Snag an affordable apartment in this greenery-rich Williamsburg building, from $670/month

Posted On Fri, October 27, 2017 By

Posted On Fri, October 27, 2017 By In affordable housing, housing lotteries, Williamsburg

Rendering of 695 Grand Street courtesy of St. Nicks Alliance & NYHC

Located just steps away from Williamsburg‘s bustling Metropolitan Avenue, a mixed-use building at 695 Grand Street is now accepting applications for 38 affordable units. Developed by St. Nicks Alliance and designed by Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP), the eight-story rental features sustainable design elements like a landscaped terrace and rooftop, as well as a vertical green wall planted trellis on its facade. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 30, 50, 60 and 130 percent of the area median income can apply for units ranging from $670/month studios to $2,056/month three-bedrooms.

The 80,000-square-foot building includes retail space on its ground floor. Right above on the second floor, residents can enjoy a landscaped roof deck and community room for recreational activities. There is also a bike storage room at the basement level.

MAP chose two distinct brick colors for the facade of 695 Grand Street, mirroring the different materials used on the block’s other buildings. A vertical green wall planted trellis separates the two separate masses of brick and extends from the sidewalk to the 6th floor.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable apartments until December 29, 2017. Residents of Brooklyn Community Board 1 will be given preference for 50 percent of the units. 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. And find future market-rate listings for 695 Grand Street here.


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