Brooklyn News: Housing lottery opens for first-time homebuyers

Housing lottery opened for first-time homebuyers for 11 Bed Stuy, Crown Heights Houses

The Affordable Housing Lottery has opened for the sale of 11 two- and three-family homes in Bed Stuy and Crown Heights. The lottery is specifically for first-time homebuyers with households of two to seven people earning between $104,500 and $227,630 annually.

KINGSTON - Stone house illuminated at night

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An 18th-century Kingston stone house with a secret passage is yours for $975,000

This beautifully restored stone home in Kingston is filled with enough visual delights to captivate any old house lover, and has centuries-old history within its walls. It was built in the 18th century, expanded in the 19th century, and received some updates in the mid-20th century. The recent refurbishment has restored the original details while adding a touch of extra character, such as a secret entrance, along with modern amenities with a sympathetic period feel.

View of pocket doors between living room and dining room

Three-bedroom Park Slope co-op with fireplace mantel, ensuite and ensuite laundry is asking $1.695M

When advertised in 1904, the units in this Park Slope building were advertised as “modern in every way.” Although shelves, interior doors and pocket doors are no longer modern standards, they certainly add to the charm of this apartment. Also included is a kitchen with state-of-the-art amenities and in-unit laundry. The three-bedroom apartment is located on the third floor of 466 Third Street, a co-op with eight units.

Detached Ditmas garden with wraparound terrace

Ditmas Park detached with wraparound porch, central air, garage asking $2.8M

It has a front porch spacious enough to welcome a large number of trick-or-treaters, and inside, this early 1900s townhouse is equally spacious and still filled with original details. There are hardwood floors, shelves, wood paneling, and stained glass inside 481 East 18th Street. The Ditmas Park single family also has central air and a garage.

Prison - An aerial view of the proposed prison and surrounding buildings

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City backs out of major commitments on new 15-story, 1,040-bed Boerum Hill jail, locals say

City agencies behind the design of the new 15-story, 1,040-bed Brooklyn Borough Jail on Boerum Hill have backed away from commitments they made to the community during the land use review process, hurting the jail’s ability to safely integrate into the neighborhood, locals said. Community board meeting Wednesday night.

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