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Affordable Apartments From $833 a Month Up For Grabs in Gowanus Lottery

By Leslie Albrecht | November 5, 2015 2:32pm

GOWANUS — Nearly 90 affordable apartments are up for grabs at a new high-rise in Gowanus — and low-income renters have until Jan. 4 to apply for the units.

The city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development is now accepting applications for an affordable housing lottery for 365 Bond St., a 430-unit apartment building overlooking the Gowanus Canal.

Single renters who make between $29,932 and $36,300 a year can apply for the 400-square-foot studios that will rent for $833 a month.

Couples who make between $32,092 and $41,460 (or singles making $32,092 to $36,300) can apply for 575-square-foot one-bedrooms that will rent for $895.

Two-bedrooms will rent for $1,082 and will be available to households of two people making $38,538 to $41,460, households of three people making $38,538 to $46,620, or households of four people making $38,538 to $51,780.


The 12-story building's amenities include stainless steel Bosch appliances, washers and dryers in every unit, a "large" fitness facility with yoga rooms and spin studios (available for an extra fee), and a roof deck with a barbecue (also available for a fee), according to HPD.

The building is scheduled to open this winter. Developer Lightstone Group recently completed an environmental cleanup to rid the soil beneath 365 Bond St. of contaminants.

Another high-rise, 363 Bond St., is being constructed next door. The two buildings together will make up a 700-unit complex that will eventually include a waterfront esplanade with a boat launch where people can enter the canal for recreational activities such as canoeing.

The Gowanus Canal is a heavily polluted waterway that was once lined by industrial businesses that spewed waste into the canal. The waterway also gets inundated with raw sewage on rainy days.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is leading a $506 million cleanup of the canal that's expected to start in 2017 and finish around 2022.

To enter the lottery for 365 Bond St., visit NYC Housing Connect to set up a profile and fill out an application.