Six chances to live in the heart of Bushwick, from $1,039/month

March 12, 2018

246 Johnson Avenue as of late July 2017, via CityRealty

If there’s one establishment that gets the credit for hipster-fying Bushwick, it’s Roberta’s. And here are six chances to live just a few blocks away from the pizza paradise for less than market rate. As of today, the affordable housing lottery is open at the new rental building 246 Johnson Avenue for three $1,039/month one-bedrooms and three $1,175/month two-bedrooms, available to households earning 60 percent of the area median income. Considering that the market-rate units start at $3,100 a month, this is quite the deal.

Interiors of 246 Johnson Avenue, via Nooklyn. (Interior views are for marketing purposes only; they do not represent the actual units available through the affordable housing lottery.)

The apartments at 246 Johnson Avenue have hardwood floors, granite counters and dishwashers in the kitchen, and central air. Amenities include a rec room, fitness center, bike storage, parking, a laundry room, and landscaped roof terrace with Manhattan skyline views. In addition to being centrally located near all the neighborhood’s best restaurants and bars, the building is close to the L train at Montrose Avenue and walking distance to the J/M/Z lines at Flushing Avenue.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units at 246 Johnson Avenue until April 2, 2018. Fifty percent of units will be set aside for residents of Brooklyn Community Board 1. 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.

Use 6sqft’s map below to find even more ongoing housing lotteries.

If you don’t qualify for the housing lotteries mentioned, visit’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city. Or find market-rate listings for 246 Johnson Avenue here.


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