El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 is a community-driven project which will transform an abandoned public school building in East Harlem into an arts facility with 90 units of affordable live/work housing for artists and their families and 13,000 square feet of complementary space for arts organizations.
PS109 is an amazing building. Designed by Charles B.J. Snyder and completed in 1898, this structure is five stories tall with a steeply pitched roof. Exterior details include several copper-clad cupolas and a wealth of decorative terra cotta. After the building was boarded up in 1995, much of the terra cotta was removed; it has been restored as part of the project.
PS109 will contain 90 units of affordable live/work housing for artists and their families with 3,000 square feet available for a resident gallery in addition to 10,000 square feet of non-residential space for arts and cultural organizations on the ground floor and lower level. It will serve the El Barrio community by creating permanently affordable housing in a neighborhood at risk of gentrification. To help the area retain its traditional Latino identity, Artspace will reserve at least 50% of the units for current El Barrio residents.
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El Barrio's Artspace PS109 has 89 units available - 50 studios, 18 one-bedrooms and 21 two-bedrooms. Sample floorplans are below. See the Leasing tab for more information.
Thank you to everyone who applied to PS109. We received over 50,000 applications and began the lottery end of July. If you are selected in the lottery you will receive a letter from us in August, and if we request for you to submit more information please do so in a timely manner. Our goal is to allow move in before end of 2014.
Applications are no longer being accepted for the first lottery of El Barrio's Artspace PS109 affordable live/work units. The deadline to submit applications was July 14, 2014.
El Barrio's Artspace PS109 is a smoke-free community.
Applicants who submit more than one application will be disqualified.
After the deadline, applications are selected for review through a lottery process. If your application is selected and you appear to qualify, you will be invited to an interview where management will continue the process of determining your eligibility. Interviews are usually scheduled from 2 to 10 months after the application deadline. You will be asked to bring documents that verify your household size, identity of members of your household, and your household income.
Learn More: www.nyc.gov/housingconnect
Contact NYC Housing Connect at: NYCHOUSINGCONNECT@hpd.nyc.gov or 212-863-7990.
If you are a commercial tenant interested in leasing commercial space in PS109, email Naomi Marx at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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