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39 Hegeman Ave, Brooklyn, NY View Map Down arrow

The Hegeman provides permanent, affordable housing for single adults in the under-resourced neighborhood of Brownsville, Brooklyn. The five-story building offers studio apartments for formerly homeless individuals with special needs, persons with HIV/AIDS, and low-income residents, many from the Brownsville community. COOKFOX Architects designed the state-of-the-art building that achieved a LEED Silver rating in November 2012. 

The Hegeman features an expansive, enclosed garden on the ground level for building residents. In addition, Breaking Ground developed an intimate community garden adjacent to the Hegeman Avenue building on South Boyland Avenue for use by tenants and neighborhood residents alike. Our partners at Sprout by Design provide programming and assist with seasonal vegetables, fruits and plants. 

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Overview

Housing Type
Permanent
Opened
2012
Units
161
Residents
  • 100 studio apartments for formerly homeless single adults
  • 61 studio apartments for low-income working adults at or below 60% of the area median income
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Special Features
Amenities Green BuildingGreen Building/Green Roof
Amenities Fitness RoomFitness Room
Amenities Computer LabComputer Lab
Amenities LaundryLaundry/washer & dryer in unit
Amenities Security24-Hour Security
Amenities Garden RoofOutdoor/Garden Space
Project Cost
$43 million
Awards
2012 AIA New York Housing Design Award of Merit, 2013 Building Brooklyn Award, 2014 BSA Housing Design Award

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The Hegeman

39 Hegeman Ave
NY, Brooklyn
Open ed 2012| 161 Units