Weeksville’s historic Hunterfly Road Houses via Wiki Commons
After the state of New York State abolished slavery in 1827, the country’s second-largest free black community was established in Brooklyn. Known as Weeksville, today the neighborhood falls a bit under the radar, surrounded by more sought-after neighborhoods like Crown Heights and Bed Stuy. But it’s a charming little enclave, lined with many two-family homes and small brick rowhouses, that has done well to preserve its history. And just down the street from the Weeksville Heritage Center is a new 10-unit rental building at 1520 Prospect Place that just opened an affordable housing lottery for three $2,098/month one-bedrooms.
1520 Prospect Place rendering by Samuel Wieder Architects
The four-story plus penthouse building was designed by Samuel Wieder Architects for JIH Builders Group LLC. It has bike storage, a laundry room, and roof access and is seven blocks from the 2, 3, 4 at Utica Avenue.
Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable apartments at 1520 Prospect Place until October 9, 2018. 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 CityRealty.com’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city.