Score a middle-income apartment in the Brooklyn Cultural District’s Caesura, from $866/month

June 12, 2017

Applications are currently being accepted for 49 middle-income units at The Caesura in Fort Greene, a rental expected to open late this summer. Located in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District at 280 Ashland Place, the 12-story mixed-use rental building sits just one block from the famed Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Designed by Dattner Architects and Bernheimer Architecture, Caesura features a landscaped rooftop garden and conservatory, fitness center, bike room, community room and a shared goods or “lending library” space. New Yorkers earning 80 and 130 percent of the area median income can apply to rent units ranging from $886/month micro-units to $2,715/month two-bedrooms.

Caesura, 280 Ashland Place, Fort Greene

Caesura, 280 Ashland Place, Fort Greene

The base of the Caesura will include the Center for Fiction and Mark Morris Dance Group, an attempt to enrich and diversify the area. Above the base, there will be 123 affordable and market-rate apartments. The light-filled studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units feature beautiful hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets and keyless access. In addition to these features, the micro-units come furnished and include a complimentary cable subscription, WiFi, housekeeping, butler services and social events.

Formerly the site of a parking lot, the building was developed by Jonathan Rose Companies. The construction of Caesura adds to the development boom happening in the small cultural neighborhood, also known as the BAM Cultural District. Nearby at 250 Ashland Place, and next to the Shakespeare Theatre, is The Ashland, an amenity-rich apartment building. Just across the way, a newly opened rental building sits at 300 Ashland Place.

Caesura, 280 Ashland Place, Fort Greene

Caesura, 280 Ashland Place, Fort Greene

Residents will benefit from a state-of-the-art fitness center on the 11th floor, as well as rooftop lounge with native plants, grills and kitchenette.  Plus, there will be a resident lounge, package and concierge service, bike room and a conservatory for “quiet contemplation.” The building meets or exceeds Enterprise Green Communities and LEED Gold criteria, with green roofs, energy star appliances and high-efficiency HVAC and water conserving fixtures.

Caesura, 280 Ashland Place, Fort Greene

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable apartments at 280 Ashland Place until August 1, 2017. Fifty percent of units are reserved for residents of the Brooklyn Community Board 2. 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.

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If you don’t qualify for the housing lotteries mentioned, visit’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city.


Images and renderings courtesy of Bozzuto Group and Dattner Architects

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