On Tuesday, July 27th 2021, AAPCI and Breaking Ground celebrated the official opening of Edwin’s Place in Brownsville, Brooklyn, after an almost two decade-long journey to this amazing day. Breaking Ground, our project partner, will be providing onsite property management.
Stakeholders, partners and friends were invited to an open house to celebrate the 125 apartment block that is now home to formerly homeless and low-income individuals, veterans and families. The building, designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, sits pride of place on Livonia Avenue and is a welcome addition to the neighborhood.
All guests were taken on tours of the Enterprise Green Standard, sustainable property and given a brief overview of the building and the social and supportive services that are provided by AAPCI staff.
New residents were also given a house-warming gift! Breaking Ground explains: “Upon move-in, each Edwin’s Place resident received an original work of art from a renowned American artist. Inspired by a New York Times story of Breaking Ground resident Buddy Jones who lived in our Prince George building, the artist, who requested to remain anonymous, created 125 unique paintings for incoming Edwin’s Place residents to adorn their new permanent home.”
We hope that each and every one of our residents now has somewhere that they can call home, and a place to make many happy memories.
Edwin’s Place in the Press
Photographs by Michael Priest Photography.