Affordable Lottery Opens for 67 Units in Bushwick, Starting at $1,759 a Month

889 Bushwick Avenue in June 2018. Photo via Google Maps


An affordable housing lottery has opened for 67 newly constructed units in the Bushwick and Evergreen Apartments, two buildings located on the same block, one at 889 Bushwick Avenue and the other at 340 Evergreen Avenue, in Bushwick.

Of the affordable apartments, there are 16 studios, 17 one-bedroom units and 34 two-bedroom units. Monthly rents start at $1,759 and top out at $2,506.

The lottery is set at an area median income range of 130 percent. Eligible incomes range between $60,309 and $146,510 for households of one to five people.

There was formerly a long-derelict but attractive turn-of-the-last-century building at 889 Bushwick Avenue, which was demolished in 2016. Now, on the corner stands a new six-story building, which has a total of 54 units, with 400 square feet of bicycle storage in the cellar and 2,243 square feet of recreation space on the roof.

Around the corner is 340 Evergreen Avenue, a five-story building with 55 total units that sits on what was formerly an empty lot. According to building permits, parking for 112 cars will be provided, along with 1,172 square feet of bicycle storage. The lottery listing says that the buildings will include a gym, conference room, game room and a pet spa.

Photo by Cate Corcoran

889 Bushwick Avenue in 2015. Photo by Cate Corcoran

Joseph Brunner and Abe Mandel of Bruman Realty are the developers. While Moshe Braver of Bushwick Realty Holding is listed in building permits, a story in The Real Deal claims he is only acting as a representative for the developers.

They purchased the entire block in 2014 for $15 million. Part of the sale required the former owner, Christian nonprofit Metro World Child, have space in the complex, at 871 Bushwick Avenue.

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340 Evergreen Avenue in April 2012. Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

Bryon T. Russell of Syndicate Architecture is the architect of record for the entire complex. The firm has designed other buildings in Brooklyn, including an under-construction five-story mixed-use apartment at 82 Ainsle Street, near the corner of Union Avenue, in Williamsburg.

From what can be currently seen, the facade is grey and black, with some of the units having long balconies facing Harman Street.

Applications for the affordable housing lottery must be submitted by December 31. Apply through NYC Housing Connect. To learn more about how to apply for affordable housing, read Brownstoner’s guide.

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