Live in a new East Williamsburg building with roof deck and courtyard for $801/month

September 19, 2018

Rendering via JW Real Estate Services

If the Manhattan-fication of Williamsburg proper isn’t quite your thing but you still want some of that artsy, gritty edge, consider heading a bit east. And if your household earns 60 percent of the area median income, or between $33,875 and $62,580 annually, you might want to apply for one of the 25 affordable units currently available at 125 Borinquen Place, a new 133-unit rental building with an impressive roster of amenities: a rooftop with hammocks, cabanas, dining, and outdoor movies; an indoor cinema room; a duplex fitness center; co-working areas; and a lovely landscaped courtyard. The units range from $801/month studios to $974/month two-bedrooms.

Current photos of 125 Borinquen Place via CityRealty

Market-rate rentals also just launched for 125 Borinquen Place; these units range from $2,567/month for a one-bedroom to $5,133/month for a three-bedroom.

Renderings of the amenity spaces via JW Real Estate Services

Designed by architect De-Jan Lu, the building is near all the local hotspots such as Emmy Squared, Traif, and Xixa, as well as the M, J, and Z trains (quite important come the L train shutdown in April).

Listing photos are for marketing purposes only; they do not represent the specific units available through the housing lottery

Many of the units have balconies and all come with high ceilings, hardwood floors, and stainless kitchen appliances (including dishwashers). There’s also a laundry room on every floor.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable apartments at 2700 Jerome Avenue until November 21, 2018. Fifty percent of units are reserved for members of Brooklyn Community Board 1. 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’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city. And find market-rate rentals for 125 Borinquen Place here.


Photos courtesy of CityRealty; Renderings and listing photos via JW Real Estate Services

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  1. Y

    Do you accept cityfheps voucher? interested in 1 bedroom.