Details on Not-So-Affordable Atlantic Yards Apartments


    Atlantic Yards Report writer Norman Oder reported in The Brooklyn Bureau that the first Atlantic Yards tower, on which work is scheduled to start this fall, will contain fewer family-sized units than promised and will be “disproportionately geared to middle-class families” with rents coming in at more than $2,700 a month. Documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Law show that “only nine of the 35 subsidized two-bedroom units would go to households currently earning less than $35,856 for a family of three (with rents at $835 monthly), while 17 would be reserved for the highest affordable income ‘band,’ those earning 140 percent to 160 percent of Area Median Income (AMI), or between $104,580 and $119,520 for a family of three,” the story said. Meanwhile, the New York Times has investigated the rusty weathered steel exterior of the Barclays Center, and found that arena designers SHoP Architects pre-weathered the materials for four months at an Indianapolis facility so the building would not stain the sidewalks rusty orange.
    Agency, Developer Wrestle Over Atlantic Yards Affordability [The Brooklyn Bureau]
    How the First AY Tower Got More $2,700-a-Month Apartments [AYR]
    Constructing a Facade Both Rugged and Rusty [NY Times]
    Emergency Upgrade on Barclays Center Facade Treated as Untraditional [AYR]
    Atlantic Yards Tower Rendering From SHoP Architects/City Limits Via The Brooklyn Bureau

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