Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 150 Units in DoBro Skyscraper, Starting at $833 a Month

Rendering by Dattner


Up for grabs in a newly launched affordable housing lottery are 150 apartments in an under-construction building at 333 Schermerhorn Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Steiner NYC is the developer and Dattner Architects and Goldstein Hill & West Architects are the designers.

Dubbed “The Hub,” the 53-story building will contain 740 units in total. Amenities include a landscaped outdoor terrace with sun deck, a dog run, 24/7 concierge, a gym with a yoga studio, bike storage, and a pool. There will also be retail: Out of the 680,000 square feet in the building, 42,000 will be set aside for stores. And there will be a washer/dryer in every apartment.

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Rendering by Dattner

Monthly rents for the apartments start at $833 a month for a studio, $895 a month for a one-bedroom, and $1,082 for a two-bedroom. Eligible applicants will have an income that falls between $29,898 for one person and $54,360 for a household of four.

The building is scheduled for completion in 2017; construction had reached the midway point a year ago, as we reported at the time.

The Hub sits on the border of Downtown Brooklyn and Boerum Hill. The 2, 3, 4, and 5 subway lines stop nearby. Preference will given for 50 percent of the units to be leased by residents of Community Board 2, with an additional 5 percent of units set aside for municipal employees.

Image by NYC Housing Connect

Image by NYC Housing Connect

Developer Steiner NYC also built the Steiner Studios movie-making facility in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and is developing Brooklyn’s first Wegmans grocery in the complex. Dattner is known for its award-winning design for the Spring Street Salt Shed in Manhattan. Brooklyn projects include Gateway Elton Phase III and BAM North Site II and an affordable housing complex next to the Van Dyke Houses in Brownsville.

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Construction had reached the mid-way mark in August. Photo by Field Condition

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. The lottery is open to all eligible applicants until December 15.

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