Nab a Newly Constructed Affordable Bushwick Two-Bedroom for $1,071 a Month

A rendering of 83 Bushwick Place. Image by Aufgang Architects


Score one of four affordable units in this under-construction development on Bushwick Place.

Located in the Bushwick loft area, about five blocks from Roberta’s and two blocks from the Montrose Avenue L station, the four-story apartment building will house 20 units spread across 13,191 square feet.

The affordable units at 83 Bushwick Place consist of two one-bedroom apartments and two two-bedroom apartments. The one-bedrooms will be available to single- to two-person households making between $32,469 and $43,500 a year, and the two-bedrooms will be available to two- to four-person households making between $36,720 and $54,360 a year. Both one-bedrooms will rent for $947 a month and both two-bedrooms will rent for $1,071 a month.

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83 Bushwick Place in January 2015. Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

The building is designed by Aufgang Architects, which has previously worked on various affordable and adaptive reuse projects in addition to designing the Key Food at 490 Myrtle Avenue. The firm is currently working on a 12-story residential building in Gowanus.

The developer is David Schwartz of Slate Property Group, which has been very active in Brooklyn lately. Current projects include the transformation of the Bedford-Union Armory.

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Image via NYC Housing Connect

Five percent of the affordable units will be set aside for mobility-disabled applicants, 2 percent will be set aside for vision- or hearing-disabled applicants, and residents of Brooklyn Community Board 1 will receive preference for 50 percent of the units, while municipal employees will receive preference for 5 percent of the units.

The corner property was previously a vacant lot. The block contains a mix of residential and industrial buildings.

According to a new-building permit application, the structure will include a recreation area on the roof, three private terraces on the fourth floor, and nine underground parking spaces.

The development is accepting applications through July 12. For more information and details on how to apply see the development’s profile [PDF] at NYC Housing Connect and Brownstoner’s comprehensive guide to applying for affordable housing.

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