Breaking Ground


90 Sands Exterior - Photography by Wes Tarca

90 Sands Street Affordable Housing Tower Opens in DUMBO, Brooklyn

Work is complete on 90 Sands Street, a 30-story residential tower in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle and developed by Breaking Ground, the project involved the redevelopment of the former Jehovah’s Witness Hotel and yields 491 units with a portion devoted to deeply affordable housing and supportive housing for the formerly homeless, as well as a 28,000-square-foot community facility and commercial space spanning the first and second floors and a public plaza at the corner of Sands and Jay Streets.

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Betances Residence in Mott Haven - COOKFOX Architects

Betances Residence Completes Construction at 443 East 142nd Street in Mott Haven, The Bronx

Breaking Ground has completed construction on Betances Residence, a 152-unit affordable and supportive housing property at 443 East 142nd Street in Mott Haven, The Bronx. The development is Breaking Ground’s first Passive House-certified building and was completed in partnership with New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD).

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Housing Lottery Launches for 185 Units at 90 Sands Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn

The affordable housing lottery has launched for 90 Sands Street, a 30-story mixed-use building in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle and developed by Breaking Ground, the conversion will yield 491 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 185 units for residents at 30 to 120 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $18,412 to $128,880.

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View of Edwin's Place (7 Livonia Avenue) - Courtesy of Francis Dzikowski

Developers Celebrate Grand Opening of 7 Livonia Avenue, Affordable Housing Property in Brownsville, Brooklyn

Breaking Ground and the African American Planning Commission Inc. recently celebrated the opening of their co-developed residential property at 7 Livonia Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Known as Edwin’s Place, the property comprises 125 units of affordable and supportive housing in addition to new community space and ground-floor retail.

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