrooms. Two-bedrooms start at $2.4 million, three-bedrooms start at $2.95 million, and four-bedrooms start at $5.9 million.

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Downtown Brooklyn, real estate trends

Rendering courtesy of Brookfield Properties

Brookfield Properties today announced the rebranding of the MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn to Brooklyn Commons. The $50 million redevelopment project aims to modernize the property through the renovation of several of the office buildings within the campus, upgrades to the central public park space, and a year-round arts and event program that will be free and open to the public.

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affordable housing, Downtown Brooklyn, housing lotteries

All images courtesy of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

Adding to the high-rise boom of Downtown Brooklyn is The Guild, a 23-story luxury rental building at 310 Livingston Street. A lottery is now open for 48 middle-income apartments at the mixed-use tower, which was designed by Fogarty Finger Architecture and boasts a dark brick facade and bronzed windows. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 80 and 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which start at $1,542/month for a one-bedroom unit and go up to $3,219/month for a two-bedroom.

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affordable housing, Brooklyn, Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene, housing lotteries

Rendering courtesy of RXR

A housing lottery launched this week for 143 middle-income units in a new building in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by Perkins Eastman, The Willoughby is a 34-story mixed-use residential tower offering prospective tenants the opportunity to save money in the long term with rent-stabilized units. New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income are eligible to apply for the apartments, which range from $2,523/month studios to $3,235/month for two bedrooms.

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Downtown Brooklyn, New Developments, Prospect Heights

Image courtesy of VMI Studio for IF Studio

The Brodsky Organization and Greenland USA on Tuesday announced the beginning of leasing for Brooklyn Crossing, the latest, and currently tallest, addition to Prospect Height’s 22-acre development Pacific Park. Located at 18 Sixth Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street, the 51-story residential tower offers 858 mixed-income units, ranging from studios to one-to-three bedroom apartments, with 258 of the units to be designated as affordable for middle-income earners. Occupancy is expected this month.

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Featured Story

building of the year, Features

Announcing 6sqft’s 2021 Building of the Year!

By 6sqft, Mon, December 27, 2021

Photo credits, clockwise: Colin Miller, Related Companies, Colin Miller, Related Companies

The votes are in. The 2021 Building of the Year title belongs to Lantern House, the pair of bubbled towers on the High Line. The Chelsea condo project edged out the competition with 618 votes, or 23.9 percent of the 2,587 votes cast. Developed by Related and designed by Heatherwick Studio with SLCE Architects, Lantern House contains a mix of 181 one- to four-bedroom units split between the two towers, one which rises 10 stories and the other, 22 stories. This year’s contest was a photo finish, with The Brooklyn Tower in a close second place with 615 votes, or 23.8 percent of the total votes.

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Architecture, Design, Downtown Brooklyn, Major Developments, New Developments

Get a first look inside the tallest tower in Brooklyn

By Devin Gannon, Mon, December 13, 2021

All renderings courtesy of Gabriel Saunders unless otherwise noted.

After officially becoming Brooklyn’s tallest building in October, the Brooklyn Tower is now showing off its sumptuous interiors. When the 1,066-foot-tall tower, the first and only supertall in the borough, opens at 9 DeKalb Avenue next year, there will be 550 total residences, with 150 condos for sales and 400 rentals. New images provide a sneak peek of the interiors designed by Gachot Studio, which was able to manipulate the tower’s unique hexagonal shape for sweeping incomparable city views.

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Features, holidays, NYC Guides

The 15 best NYC holiday markets of 2021

By Michelle Cohen, Thu, November 18, 2021

Photo: FAD Holiday Market

Even a pandemic can’t keep a New York City shopper down. The city’s retail landscape may look different now, but that hasn’t dimmed the sparkle of beautiful baubles, clever crafts, and the company of fellow shoppers. While most of the city’s holiday markets went virtual last year, many of our favorites have returned in their fabulous original form. The big Manhattan markets at Union Square, Bryant Park, and Columbus Circle are still impressive, but smaller, more intimate neighborhood gems shine brightly on their own. They’re all great places to find seasonal delights like ice skating, live music, drinks, food, and family fun designed to keep shoppers’ spirits bright.

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Downtown Brooklyn, Interiors, New Developments, Rentals

Photos by Nicholas Calcott unless otherwise noted

About six months after developers of One Boerum Place pivoted from condominiums to high-end rentals, new images were released this month that show off the condo-quality interiors. Developed by Avery Hall with SLCE as the architect of record, One Boerum Place rises 22 stories, contains 138 total rentals, and boasts a luxury amenity package. 6sqft got an exclusive first look at the tower’s model unit, a $15,000/month four-bedroom designed by Gachot Studios and decked out by Brooklyn-based Cl-oth.

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