Lottery opens for 16 units from $2,100/month across from Bushwick’s Maria Hernandez Park

August 15, 2019

Image: Google street view.

A lottery has opened for 16 not-very-affordable units in a newly-constructed building across the street from Maria Hernandez Park in Bushwick. The building at 260 Knickerbocker Avenue is the first high rise adjoining the park. Qualifying New Yorkers earning a whopping 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the available units, including $2,100/month one-bedrooms and $2,300/month two-bedrooms.

260 knickerbocker avenue, affordable housing, bushwick, maria hernandez parkRendering of 260 Knickerbocker by ND Architecture & Design

The 53-unit glass-and-steel residential building rises on the site of the Iglesia Bautista Central; there will be space allocated for the church in the basement. The building offers retail and parking.

Amenities include a laundry room and a rooftop common area. Because of the building’s relatively low-scaled surroundings, residents will have far-reaching views over Brooklyn and of the distant Manhattan skyline in addition to the park across the street. Maria Hernandez Park was named for a local activist who fought tirelessly to get rid of drug dealers on her block.

260 knickerbocker avenue, affordable housing, bushwick, maria hernandez park

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the apartments until September 9, 2019. 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 CityRealty’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city.


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