East New York/Brownsville

January 2, 2024

7 historic places in NYC recommended for state and national designation

Gov. Kathy Hochul last week announced the 36 properties and places in New York nominated for potential placement on the State and National Register of Historic Places. The seven New York City recommendations include Bushwick's historic William Ulmer Brewery, the city's first cast-iron office building, and a new historic district in Central Harlem that illustrates the neighborhood's development as a Black working-class residential neighborhood.
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June 19, 2023

Lottery opens for 300+ affordable apartments at major East New York project, from $419/month

The largest project to stem from the 2016 rezoning of East New York launched a housing lottery for over 300 affordable apartments this week. Developed by the housing nonprofit Phipps Houses, Atlantic Chestnut is a block-long development with three interconnected buildings and more than 1,100 units of affordable housing. As part of the first phase, 341 apartments are available at 250 Euclid Avenue. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 30, 40, 50, 60, and 80 percent of the area median income can apply for the available apartments priced from $419/month studios to $2,273/month three-bedrooms.
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May 26, 2023

125 affordable units available at energy-efficient building in East New York, from $419/month

Applications are now being accepted for 125 affordable units at Linden Terrace, an energy-efficient residential development in East New York. Located at 583 Emerald Street, the 156-unit building represents the third phase of the new affordable development. New Yorkers earning 30, 50, and 70 percent of the area median income, or between $16,938 annually for a single person and $115,850 for a household of seven, are eligible to apply for the units, which range from $419/month studios to $1,963/month three bedrooms.
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May 2, 2023

Broadway Junction’s overhaul to include $500M in safety, public space, and accessibility upgrades

New York City is investing nearly $500 million to revitalize the area around one of Brooklyn's busiest transit hubs. The overhaul of East New York's Broadway Junction subway station includes accessibility upgrades, two new public plazas, and safety improvements as part of the city's effort to make the hub a regional transit center, Mayor Eric Adams announced Tuesday. Work is expected to begin in 2027 and finish by 2030.
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March 28, 2023

108 apartments for low-income seniors available in Brownsville

A housing lottery opened this week for 108 apartments at a new senior housing development in Brooklyn. Located at 381-401 Chester Street in Brownsville, Simba Simbi Seniors is an eight-story apartment building offering senior residents comfortable homes and a wide variety of amenities. Applicants must have at least one household member who is 62 years of age or older, qualifies for Section 8 benefits, and earns no more than $60,050 annually. Eligible New Yorkers will pay 30 percent of their income for the available studio and one-bedroom apartments.
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November 23, 2022

NYC Council approves two projects that together bring 5,000 apartments to Brooklyn and Queens

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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November 18, 2022

Two major projects that would bring 3,200+ affordable homes to Brooklyn and Queens get key approval

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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September 14, 2022

Lottery opens for 129 affordable units at new fully electric building in East New York, from $397/month

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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March 14, 2022

Hochul recommends five historic places in NYC to be added to state and national registers

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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February 3, 2022

Lottery opens for 117 affordable units at health-focused complex in Brownsville, from $959/month

Applications are now being accepted for 117 newly constructed apartments in Brooklyn. Located at 535 East 98th Street in Brownsville, Vital Brookdale is a health-focused mixed-use residential development that is part of New York State's Vital Brooklyn Initiative, an ongoing program for underserved communities in Central Brooklyn. New Yorkers earning 50, 60, and 80 percent of the area median income are eligible to apply for the units, which range from $959/month studios to $2,320/month three-bedrooms.
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February 2, 2022

Apply for 219 affordable units at new sustainable rental in Cypress Hills, from $202/month

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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October 11, 2021

80-unit affordable building for seniors opens in 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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July 27, 2021

Robert A.M. Stern’s affordable housing building Edwin’s Place opens in Brownsville

An affordable housing development designed by an architecture firm known for its pricey condo towers officially opened in Brooklyn this week. Located on the corner of Livonia Avenue and Grafton Street in Brownsville, Edwin's Place was designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA), the team behind renowned buildings like 220 Central Park South, 15 Central Park West, and 70 Vestry Street, all of which have apartments that cost millions of dollars. At Edwin's Place, there are 125 units of affordable and supportive housing set aside for formerly homeless families and low-income New Yorkers.
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June 24, 2021

On a quiet block in East New York, this lovely two-family house with a driveway is asking $995K

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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June 10, 2021

Affordable housing lottery in East New York opens for 175 units, from $354/month

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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April 9, 2021

In Brownsville, 106 affordable apartments come online, starting at $362/month

Courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development Right off the New Lots Avenue station on the L train, a new rent-stabilized building has launched a mixed-income affordable housing lottery for those earning 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, and 80 percent of the area median income. Located at 96 New Lots Avenue, the site is part of the larger Ebenezer Plaza project that will bring four towers to two sites on the block. The available units range from $362/month studios to $2,037/month three-bedrooms.
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March 5, 2021

Lottery opens for affordable units at new Passive House project in Ocean Hill, from $457/month

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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December 3, 2020

112 affordable apartments in East New York, from $331/month

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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June 24, 2020

Lottery opens for 13 income-restricted units in Brownsville, from $800/month

A lottery has opened for 13 income-restricted apartments at a new rental located on the border of Crown Heights and Brownsville in Brooklyn. Designed by Samuel Wieder Architects, the seven-story mixed-use building at 2175 Bergen Street contains 38 total residences and boasts amenities like a fitness center, backyard, and bike room. New Yorkers earning 40, 60, 80, and 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the one- and two-bedroom apartments, priced between $800/month and $2,100/month.
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June 8, 2020

69 affordable senior apartments available near Shirley Chisholm State Park in East New York

A housing lottery launched on Monday for 69 affordable apartments for seniors in the Spring Creek section of East New York in Brooklyn. The building at 10 Schroeder's Walk sits within the Fountains Development, an eight-building mixed-use complex currently under construction. The new Shirley Chisholm State Park and the Gateway Plaza Mall, which includes many restaurants and department stores, are located nearby. Applicants must be–or have at least one household member who is– 62 years of age or older and earn $45, 500 or less annually. Those who qualify will pay 30 percent of their income for the available one-bedroom apartments.
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May 26, 2020

206 affordable apartments available at mixed-used development in East New York, from $375/month

In East New York, a new affordable housing lottery has just launched for 206 units at a large new development at 2858 Linden Boulevard. Ranging from $375/month studios to $2,143/month two-bedrooms, the apartments are available to those earning 30, 40, 50, 60, and 100 percent of the area median income. The building was designed by Magnusson Architecture and Planning, which is responsible for three buildings on the mixed-use site. They all surround a landscaped courtyard terrace, and this building, site one, also has a community room, children’s playroom, bike room, on-site card-operated laundry room, and parking.
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May 7, 2020

Lottery opens for 37 affordable apartments at new Robert A.M. Stern-designed building in Brownsville

To live in one of Robert A.M. Stern's buildings usually costs many millions, but his firm is responsible for this attractive new affordable housing development in Brownsville. Located at 7 Livonia Avenue, the 125-unit project called Edwin's Place received approvals in late 2017. And now, a lottery has come online for 37 units, a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedrooms ranging from $666 to $1,279 a month and available to New Yorkers earning 40, 50, or 60 percent of the area median income. These units, 40 percent of the total, are reserved for the public; the other 60 percent is set aside as supportive housing for low-income or formerly homeless individuals (eight units are set aside for veterans).
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March 26, 2020

199 affordable apartments available near Jamaica Bay in East New York, from $328/month

There are nearly 200 affordable apartments up for grabs at a brand new development in the Spring Creek section of East New York in Brooklyn. Located at 911 Erskine Street, the complex is part of the mixed-use Fountains Development, which broke ground in 2017. The nine-story building sits between Betts Creek and Hendrix Creek of the Jamaica Bay and directly across from the massive shopping center, the Gateway Plaza Mall. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 30, 40, 50, and 60 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which include studios from $328/month and three-bedroom apartments up to $1,504/month.
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January 23, 2020

176 affordable units available at new Brownsville rental, from $367/month

Nearly 200 affordable apartments are up for grabs at a new rental building in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn. A housing lottery launched on Thursday for 176 units at 672 Powell Street, which is part of the massive Ebenezer Plaza project that will bring four towers to two sites on the block. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 30, 40, 50, and 60 percent of the area median income can apply for the units, which range from $367/month studios to $1,472/month three-bedrooms.
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December 6, 2019

69 newly constructed affordable units available in East New York, from $856/month

Linwood Park Apartments, a new development at 315 Linwood Street in East New York, has just launched an affordable housing lottery. The 10-story complex is located in the rezoned Atlantic Avenue corridor and is made up entirely of affordable units, available to those earning 40, 50, and 60 percent of the area median income. 69 apartments are available in the lottery, ranging from $856/month studios to $1,504/month three-bedrooms. Eight of those units have been set aside for those who qualify for Section 8, meaning eligible residents will pay 30 percent of their income for rent.
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December 6, 2019

Lottery opens for 20 affordable and supportive studios in Brownsville, from $571/month

One- and two-person households earning 50 or 60 percent of the area median income (between $21,978 and $51,240 annually) can now apply for 20 affordable studios at 212 Hegeman Avenue, a newly constructed, 71-unit rental in Brownsville. Sixty percent of the units are set aside as supportive housing for formerly homeless and disabled New Yorkers, while 29 percent are open to the public. Residents can take advantage of on-site social services, a computer lab, landscaped rear yard, and laundry room.
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October 10, 2019

City will bring affordable co-living projects to East Harlem and East New York

A year ago, the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development announced plans for an affordable co-living pilot program. Known as ShareNYC, the initiative "lets developers seek public financing in exchange for creating affordable, shared-housing developments," as 6sqft previously reported. The city has now selected three proposals that will create or preserve accommodations for roughly 300 residents. Two of the projects, including one by co-living giant Common, will be located in East Harlem, while the third will be in East New York.
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