The building stands on NYCHA land occupied by the Raymond V. Ingersoll Houses, across from the northwest corner of Fort Greene Park.
The final phase of the massive affordable housing complex known as Prospect Plaza, located at 1845 Sterling Place in Ocean Hill, is getting close to the finish line.
East Williamsburg residents say they oppose the city's plan to raise funds for repairs through private for-profit development.
When NYCHA was founded in 1934, one of their first proposals for Brooklyn was a housing project in Red Hook.
East Williamsburg will be among the first Brooklyn neighborhoods to experiment with market-rate housing on NYCHA land.
A second lottery has opened at the massive Prospect Plaza site in Ocean Hill, which will have security cameras, an on-site super, and parking (for an extra fee).
Families living in the public housing project it will replace were kicked out of their homes 17 years ago.
A lottery has opened for 25 affordable units in a new building rising at the Van Dyke houses on Mother Gaston Boulevard in Brownsville.
Boerum Hill’s public housing project Wyckoff Gardens will eventually have market-rate rentals, city officials said Wednesday. The de Blasio administration has selected NYCHA land at 3rd Avenue and Wyckoff Street as the site of the Mayor’s experimental building model that would be half market-rate and half affordable housing, reported Capital New York.
A part of the Mayor’s controversial infill housing plan for NYCHA, the development will be built on public land leased to a private developer. NYCHA plans a 550- to 650-unit building for the site, which, according to NYCHA, has 5.1 acres of underused space — roughly equivalent to seven football fields.
Two other Brooklyn NYCHA sites — the Ingersoll Houses in Fort Greene and the Van Dyke Houses in Brownsville — are also slated to get infill construction, as we have reported. But where the new buildings at Ingersoll Houses and Van Dyke Houses will be 100 percent affordable housing, only 50 percent of the units at Wyckoff Gardens will be.
This afternoon tenants and housing advocates from Families United for Racial & Economic Equality (FUREE) held a press conference calling out the NYC Public Housing Authority for delaying home repairs and leaving families with conditions that threaten their health and safety. Following the event, attorneys from South Brooklyn Legal Services filed a group lawsuit against NYCHA to force repairs for tenants of three Brooklyn NYCHA properties. Gathered at the Brooklyn Housing Court, FUREE expressed several demands: that NYCHA stop forcing residents to live in dangerous and unhealthy conditions; they stop misusing capital repair funds for other programs; that Section 3 funding is used to train and hire residents to make repairs; that the Centralized Calling Center is overhauled to prioritize back-logged tickets; and that NYCHA residents are treated with dignity and respect. NYCHA is currently back-logged with thousands of citywide repairs, and residents usually wait months or years to see repairs made. The photos are by Desiree Marshall, click through to see a few more.