It’s Official

July 10, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

A number of people are wondering what will become of this old precinct house located on Herbert Street. Last night I bumped into Rich Mazur of the North Brooklyn Development Corporation and he gave me the good news: last month the papers were signed and it is to be converted into affordable housing. Apparently our representative, Joseph Lentol, pitched the proposal to Housing Preservation & Development, Diana Reyna secured $1,000,000 from the New York City Council and the Borough President’s Office chipped in another $500,000. I was not told how many there units will be, but with studios starting in the $100,000s it will indeed be affordable to a number of people who could not otherwise afford to live in our great neighborhood!

Miss Heather


5 Comments on It’s Official

  1. jake_tuff on Thu, 10th Jul 2008 10:41 am
  2. This should be intersting to follow as this not what one might envision as typical affordable housing stock. I’m suprised they didn’t use a building that might be able to be built denser. Thanks for the information Heather. What’s the address on this place?

  3. missheather on Thu, 10th Jul 2008 10:51 am
  4. It is located at the intersection of Humboldt Avenue and Herbert Street. 28 Herbert, I think.

    That said, I am glad it will be put to good use. It is a beautiful old building that has been left to decay for FAR too long.

  5. knotslaning on Thu, 10th Jul 2008 3:58 pm
  6. I love this building and it would be so great to see it become “affordable” housing. This neighborhood could use some of that. Keep us posted on the events as they unfold.

  7. Citizen Skein on Thu, 10th Jul 2008 6:46 pm
  8. missheather on Thu, 10th Jul 2008 6:56 pm
  9. Hey!!! HOW DARE YOU take pictures of my home and post them on the Internets! 😉

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