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Court Building to be Converted into Affordable Housing

Posted 28/Aug/2009 14:40:00 by S.T.E. in Affordable Housing in NYC, Jamaica

Queens family court building to be converted into affordable housing

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Affordable Apartments: 116 West 116th

Posted 31/Dec/2008 01:20:00 by Gromco in Affordable Housing in NYC, 116 West 116th Street, Central Harlem

Applications are being accepted for 21 affordable rental apartments under construction at 116 West 116th street.

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Affordable Brooklyn in Sunset Park

Posted 19/Sep/2007 23:20:00 by Gromco in Affordable Housing in NYC, Sunset Park

NY Sun hails Brooklyn's Sunset Park as a neighborhood where one can still find "a cheap apartment in a safe neighborhood with a reasonable commute to [your] job in Manhattan". But beware, "there has been a surge of development and rental conversions in the neighborhood and the Department of City Planning is conducting a rezoning study of the area". Currently, apartments sell for around $500 a square foot - a much lower figure that in other Brooklyn neighborhoods.

Source: The Sun Rises on Brooklyn's Sunset Park (NY Sun) »


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Borough President Rejects Hotel/Condo Project

Posted 04/Aug/2007 17:30:00 by Gromco in Affordable Housing in NYC, Battery Park City, Time Equities

Downtown Express reports that Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer rejected Time Equities' massive hotel and condo project proposal for 50 West St - officially, due to lack of any "substantial investment in affordable housing". The rejection is only advisory, but it is expected to have an impact on the pending City Council approval which would be necessary for the project to proceed.

Source: Beep says stop on West St. condos (Downtown Express) »


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160 South 2nd Street Affordable Apartments Lottery

Posted 13/Nov/2006 18:30:00 by Gromco in Affordable Housing in NYC, Williamsburg

Another affordable apartment lottery has been announced. This time, we're talking about 160 South 2nd street in Williamsburg. 20 apartments (from 1br to 3br) available in the $547-to-$764 price range. Read on for details...

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Bronx Affordable Apartments Lottery

Posted 05/Jun/2006 by Gromco in Affordable Housing in NYC, The Bronx

The Department of Housing Preservation & Development announces an affordable housing lottery for 53 apartments in a new development in the Bronx.

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Cooper Square Affordable Housing Lottery

Posted 28/Feb/2006 by Gromco in Affordable Housing in NYC, East Village

Dept of Housing Preservation & Development tells us that application forms for 41 affordable housing rental apartments (studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom) currently under construction at 2-4 East 1st Street in the Cooper Square are of the East Village are now available. The deadline is April, 16th 2006. Applications are to be requested from:

Extra Place Apartments
303 Park Avenue South, PMB 1122
New York, NY 10010
Completed applications should be returned to the P.O.Box listed with the application.


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Affordable Upper East Side Apartments Lottery

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development announced the availability of 24 affordable apartments (15 studio and 9 1-bedroom apartments) in two buildings currently under construction at 417 East 76th Street and 438 East 76th Street. Future tenants will be selected by lottery. Applications are accepted from low-income households (see details). They must be postmarked by January 17th, 2006.

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Schaefer Landing Housing Project Completed in Williamsburg

Posted 10/Oct/2005 by Gromco in Affordable Housing in NYC, Williamsburg

The Bloomberg administration [announced] last week the completion of the first two buildings of the new waterfront housing development in the Greenpoint-Williamsburg area.

The 350-unit two-building complex at Schaefer Landing located on Kent Ave is the first constructed under the area's rezoning plan. 140 units will be set aside as rentals for low-income families, while the other 210 will go for sale (at market rates) as condominiums.

For those wondering how the lucky 140 tenants are/were being selected, the administration explains that the "tenants... have been or will be selected by lottery with at least half of the apartments being rented to current residents of Williamsburg. Over 100 families have been selected so far out of thousands of applications received."

The definition of "low-income" for the purposes of affordable housing eligibility is "families earning up to $37,680 per year".



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