A result of a partnership between the NYC Housing Authority, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and a private development team, this development offers affordable rental opportunities and helps knit together the urban context of this growing East New York neighborhood. Located on a former parking lot surrounded by high-rise NYCHA developments, Stanley Commons provides 240 affordable apartments across seven low-and mid-rise buildings. The contemporary design offers a variety of materials and colors, while large windows provide living spaces with an abundance of natural light. The development includes the Prince Joshua Avitto Community Center, a new state-of-the-art community facility offering a college-sized gymnasium, game room, and multipurpose facilities. Managed by a partnership between Good Shepard Services and Man Up!, the recently opened facility affords the community at-large with after-school programs, social services, and college access programming.
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