Lottery launches for 280 mixed-income units near the Bronx Zoo, from $354/month

April 30, 2020

Photo by Kai Brinker on Flickr

The city on Thursday launched an affordable housing lottery for 280 mixed-income apartments in the Bronx neighborhood of West Farms. Located at 1932 Bryant Avenue, the newly constructed 15-story rental sits just two blocks from the 2, 5 subway trains and less than half a mile from the beloved Bronx Zoo. New Yorkers earning 30, 40, 50, 60 and 100 percent of the area median income are invited to apply for the units, ranging from a $354/month studio to a $2,075/month three-bedroom.

Developed by the Association of New York Catholic Homes, the Catholic Charities of New York, and the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the rental, also known as Second Farms, features 12,000 square feet of retail and 9,000 square feet for community use. The facade of the Dattner Architects-designed building boasts four different colors of brick to define the different sections of the structure, according to the architects.

In addition to the community facility, residents have access to a shared co-working space, bike storage, a landscaped courtyard, and paved seating areas along Bryant Avenue. The 2 and 5 trains found at the West Farms-East Tremont Avenue station are located just a three-minute walk from the building.

Second Farms is part of a 2011 rezoning plan of West Farms, the largest implemented in the borough at the time. Led by Dattner Architects, the West Farms Redevelopment Plan aimed to revitalize 11 blocks of the neighborhood by adding affordable housing and new job opportunities.

1932 Bryant Avenue, West Farms, affordable housing

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units until June 30, 2020. Complete details on how to apply are available here (pdf). Preference for 50 percent of the units will be given to residents of Bronx Community Board 6. 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 CityRealty’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city.


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