Flatbush

Cool Listings, Flatbush

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For a lot of young New York City families, $570,000 falls into the doable category. And at this 850-square-foot Flatbush condo, that’ll get you a beautiful, sunny home with modern, rustic vibes that has good closet space, two spacious bedrooms, and a third smaller bedroom that’d make a perfect home office, gym, or nursery. Bonus: it’s in a nice, family-friendly neighborhood and the building at 2116 Dorchester Road offers a shared courtyard.

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affordable housing, Flatbush, New Developments

A 900 unit affordable housing complex with public green space and community amenities is coming to Brooklyn’s East Flatbush neighborhood. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the state selected the proposal to redevelop 7.2 acres of the Kingsboro Psychiatric Center Campus following a request for proposals last summer. Designed by Sir David Adjaye’s Adjaye Associates and Studio Zewde, the $400 million project includes affordable and supportive housing, senior housing, opportunities for homeownership, and two new homeless shelters that will replace existing, outdated ones.

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affordable housing, Flatbush, housing lotteries

Rendering courtesy of BRP Companies

On the border of Flatbush and Prospect Lefferts Gardens, just two blocks away from Prospect Park, a new affordable housing development has opened its lottery for 254 apartments, ranging from $566/month studios to $3,542/month three-bedrooms. Located at 800 Flatbush Avenue and called Caton Flats, the 14-story mixed-use building sought “to reinvigorate the local Caribbean-American community through an upgraded Flatbush Caton Market, new retail space, and new headquarters of The Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry,” reported CityRealty. The homes are available to those earning 40, 60, 110, and 165 percent of the area median income.

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Photo of Brooklyn College Library by Beyond My Ken on Wikimedia

A housing lottery has launched this week for 58 affordable apartments for senior New Yorkers at a new Brooklyn rental. Located at 1488 New York Avenue, the Bishop Philius and Helene Nicolas Senior Residences rises seven stories and contains 89 studio apartments and social services for residents. To apply, New Yorkers must have at least one household member who is 62 years of age or older, qualify for Section 8 benefits, and earn $45,500 or less, annually. Eligible applicants will pay 30 percent of their income for the studio apartments.

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Brooklyn, Flatbush, Landmarks Preservation Commission

Photo courtesy of Landmarks Preservation Commission

East Flatbush now has its first historic district. The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday voted to landmark a section of the Brooklyn neighborhood on East 25th Street between Clarendon Road and Avenue D, home to 56 cohesive limestone and brownstone properties. As 6sqft previously reported, local residents led the landmarking effort of the block, which has been named the “greenest block in Brooklyn” by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden four times.

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Brooklyn, Flatbush, Landmarks Preservation Commission

Street view of East 25th Street; Map data ©2020 Google

The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday calendared a block in Brooklyn’s East Flatbush neighborhood for consideration as a new historic district. The proposed strip on East 25th Street between Clarendon Road and Avenue D consists of 56 remarkably cohesive limestone and brownstone buildings built by a single developer between 1909 and 1912. The effort to landmark the block, which has been awarded the “greenest block in Brooklyn” by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden four times, is being led by the community, which asked the LPC to evaluate the area last year.

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affordable housing, Flatbush

As part of his larger plan to invest $1.4 billion in Central Brooklyn communities, Governor Cuomo unveiled this week a 291-unit affordable housing development in Flatbush. Called the Clarkson Estates, the project will have half of its apartments set aside for “youth aging out of foster care, formerly incarcerated individuals, and formerly homeless young adults,” according to a press release. Developer CAMBA Housing Ventures will offer an extensive network of supportive services within a 30,000-square-foot space that the building is calling its “HUB.” Many of these facilities will also be open to the public.

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affordable housing, Brooklyn, Flatbush, New Developments

Another proposal has been chosen for a new affordable development in East Flatbush as part of the state’s effort to revitalize neighborhoods in Central Brooklyn. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced plans for a 322-unit complex called “Utica Crescent” that will be constructed on a lot next to the Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. The project is part of the $1.4 billion Vital Brooklyn initiative that will ultimately bring 4,000 units of affordable housing, improved health and wellness options, jobs, and additional open space to underserved Brooklyn neighborhoods.

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affordable housing, Brooklyn, Ditmas Park, Flatbush, housing lotteries

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A lottery opened this week for 29 affordable apartments designated for seniors and formerly homeless women and families at a new rental in Flatbush. The nine-story building at 1921 Cortelyou Road replaced the nearly century-old Baptist Church of the Redeemer in 2018 but incorporates a new sanctuary in its design. To apply for the apartments, New Yorkers must have at least one household member who is 62 years of age or older and earns $73, 680 or less, annually. Eligible applicants will pay 30, 40, or 60 percent of the area median income for units ranging from a $411/month one-bedroom to a $1,148/month two-bedroom.

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Street view of Emsemble; Map data © 2020 Google

On the border of East Flatbush and Crown Heights, a 100-name waitlist has just opened for middle-income apartments at 824 East New York Avenue. The building, known as the Ensemble, was built in 2018 and is known for its facade adorned with colorful murals. As Bklyner reported, the piece was done by Argentinian artists Ariel Rouco and Augusto Turallas, who worked with the owners to represent the area’s different cultures. The units range from $1,800/month studios to $2,600/month two-bedrooms and are available to those earning 130 percent of the area median income. Those selected will receive six months free rent.

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