Affordable housing lottery opens for 19 units at new South Slope rental, from $813/month

September 12, 2017

635 Fourth Avenue via ND Architecture and Design

This stacked, Tetris-like facade is the type of thing we’re used to seeing in neighborhoods like Williamsburg and Long Island City, but ND Architecture and Design has brought a similar look to the less-trendy and more industrial area where South Slope meets Gowanus. The mixed-use building known as the Alexy was recently completed and features commercial space, parking, and 95 rental units, a mix of market rate and affordable apartments. The latter group of 19 residences, ranging from $813/month studios to $1,016/month two-bedrooms, is now accepting applications from New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income, quite the deal considering market-rate units are renting from $2,400 to $5,100 a month.

Apartment interiors are general marketing photos; they do not represent the specific units offered as part of the housing lottery. Via HCO NY

Inside, kitchens feature quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. There are marble bathrooms, ample closets, and en-suite washer/dryers.

Views of amenity spaces via HCO NY

These low-income homes still have access to the building’s host of amenities, including a gym, lounge, kids’ room, pet spa, bike room, a rooftop lounge with grills and cabana space, and a landscaped garden.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable apartments until October 2, 2017. Residents of Brooklyn Community Board 7 will be given preference for 50 percent of the units. Complete details on how to apply are available here (pdf). Questions regarding this offer must be referred to NYC’s Housing Connect department by dialing 311.

Use 6sqft’s map below to find even more ongoing housing lotteries.

If you don’t qualify for the housing lotteries mentioned, visit’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city. And find market-rate listings for 635 Fourth Avenue here.

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