Well, it may be a harsh and unforgiving winter at the moment, but at least you can keep warm by imagining yourself living in a sweet, cheap apartment. Your odds for snagging just one of the 4 magical $1000/month places in Williamsburg might be low, but now DNA Info has found an even bigger glut of affordable housing hitting the market in DUMBO, with a building on 60 Water Street taking applications for 58 studios, one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms, ranging from $539/month to $893/month.
Like every other affordable housing lottery, the applications that are sent in will be drawn randomly, so once you send in an application you’ll just have to sit and wait. Residents of Community Board 2 get preference for 50% of the apartments, and the apartments’ income requirements range from a minimum $19,024 per year to $41,950 per year.
Oh sure, you think that maybe DUMBO doesn’t have the cachet of Williamsburg, but guys, let’s face it: North Brooklyn is over, it’s been seized by rich jackals and no-talent art humpers. Better that you don’t live there, and instead call DUMBO’s beautiful cobblestone streets your home. Plus, rich people hate this building, so once you moved in, it’d be like starring in your own slobs vs. snobs comedy, and you’d be on the side of the slobs.