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Chestnut Commons

Plan for “Chestnut Commons” Affordable Housing Revealed in East New York

Plans have been announced for 274 affordable housing units as part of a project entitled Chestnut Commons, in East New York. A rezoning shift pushed by the East New York Neighborhood Plan is mostly responsible for the site’s potential. The building will be affordable to households earning up to $51,540, with more than 80 units for households earning up to $25,770, including a set-aside for formerly homeless families and individuals.

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356 East 139th Street

Permits Filed for 356 East 139th Street, Mott Haven, Bronx

For the second time, permits have been filed for a seven-story charter school in The Bronx’s Mott Haven, by the Academic Leadership Charter School. The ALCS currently has two locations in the borough, one for kindergarten through fourth grade, and the other for fifth grade through eighth. They plan to relocate both groups into the new building, reuniting the schools under one roof. The new site is three blocks away from the 3rd Avenue and 138th Street Station, serviced by the 6 train, and ten blocks away from the 3rd Avenue  & 149th street station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. The school will be across the street from Willis playground, a public park.

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