According to The New York Times, the Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn is the new home of an eight-story, 63-unit rental building complete with with a part-time doorman. The developer is Bluejay Management and a one-bedroom unit rents for $3,000 a month. The neighborhood was scarred by race riots in 1991 but the locals say those days are long gone. “It’s a very neighborhoody place and has a good vibe,” said Danielle Leahy, 36, who lives in Crown Heights and works there on a regular basis.
In 2012, Ms. Leahy traded an apartment in Park Slope for a one-bedroom duplex in a prewar walk-up in Crown Heights, after falling for the area’s burgeoning night life. While many blocks are dominated by the kind of stock that Ms. Leahy calls home — low-rise rowhouses in Italianate and Queen Anne styles, large new multifamily buildings are also materializing. The Dean, an eight-story 120-unit building from All Year Management opened in 2017.
The Dean, which has income-restricted below-market-rate units in addition to market-rate ones, appears to have benefited from the area’s 2013 rezoning that allowed larger buildings to be built in exchange for affordable housing. All Year is also busy with a 100-room hotel at Bedford Avenue and Eastern Parkway.Read More