New East New York complex opens affordable housing lotto for 120 units, from $413/month

October 30, 2018

Rendering via Gluck+

Two years ago, the city and MacQuesten Development broke ground on Van Sinderen Plaza, a redevelopment of two vacant lots in East New York into a 155,000-square-foot mixed-use complex with 130 high-quality affordable apartments, as well as retail and community space. Located just off the New Lots Avenue stop on the L train, the two-building project was built for extremely low-, very low-, and low-income households, or those earning 30, 40, 50, or 60 percent of the area median income. Apartments range from $413/month one-bedrooms to $1,281/month three-bedrooms.

Van Sinderen Plaza, 677 Van Sinderen Avenue, East New York affordable housing, Gluck+

The complex was designed by Gluck+, who set the buildings back from the street (across from the elevated subway tracks) to create “a complementary pair of triangular landscaped plazas that emphasizes gateway, creates public outdoor space, and results in a pedestrian-friendly scale sympathetic with surrounding low-lying neighboring homes.” They also opted for a “colorful and sculptural” facade. Amenities include a roof deck, recreation room, outdoor recreation space, bicycle
storage, laundry room, energy efficient appliances, and on-site parking.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable apartments at Van Sinderen Plaza until December 28, 2018. Fifty percent of units will be reserved for residents of Brooklyn Community Board 5. 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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