Ground broken on affordable East New York housing

Ground was broken Thursday on a new housing and retail complex in East New York.



The future Van Sinderen Plaza will provide 130 affordable apartments for rent in addition to shopping and community space.



A studio apartment will go for about $500 and a three-bedroom will be about $1,100 a month.



One building will be on Van Sinderen Avenue; the other on New Lots Avenue.



Residents must apply through the city's affordable housing lottery.



The project is expected to be completed in spring 2018.


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