After a long development process that's included complaints and protests from locals, the cleanup of toxic waste, and a notoriously noisy construction process, Lightstone's huge, 700-unit apartment complex in Gowanus is now accepting applications for a total of 86 affordable rentals.
365 Bond Street—one of two buildings Lightstone's building along the banks of the Gowanus canal that will be finished by 2017, according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle—will feature a 24-hour attended lobby, in-unit washers and dryers, an on-site manager, and for an extra charge, "fitness facilities with yoga rooms and spin studios," on-site bike storage, and a roof deck with barbecue, per the listing on NYC Housing Connect.
There are 20 studios available for $833/month; 48 one-bedrooms are available for $895/month; and 18 two-bedrooms are available for $1,082/month, for renters with annual household incomes between $29,932 and $51,780, depending on family and apartment size. (Full requirements can be found here.)
Per usual with this kind of development, preference for half of the affordable apartments will be given to current neighborhood residents, in this case of Brooklyn's Community Board 6.
If you're interested and think you might qualify for one of these apartments, you can create a profile and apply online via NYC Housing Connect, or request a paper application by sending a self-addressed envelope to Fifth Avenue Committee CO Vania Merino 621 Degraw Street Brooklyn NY 11217.
NB: if you submit more than one application, you may be disqualified from the running altogether, and applications are due by January 4, 2016.
Note: BrickUnderground is not affiliated with New York City public housing. If you are interested in applying to this or other affordable housing developments, please go to the NYC Housing Connect website for information and instructions.