Brooklyn

Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, New Jersey, Queens, Rentals

FREE RENT: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, July 14, 2018

Images (L to R): The Modern, The Forge, 178 North 11th Street and 1009 Willoughby Avenue

  • Fort Lee’s The Modern: 47-Story Tower Launches with 2 Months Free [link]
  • Rooftop Lounge + Pool Now Open at The Forge – and Up to 3 Months Free [link]
  • Williamsburg Boutique Rental Near McCarren Park Offers 3 Months Free [link]
  • Newly Renovated Brooklyn Rentals with 1 Month Free from $1,694/Month [link]
  • Colorful Williamsburg Rental Debuts at 236 Stagg Street with 1- to 3-Bed Homes [link]
  • Two- and Three-Bed Luxury Bushwick Rentals from $2,780/Month [link]
  • Rental Listings Debut for 62 Avenue B in the East Village with 1 Month Free [link]


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affordable housing, Greenpoint, housing lotteries

197 Freeman Street, Greenpoint

197 Freeman Street via CityRealty

A $2,255/month one-bedroom might not be the deal of the century, but compared to the fact that the same market-rate apartment is asking $3,115, it sure seems like a steal. At 197 Freeman Street in Greenpoint, just a few blocks from the waterfront and right near cool spots like the Lobster Join and Troost, six apartments are available through the city’s affordable housing lottery to New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income. They range from $2,100/month studios to $2,715/month two-bedrooms, and the newly constructed building offers a gym, roof deck, and laundry.

Find out if you qualify

Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Landscape Architecture

Greenway Terrace, Granite Terrace, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Pier 3

Photo by Nicholas Sella

With the opening of five lush waterfront acres of park at Pier 3 on Tuesday, Brooklyn Bridge Park is now 90 percent complete. Designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, it’s the final pier to be converted into parkland and features two lawns surrounded by shrubs and trees, which will offer both shade and protection from gusts of wind. “Brooklyn Bridge Park is a gem that gleams brighter with each exciting acre it adds, building on our borough’s commitment to offer high-quality open space that brings people together from all walks of life,” Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said.

Plan your visit

affordable housing, Bed Stuy, housing lotteries

Photo via Julien Magne/Flickr

With the impending L train shutdown, the G train is looking better and better, and here’s a chance to live less than a block from the Myrtle-Willoughby Avenues stop. The affordable housing lottery is for seven $1,074//month one-bedrooms, open to New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income, at 901 Myrtle Avenue, a new 30-unit rental building.

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affordable housing, Bushwick, housing lotteries

Photo via CityRealty

Bushwick may not be the affordable, artsy neighborhood it once was, but a new affordable housing lottery will give four lucky New Yorkers a chance to regain some of that long-lost Brooklyn cheap factor. At 894 Bushwick Avenue, just three blocks from the J train at Kosciuszko Street, two $947/month one-bedrooms and two $1,072/month two-bedrooms are available to households earning 60 percent of the area median income.

See if you make the cut

affordable housing, Crown Heights, housing lotteries

Tennis courts at Lincoln Terrace Park, via NYC Parks

Right across the street from Crown Heights‘ Lincoln Terrace/Arthur S. Somers Park, a new affordable housing opportunity has come online. Ten units at the newly built rental 12 Ford Street are available to New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income, ranging from $822/month studios to $1,070/month two-bedrooms. In addition to building amenities including a bike room, laundry, on-site parking, roof terrace, and fitness center, the park offers baseball and football fields, handball, basketball, and tennis courts, playgrounds, water features, dog runs, and outdoor exercise equipment. Plus, the park is in the midst of a $4 million renovation which will only enhance this value.

Find out if you qualify

Featured Story

Features, History, Technology, Williamsburg

Willis Carrier, Air conditioning, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, inventions, history

Shown in the Carrier plant in 1922, the first centrifugal chiller opened the door to large-scale comfort air conditioning. Image courtesy of United Technologies/Carrier.

It figures, but history shows us yet another way Brooklyn was cool, like, forever–though this particular example is a bit more literal. A classic New York City heat wave was just enough to turn up the Brooklyn ingenuity in a junior engineer named Willis Carrier, who devised a system of fans, ducts, heaters and perforated pipes that became the world’s first air conditioner. The problem: blistering temperatures that were literally melting the equipment in a Williamsburg printing house. The solution was one that had eluded centuries of inventors through sweltering summers. The system was installed in the summer of 1902, according to the New York Times, and Carrier went on to found Carrier Corporation. He had hit on the idea while walking in the fog.

It’s the humidity

Brooklyn, Manhattan, Rentals

FREE RENT: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, July 7, 2018

Images (L to R): The Mason, The Amberly, Tower 28 and 181 Front Street

  • Live in NoMad at The Mason, Boutique Madison Ave Rental Residences with 2 Months Free [link]
  • The Amberly Gets Ready to Launch in Downtown Brooklyn; See New Images of 33-Story Rental Tower [link]
  • Elevated Living at its Finest: Tour the Views from Long Island City’s Tower 28 [link]
  • DUMBO’s 181 Front Street Launches Leasing on 1 to 3 Bed Rentals with 1 Month Free [link]
  • New Rental Listings Debut for 62 Avenue B in the East Village with 1 Month Free [link]
  • Tower 119 at 2183 Third Avenue Begins Leasing with 1 Month Free [link]
  • Luxury Rental at 123 Hope Street in Williamsburg Kicks Off Leasing from $2,279/Month [link]


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Architecture, DUMBO, New Developments

80 Adams Street, Dumbo

Rendering of 80 Adams Street courtesy of BH3 Partners

In the latest news from CityRealty, a new rendering of the exciting design for a 10-story, 165-unit building that will rise at the former Jehovah’s Witnesses-owned property at 80 Adams Street has been revealed. Buyer Jeffrey Gershon of Hope Street Capital closed on the $60 million purchase of what was a single-story garage in November. ODA New York was listed on the permits, which meant we were likely to see an innovative design; now that design is here in rendering form.

More details this way

affordable housing, Bushwick, housing lotteries

A little over a year ago, an affordable housing lottery opened for 20 low-income units at  The Saint Marks, a Bushwick church-to-rental conversion at 618 Bushwick Avenue. And now, 30 more below-market-rate residences are up for grabs, this time for middle-income New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income. They range from $2,013/month studios to $2,564/month two-bedrooms. The former St. Mark’s Lutheran School and Evangelical Church retains its 1890 Victorian Gothic church and four-story former school building but has a seven-story addition from developer Cayuga Capital at the corner.

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