Affordable Housing

Live in a still-under-construction Brooklyn building for less than $1,300 a month

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Remember former Republican mayoral candidate John Catsimadis? The businessman, who owns Gristedes, as well as a real estate company called Red Apple Group, is behind this new, curvy glass tower which will stand at the border of Fort Greene and downtown Brooklyn once it's completed.

According to NYC Housing Connect, the building is currently receiving applications for all of its 29 affordable units, which range from an $833 a month studio (there are nine total) to a $1,245 three-bedroom, though there's only one of those. Prices and income requirements in the grid below.

The mixed-use building (meaning there'll be a commercial component) at 86 Fleet Place will have a gym, lounge, children's playroom, party room and roof deck.

To apply online, please go to To request an application by mail, send a self-addressed envelope to Red Apple 86 Fleet Place Development, LLC c/o St. Nicks Alliance, Jennings Hall, 260 Powers Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211.  Applications must be postmarked or submitted online no later than March 28. 

Note: Brick Underground 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.