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Over 56,000 People Apply To Live On Fetid Gowanus Canal

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Despite the putrid goo, potential for severe back-ups, surefire threat of flooding, and general disagreeableness of the Gowanus Canal, more than 56,000 people applied online to live in one of the 86 affordable apartments coming to 365 Bond Street, DNAinfo reports. The building is one of two rising between Carroll and Second streets along the canal as part of a 700-apartment complex complete with waterfront esplanade by the Lightstone Group. The lottery numbers come straight from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and rank right up there with the best of them (And by best of them, we mean most gangbusters applicant pools.)

The application period for the 86 apartments was open from November through January 4. For braving the elements, or whatever elements may entangle with the property from the canal, some lucky residents will be rewarded hardily: studios will rent from $833/month and one-bedrooms from $895/month. Applicants for one-bedrooms must make between $32,092 to $36,300 and couples applying for the one bedroom must make between $32,092 and $41,460, DNAinfo says.

According to a spokesperson for the project, the development is slated to open this winter, and will include a 24-hour doorman, fitness center with a yoga and spin room, a library, and a children's playroom. On the Gowanus Canal. Right.
· More Than 56K People Applied for 86 Affordable Apartments on Gowanus Canal [DNAinfo]
· The Fascinating, Murky History of the Gowanus Canal [Curbed]
· All 363-365 Bond Street coverage [Curbed]

363-365 Bond Street

363-365 Bond Street, Brooklyn, NY