In 1977, when President Jimmy Carter visited the South Bronx and declared it the worst neighborhood in the country, he was standing in Crotona Park East, a small neighborhood nestled in the triangle bordered by the Cross Bronx Expressway, the Harlem River, and Crotona Park. Though the Bronx dropped this reputation a long time ago, Crotona Park East was one of a few areas that seemed slow to catch up with the rest of the borough, but five years ago, the city rezoned this stretch from light industrial use to residential, creating a boom in affordable housing opportunities.
The latest such development is located at 1702 Bryant Avenue, where 10 newly constructed affordable units are up for grabs through the city’s housing lottery. The unit are $931/month one-bedrooms for one person earning between $31,920 and $38,100 annually and two people earning between $31,920 and $43,500.
The building offers an outdoor recreation space and a coin-operated laundry room and, for an additional fee, indoor/outdoor parking. It’s conveniently located just three blocks away from the 2,5 trains at 174th Street, as well as the BX36 bus. Catty-corner to the building is the New Horizons Shopping Mall, which offers a Stop & Shop grocery store, TJ Max, and many other big-name stores.
Those who qualify can apply here. Find below our map of other ongoing housing lotteries:
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