Brooklyn Rep. Nydia Velazquez introduced legislation this week that would provide $70 billion in federal funding for public housing repairs across the country, as Democrats are set to take control of all three chambers of government in Washington.
Of the affordable apartments, there are 18 studios, 52 one-bedroom units, 33 two-bedroom units and 22 three-bedroom units.
City arts organizations unveiled a pair of photo exhibits on construction fences along two public housing complexes in Red Hook last week.
The building’s existence is part of a controversial plan to lease NYCHA land to developers in exchange for cash to make repairs and build more apartments.
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).