Finding a bright, brand-new studio for less than $1500 a month, or a one-bedroom for less than $1900 a month in a cobblestoned Brooklyn neighborhood is near impossible. But there are a handful of both at Columbia Hicks Apartments, adjacent to Columbia Commons in the Columbia Street Waterfront District. They’re built by the same developers, and the brick and distressed masonry facade of the building blends in with the neighborhood’s historic character.
The interiors, though, are completely modern, with honey-colored wood floors, stainless appliances, and granite countertops. And all units share the sweet amenities of Columbia Commons, including a shared courtyard, a gym, onsite laundry, and a package room. Even better–there is no broker’s fee, and no application fee, and for the studios, you get 2 months free–or 14 months total–for signing a year lease. The only catch is that residents must fall into a specific income tier for each type of unit. The two remaining tiers open are $49,700 to $97,000 for the 500-square-foot studios and $62,400 to $110,900 for the 600- to 700-square-foot one bedrooms. If you fit that criteria, and want a new apartment that’s surrounded by the shops, restaurants and bars of Cobble Hill and Columbia Street and blocks from Brooklyn Bridge Park, then you should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 516-792-6743 stat.