BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — A new apartment building on Franklin Avenue is encouraging residents to express their artistic sides.
The 118-unit residence at 180 Franklin Ave. near Willoughby Avenue offers a music rehearsal space, art studio and a gallery for tenants, according to real estate company Citi Habitats.
“This part of Brooklyn brings a lot of creative types, creative professionals, and a lot of students from Pratt,” said Dave Maundrell, Citi Habitats’ executive vice president of new developments for Brooklyn and Queens.
The amenities aim to spur community involvement and “creating a lifestyle within the building,” he added.
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Residents can use a library and co-working lounge on the first floor and work will be featured in a 600-foot gallery space, Maundrell said.
An art studio gives room for woodwork, 3D-printing and other types of hands-on activities, and the building’s lower level features a gaming lounge with a pool table and TV.
The residence offers studios starting at $2,000, as well as one-bedroom, two-bedroom and duplex units.