The Market

Here's how to get a $1,070 two-bedroom in Park Slope

By Lucy Cohen Blatter | September 22, 2015 - 9:59AM

A Park Slope two-bedroom for $1070 a month—way below the $3,000 a month median rent? There are two affordable housing units of that size up for grabs at this new 17-unit building at 65 Park Place, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

The caveat: The minimum income to qualify is $36,686; the maximum for a family of two is $41,460; for a family of three, $46,620; and for a family of four it's $51,780. Also, one-bedroom apartments priced at $945 a month—to qualify, you must make between $32,400 and $36,300 for a single person, and between $32,400 and $41,460 for a couple—are also available, but there are only two.

And you also have to win the housing lottery, of course.

Apartments have floor-to-ceiling windows and parking spots can be had for an additional fee. Most market rate two-bedrooms in the building have gone for upwards of $4,000 a month.  There are currently two three-bedrooms on the market for over $6,000 a piece.

A market-rate two-bedroom in the same building went for $4,499 over the summer.

Applications are due October 13th. If you think you might qualify, brush up on our tips here, and either apply online via NYC Housing Connect or request an application by mail by sending a  self-addressed envelope, to 65 Park Place Apartments, c/o SJP Tax Consultants Inc., 149- 41 14th Avenue, Whitestone NY 11357. (Note, you should do one or the other, but not both: Anyone who sends in multiple applications could be disqualified.)

Note: BrickUnderground is in no way 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.


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