Broadway Triangle

Affordable Williamsburg Apartments at 60% Area Median Income

54 Throop Avenue (via Google Maps)

Five affordable apartments at 54 Throop Ave. are now open to apply for via the NYC Housing Connect website. All five of 54 Throop ave. affordable apartments are priced at 60 percent of the area median income; apply by September 23rd.

The former building located at 54 Throop Ave in 2014 (via Google Maps).

The six-story, 24-unit building between Walton and Wallabout streets replaced a smoked fish processing facility in the former industrial area near the Williamsburg/Bed-Stuy border known as Broadway Triangle.

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Lottery for Nine “Affordable” Apartments Open at Two Williamasburg Buildings

319 Broadway rendering (courtesy of NYC Housing Connect)

The NYC Housing Connect database lists new affordable lotteries opening today at two Williamsburg developments with a total of nine units to apply.

The new six-story development at 319 Broadway has three one-bedroom units available at $2,211 per month for one to two occupants with an annual household income between $75,806 – $111,020. Apply here by June 7th.

319 Broadway at street level (Google Maps)

The listed amenities include an intercom system and roof deck. 319 Broadway is also approximately two blocks from the Marcy Avenue JMZ subway and close to the Hewes Street JMZ, but as a consequence, the building faces the subway tracks.

88 Walton St. (Google Maps)

Over at 88 Walton St. there are a total of six units to apply for by June 7. One studio apartment is available at $930 per month for one to two occupants with an annual household income between $31,886 – $51,240.

A single one-bedroom apartment is available for $1000 per month for one to three occupants with an annual household income between $34,286 – $57,660.

A pair of two-bedroom apartments are available for $1,213 per month for two to five occupants with an annual household income between $41,589 – $69,180.

The only amenity at 88 Walton St. is simply listed as “elevator.”


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$450 Million Co-Living Building Planned For Williamsburg

The Collective’s Old Oak in London.

The Collective, a London-based real estate development firm, will launch its $450 million co-living building at 277 Lorimer St. on the border of Bushwick and Williamsburg by 2020.

The 350,000 square-foot building on the land purchased from Bless Properties for just over $54 million will be Brooklyn’s first co-living building and The Collective’s only U.S. location to date. Continue reading

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Public Parks, Private Homes, Pfizer and Police — The Hook-up (8/3)

now there’s even more to enjoy in McGolrick! via the Open Space Alliance

Happy Friday, Greenpoint! With all the warm weather, you may want to spend as much time as possible in Greenpoint’s lovely parks. Now, that’s easier than ever, since the bathrooms at McGolrick Park are open again!

While municipal improvements to our public parks are generally lauded, constant new private development in the neighborhood is less beloved. But, there’s a bunch in the works this week: A 9-unit residential building is planned for 305 Kingsland Avenue, and 65 units of affordable housing for seniors are rising at 64 Scholes St. in Williamsburg.  Continue reading

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Art, Urban Equity and Brooklyn in Albany — The Hook-up 12/15

#BroCleanBKLYN via Instagram
#BroCleanBKLYN via Instagram

Last week, I had the privilege to see a remastered print of Ken Burns’ 1981 film, Brooklyn Bridge, at the Brooklyn Museum. The documentary had me feeling all the feelings for the Bridge and the borough. But it’s not just the Great Bridge that’s been inspiring Brooklyn this week. In fact, our very own Newtown Creek has been inspiring equitable urban greening and environmental activism here in the neighborhood, and around the country. For example, the Newtown Creek Nature Walk was cited as a project for the neighborhood that avoids environmental gentrification.

Further, brothers Gary and Sam Bencheghib took to the mighty waters of Newtown Creek in their series  #BroCleanBKLN. On December 2nd, the pair paddled both the Creek and Gowanus Canal to highlight pollution in Brooklyn, and advocate for cleaner waterways.  Continue reading

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