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affordable housing, Boerum Hill, housing lotteries

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A housing lottery launched on Friday for 23 middle-income apartments in one of Brookyn’s most bustling and transit-friendly neighborhoods, Boerum Hill. Located at 346 Bergen Street, the six-story rental sits two blocks from the Atlantic Avenue Terminal, which holds the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, R, and Long Island Rail Road trains. New Yorkers earning 70 or 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which range from $1,262/month one-bedroom to a $2,803/month two-bedroom.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Williamsburg

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A housing lottery launched on Thursday for 29 income-restricted apartments in Williamsburg. The Kent House, located at 187 Kent Avenue, sits a block in from the waterfront and between two popular green spaces, Bushwick Inlet Park and Domino Park. New Yorkers earning 80 and 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, priced between $1,101/month studios and $2,710/month two-bedrooms.

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

Listing images courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

This uber-charming brick rowhouse on the Park Slope/Gowanus border is pretty perfect for quarantine; it has soothing interiors to keep you calm during this stressful time, but the backyard is party-ready for those times when you need to let loose. Located at 720 Sackett Street and just listed for $2.3 million, the 19th-century home was renovated in 2017 and has three bedrooms, a gated front yard, and a finished basement.

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Features, Interviews, Sunset Park, Where I Work

Jack holds a box of face shields ready to be delivered

When the Mayor and the Governor spoke out about the city’s dire need for PPE, many hero companies stepped up to the plate, including Industry City’s iMakr, an outpost of the world’s largest 3D-printing and 3D-scanning store. They knew they had enough equipment and the know-how to create simple but much-needed face shields, and so their three-man team in Brooklyn immediately got to work. To date, they’ve distributed more than 5,000 face shields to more than 20 local hospitals. Ahead, we chat with Jack Keum, iMakr’s business manager, to learn more about the company’s mission to help our frontline workers through this crisis.

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Cool Listings, Prospect Park South

79 Argyle Road, Prospect Park South

Listing images courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens/Rise Media

If working from home has you dreaming of a simpler life in the suburbs, this gorgeous house in Prospect Park South could be the perfect middle ground. Just listed for $2,825,000, the 1903 Victorian at 79 Argyle Road has been completely restored and updated, boasting tons of historic charm and plenty of modern upgrades. Not only does it have seven bedrooms, but there’s a spacious alcove guest studio apartment. Other perks include an enclosed porch, stone patio, rear deck and garden, and a private two-car garage.

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Brooklyn, DUMBO, Landmarks Preservation Commission

Rendering courtesy of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates

Plans to build a public plaza under the Brooklyn Bridge that will connect the Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo sections of the waterfront park are moving forward. The Landmarks Preservation Commission last week approved designs from the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation and Micahel Van Valkenburgh Associates to transform a currently fenced-off lot into a two-acre civic space. The project is the final section of the park; construction began in 2008 and has been opening in phases over the last decade.

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affordable housing, East New York, housing lotteries

Magnusson Architecture and Planning, East New York, 2858 Linden Boulevard

Rendering by Nightnurse Images, courtesy of Magnusson Architecture and Planning

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 four 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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Clinton Hill, Cool Listings

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This adorable three-story carriage house in Clinton Hill has just about everything you’d want from Brooklyn townhouse living–curb appeal, modern interiors, and amazing outdoor space. And if you’re looking to get your feet wet in the home market, this could be the perfect place to start, as it’s available as a $7,000/month rental. Located at 435 Waverly Avenue, the brick house has three or four bedrooms, a top-floor balcony, and both a deck and garden that feel like a grownup version of a treehouse.

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Cool Listings, kensignton

Photo credit: Christophe Tedjasukmana for The Corcoran Group

Kensington tends to be an overlooked neighborhood, but it’s close to Green-Wood Cemetery and the southeastern end of Prospect Park, and this building at 350 Ocean Parkway is also right near all the shops and restaurants on Cortelyou Road and Church Avenue. Plus, the price is most certainly right for this $599,000 co-op. The listing says it’s one-and-a-half bedrooms, but the second room is still plenty bright and big. And speaking of bright, the unit gets natural light from three exposures, perfect for this lovely plant collection.

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affordable housing, Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, housing lotteries

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Located on the border of Stuyvesant Heights and Weeksville, this new rental building at 343 Ralph Avenue has just opened up an affordable housing lottery for 18 units available to those earning 60 percent of the area median income. The building is just two blocks from the C train at Ralph Avenue, and amenities include a backyard, app-operated laundry room, bike room, and storage. The units range from $1,355/month studios to $1,749/month two-bedrooms.

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