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State Issues RFPs for 2,000-Plus Affordable Units in Brooklyn

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced five RFPs to construct approximately 2,300 affordable homes on parcels of land controlled by the state or owned by Brookdale University Hospital in central Brooklyn. The solicitations through New York State Homes and Community Renewal are part of phase two of the state’s Vital Brooklyn initiative, and will be followed this summer by another round of RFPs for 1,000 more affordable units.

“Developments are going to include community facilities and open space,” Cuomo said. “So, it’s not just going to be housing; it’s going to a housing complex that has community space and facilities that helps the entire community.”

Each location will host a new ambulatory care center, Cuomo said. Proposals on the first round of RFPs are due by July 13.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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