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New ‘Affordable’ Units Come to Williamsburg At $2K Per Month For One-Bedrooms

142 Manhattan Ave and 150 Meserole St. (Google Maps)

July 12, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan

Two new affordable housing lotteries have opened in Williamsburg with a total of 11 apartments up for grabs—almost all of which cost $1,999 per month or more.

The majority of the units are available at the newly constructed six-story 150 Meserole St. One studio is listed for $1,689 per month and is only available to single renters earning between $57,909 and $97,110 per year.

Four one-bedroom units have been placed in the lottery and are going for $1,999 per month. Eligible applicants must have households of one or two people with a combined annual salary of $68,538 to $111,020. 

The three remaining affordable units in the Meserole Street building are two-bedrooms and are available to households of two to four people in size. Applicants interested in these units, priced at $2,189, must earn between $75,052 and $138,750. 

The building, which is serviced by the J, M, L and G trains, is outfitted with several amenities including a rooftop, a washer and dryer in each unit and a bike room. 

The second lottery is offering three units at 142 Manhattan Ave., all of which are two-bedrooms priced at $2,450 per month.

Households of two to four people are eligible to apply. Income requirements begin at $84,000 and are capped off at $138,710. 

The building, which comes with a rooftop for tenant use, is located blocks from the Montrose Avenue L train station. 

While the units are given out to eligible applicants through a lottery, some preference is given to applicants with vision, mobility and hearing disabilities. 

The deadline to apply to both lotteries is August 2. 

For more information and to apply, go to New York Housing Connect.

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As a city worker, a Paralegal, who does not earn enough to qualify for this “affordable housing”, I am just appalled at how the City of New York can claim this as being affordable when those who work for the city cannot even qualify for it! Time to leave this city for good!


This is the biggest scam in this city right now. These apartments are designed for people that want to live lifestyles that they can’t afford.

Just to live in Brooklynland

Edgardo Anaya

I used to Live on Greenpoint When I was a Child, Matter of fact My Wife was Born There. Greenpoint Hospital LOL


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