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affordable housing, Astoria, East New York, Major Developments

Rendering of the proposed Innovation QNS district. Image courtesy of VERO Digital

The New York City Council on Tuesday voted to approve rezonings Innovation QNS in Astoria and Innovative Urban Village in East New York, two mixed-use districts that will create more than 5,000 units of housing, with 65 percent of them designated affordable. Over 34 percent, or 1,900 of the new housing units, will be deeply affordable for extremely or very low-income households.

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affordable housing, Astoria, Brooklyn, East New York, Major Developments, New Developments, Queens

Rendering of the proposed Innovation QNS district. Image courtesy of VERO Digital

Two major housing developments proposed for Brooklyn and Queens are moving forward. The New York City Council Committee on Zoning and Franchises on Thursday voted to approve rezonings Innovation QNS and Innovative Urban Village, which together would create more than 5,000 units of housing, 3,200 of which would be affordable. The two developments also include over 1,600 apartments for extremely or very low-income households.

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affordable housing, East New York, housing lotteries

Rendering by Nightnurse Images, courtesy of Magnusson Architecture and Planning

A housing lottery opened this week for 129 affordable apartments at a new energy-efficient residential development in East New York. Located at 573 Emerald Street, the development is the second phase of the affordable and supportive multi-building housing project Linden Terrace. New Yorkers earning 30, 50, 60, and 70 percent of the area median income, or between $16,183 for a single person and $115,850 for a household of seven, can apply for the apartments, which range from $397/month for studios to $1,865/month three bedrooms.

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Architecture, History, Policy

Photo showing storefront stands on Ninth Ave. looking south from just north of West 40th St., 1936.(Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy, The New York Public Library.

Gov. Kathy Hochul last week announced 21 nominations for possible placement on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The list of nominations includes a diverse set of locations that are intricate to the history of New York. Nominations include early automobile manufacturing sites in Buffalo and Syracuse, a Mohawk Valley cemetery home to the author of the Pledge of Allegiance, and the only remaining 19-century textile mile in Troy. Of the total nominated places, five are located in New York City, including an abandoned Bronx train station designed by Cass Gilbert and an area in Hell’s Kitchen once home to a famed open-air market.

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affordable housing, East New York, housing lotteries

Rendering courtesy of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

On the border of Brooklyn’s East New York and Cypress Hills neighborhoods, a newly constructed rental building designed to meet Passive House standards is now accepting applications for 219 affordable apartments. Located at 110 Dinsmore Place, Chestnut Commons rises 14-stories and contains housing for low-income and formerly homeless New Yorkers. Those earning 20, 40, 50, 70, and 80 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which range from $202/month studios to $2,037/month three-bedrooms.

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affordable housing, East New York

Photo: James Shanks Photography

An affordable housing building for seniors opened in East New York last week, one of the final pieces of a long-awaited development project. Located at 516 Schroeders Avenue, the building is the sixth phase of the Nehemiah Spring Creek development, which includes the transformation of 45-acres of undeveloped wetlands and landfills into mixed-use, mixed-income Brooklyn community.

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Cool Listings, East New York

Listing photos by Rachel Kumza

There are not too many places in Brooklyn where you can buy a two-family house complete with a private driveway and backyard for under $1 million. But this lovely home in East New York, located on a quiet dead-end street and renovated in 2016, is on the market for $995,000. The owner’s unit is a four-bedroom on the first and second floors, with access to bonus rooms in the basement, as well as the rear deck and patio. Also on the second floor is a three-bedroom apartment with a projected rent roll of $2,500/month.

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affordable housing, East New York, housing lotteries

Rendering courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

Not far from Brooklyn’s Broadway Junction transit hub, a new building dubbed 50 Penn has launched an affordable housing lottery for 175 apartments, ranging from $354/month studios to $1,993/month three-bedrooms. Located at 2628 Fulton Street, it’s in the East New York neighborhood, close to both Atlantic and Jamaica Avenues and a quick walk to Forest Park. The ground floor offers retail space, including a grocery store. The units are open to those earning 30, 40, 50, 60, and 80 percent of the area median income.

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affordable housing, Brooklyn, housing lotteries

Photo of the Harry T. Nance Apartments, Courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

Applications are currently being accepted for 55 affordable apartments at a new sustainable development in Brooklyn’s Ocean Hill neighborhood. The Harry T. Nance Apartments, located at 1860 Eastern Parkway, stands 10 stories and includes a new home for the True Holy Church. New Yorkers earning 30, 40, 50, and 60 percent of the area median income can apply for the units, ranging from studios to three-bedrooms priced between $457/month and $1,485/month.

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affordable housing, Brooklyn, East New York, housing lotteries

Photo credit: The Arker Companies

A housing lottery launched this month for 112 affordable apartments at a new complex in the Spring Creek section of East New York. The building at 881 Erskine Street sits within The Fountains development, a mixed-use project of six buildings that will ultimately bring more than 1,100 affordable homes to the area. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 30, 40, and 60 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which range from $331/month studios to $1,472/month three-bedroom apartments.

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