Affordable Lottery Opens for 100 Units at Controversial Pier 6 Complex, Starting at $1,394

The construction site in May 2018


It’s finally here.

An affordable housing lottery has opened for 100 newly constructed units in one of the towers at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s controversial Pier 6 development, located at 15 Bridge Park Drive.

Sales launched in June for 126 condos in the second, 28-story residential building that’s part of the development.

Of the affordable apartments in the 16-story building, there are 40 studios, 20 one-bedroom units, 15 two-bedroom units and 25 three-bedroom units. Monthly rents start at $1,394 and top out at $4,380.

The lottery is set at an area median income range of 80 percent for 25 of the units, 130 percent for another 25 units and — unusual for Brooklyn — 165 percent for the remaining 50 units. Eligible incomes range between $47,795 and $199,650 for households of one to six people.

Eran Chen of ODA is the architect of record. Their other projects include 10 Montieth Street on part of what used to be the Rheingold Brewery in Bushwick, Dumbo’s sugar crystal-inspired 10 Jay Street, and Eliot Spitzer’s three-tower, $750 million mega-project at 416 Kent Avenue, just south of the Williamsburg Bridge.

There are 140 units in the building total. Retail space will take over the first floor, along with 71 spaces for bike parking. Elsewhere, there will be a fitness room, a playroom for children, outdoor recreational space on the 15th floor and a tenants lounge, according to building permits. The building’s website says that each unit will have a washer/dryer.

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Rendering via RAL Companies

The developers are RAL Development Services and Oliver’s Realty Group. A lawsuit against the developers and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, filed by the Brooklyn Heights Association, was dropped in February 2018. The group contended that the park had all the revenue it needed to continue operating and new development was unneeded.

In May 2015, RAL contributed $10,000 to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s now-shuttered Campaign for One New York a month before they were chosen to develop the project.

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View looking south from Pier 5 Uplands in May 2018

Applications must be submitted by November 9. Apply through NYC Housing Connect. To learn more about how to apply for affordable housing, read Brownstoner’s guide.

[Photos by Susan De Vries unless otherwise noted]

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