11/03/15 2:47pm
Will you live there long enough to see this kind of transformation of the Gowanus? Probably not

Will you live there long enough to see this kind of transformation of the Gowanus? Probably not

The surest way to never have to write an essay about leaving Brooklyn is to not get the kind of traumatic brain injury that lets you think that’s a good idea. The second surest way to do that is to not leave, but that’s getting harder what with it always being expensive to live here. So it’s time to take your shot at yet another affordable apartment, this time from the Lightstone apartment project at 365 Bond Street. 86 below-market rate studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments are waiting for you, provided of course you win a lottery. (more…)

10/20/15 2:10pm
People are going to live at this place one way or another. Will you be one?

People are going to live at this place one way or another. Will you be one?

Whenever there’s an affordable housing opportunity in the city, two things happen: There’s a horrendous feeding frenzy, and a big number of applications get thrown right in the trash because they’re filled out incorrectly. Bad enough to waste your time filling out forms and getting your hopes up, but to do all that and be almost instantly disqualified is even worse. It doesn’t have to happen to you though, not if you take advantage of a free seminar that will teach you how to at least fill out the form correctly (affordable apartment still not guaranteed). (more…)