Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: An Affordable Housing Lottery in Fort Greene

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    Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 20 Units in Fort Greene, Starting at $690 a Month

    An affordable housing lottery has opened for 20 units in a recently built 19-story mixed-use building at 1 Flatbush Avenue in Fort Greene. Of the affordable apartments, there are 16 studios, two one-bedroom units and two two-bedroom units. Monthly rents start at $690 and top out at $3,063.

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    Bay Ridge Bow-Fronted House With Stained Glass, Updated Kitchen Asks $1.625 Million

    This early 20th century bow-fronted house has period details like stained glass, parquet floors and a coffered ceiling along with contemporary updates to the kitchen and baths. It’s located on a tree-lined Bay Ridge street at 564 76th Street.

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    Fort Greene Rental in Gothic Chapel-Turned-Condo With Soaring Ceiling, Stained Glass Asks $4,100

    An unusual space that includes a vaulted ceiling, stained glass windows, skylights and a spiral staircase, this Fort Greene rental also comes with some intriguing history. The two-bedroom apartment is on the top floor of a former chapel turned condo building at 264 Cumberland Street.

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    A Former Barn Turned Quirky Colonial Revival Home in Pound Ridge Asks $649,900

    There’s a bit more history here than might be obvious at first glance. A combination of a barn from Maine and a bit of 1930s imaginative adaptation, this Pound Ridge, N.Y., home was one of the many residential projects of local resident Hiram J. Halle.

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    Park Slope One-Bedroom Close to Park With Mantel, Wood Floors Asks $2,350 a Month

    This one-bedroom rental on the top floor of a Neo-Grec row house in Park Slope appears neat as a pin and has historic appeal with details such as a mantel and wood floors with an inlay border. Just a short walk from Prospect Park, it’s located at 1222 8th Avenue, in the Park Slope Historic District Extension.

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