A former neighborhood "eyesore" in Brownsville will soon get a new life as a four-story, 15-unit affordable condo complex.
The $5.8 million project is being overseen by Habitat for Humanity, who broke ground on Wednesday. According to The Daily News, the two-bedroom units will be reserved for first-time buyers with individual salaries of $29,400 to $47,000, or family incomes of $41,950 to $67,100. It was one of the first projects to be approved under Mayor de Blasio's plan to build or maintain 200,000 affordable units,
For years, the vacant lot had apparently been used as an "unofficial trash dump."
· "Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on Brownsville affordable condo complex at site of former eyesore" [NYDN]