Lottery for 100-name waitlist opens at two rentals near the Brooklyn Museum, from $701/month

May 12, 2020

Photo of the Brooklyn Museum by Howard Brier on Flickr

A lottery launched on Tuesday to replenish a 100-name waitlist for income-restricted units at two rental buildings in Brooklyn. Located at 816 Washington Avenue and 615 Sterling Place, the buildings straddle the neighborhoods of Prospect Heights and Crown Heights, just a short walk from the Brooklyn Museum and the Botanic Garden. New Yorkers earning 80 and 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which range from $701/month studios to $3,943/month four-bedrooms. Eligible applicants will be randomly selected and placed on the waitlist for future vacancies.

Completed in 2019, the rental at 816 Washington and contains eight units. Amenities at this building include an elevator and on-site laundry. At 615 Sterling, the six-unit building contains six units and features an elevator lift.

Just blocks apart, both rentals are near tons of restaurants, bars, and cafes. In addition to being located close to the Brooklyn Museum and Botanic Garden, other highlights include Mount Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch, and Prospect Park. Nearest transit options include the 2,3 at the Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum station and the 2,3,4,5 at Franklin Avenue.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for a spot on the waitlist until June 12, 2020. 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.

If you don’t qualify for the housing lotteries mentioned, visit’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city.


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