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Tract 342, Block Group 1, Coney Island, Brooklyn

United States > New York > Tract 342, Block Group 1, Coney Island, Brooklyn

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SITE SPECIFICATIONS
Site Coverage  
Parking Ratio 30.4
income group Low
Range Heights Primary 8-16 Floors, Secondary
 
basic project statistics
gross building area 111785
units 894
population 2824
site area 77000 sq. m
coverage 21.20
parking 272
   
demographics
seniors 5
families w/ children 57
singles/couples 69
other 0
Census Tract 342 Block Group 1 is mainly composed of “Coney Island I (site 4&5)” – a 4.3-acre New York City Housing Authority public housing development completed in 1974 and the “Sea Park East Housing” (2966 West 28th St) – an affordable housing project built in the 1970s under Mitchell Lama housing program. “Coney Island I (site 4&5)” has 375 units accommodating 1123 residents in one building on the north part of the block group (Source: NYCHA). “Sea Park East Housing” has 307 affordable units. In 2004, Empire State Development Corp (ESDC) - the New York State agency – sold “Sea Park East and West” to Arker Companies and the Related Capital Company, who invested 80 million to refurbish the apartments. The project is supposed to serve the low-income population for another 40 years (Source: http://www.arkercompanies.com/news_19.htm, accessed Nov 23rd, 2010). In addition these apartment buildings –the block group also contains one playground, several parking lots and a small number of older two or three flats.

Boundaries:
North: Mermaid Ave;
East: W 25th St.;
South: Surf Ave;
West: W 29TH St.

References:
Demographics information is from Census 2000
Site specifications are estimated from Google Earth
Maps are from Google Map and Bing Map
Photos are from Google Map Street View and http://gis.nyc.gov/nycha/im/wmp.do;jsessionid=5B43862513D65FCAAA90A8396121EE46? Accessed Nov23rd, 2010