The Bronx Zoo, courtesy of Julienne Schaer on NYC &C Company
With the warm weather officially here, living just a couple blocks from the Bronx Zoo and a short walk to the Crotona Park Nature Center sounds like a pretty nice idea. Throw in a location right alongside Mapes Ballfield and middle-income rent and you’ve got yourself a deal. There are 13 units at East Tremont’s 2118 Mapes Avenue available for households earning 130 percent of the area median income, and they range from $1,100/month studios to $1,600/month two-bedrooms.
Find out if you qualify
The Bronx is booming when it comes to affordable housing. In fact, as 6sqft recently reported, more than 43 percent of the units under Mayor de Blasio’s affordable housing plan that began construction this year were in the borough. The latest is located at 12907 Southern Boulevard in the East Tremont neighborhood, just a short walk to the Bronx Zoo. Starting tomorrow, qualified New Yorkers can apply for three $956/month one-bedrooms and three $1,080 two-bedrooms. Developed through the city’s 421-a program, the eight-story building has an elevator, laundry room, and bicycle parking.