Lottery opens for income-restricted units in Brooklyn’s historic Weeksville, from $2,245/month

June 1, 2020

Rendering courtesy of S. Wieder Architect

A lottery launched on Monday for 16 middle-income apartments in Crown Heights’ historic Weeksville neighborhood. The Brooklyn community was once home to the second largest free black community in the country. Located at 1515 Park Place, the new building sits between Buffalo Avenue and Rochester Avenue, just around the corner from the Weeksville Heritage Center. New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the units, including $2,245/month one-bedrooms and $2,710/month two-bedrooms.

The lottery does not offer much of a discount on rent for the neighborhood. Currently, the median price for rentals in Crown Heights is about $2,675/month, according to CityRealty. But unlike many buildings in the area, 1515 Park Place comes with an on-site laundry room, fitness center, and rooftop garden.

In addition to being close to the Weeksville Heritage Center, which (when not forced to close because of the pandemic) offers tours and public programs about the historic African American community, the building is near bustling Utica Avenue and two parks, St. John’s Park and the Arthur S. Somers Park. Plus, commuting is easy with access to 3 and 4 trains at Utica Avenue and a number of buses within walking distance.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units at 1515 Park Place until June 23, 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 CityRealty’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city.


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