Photo: Demetria Osei-Tutu.Florence Bradley (far left), 42, teaches a crochet course at Mill Brook Terrace every Tuesday from 10 am to noon. They are working on a community project to make a big quilted type blanket with the name of the housing development on it. When it is done, they will hang it on the front of the building.

A 158-apartment complex with affordable housing for seniors has opened on the site of what was once a parking lot for the Mill Brook Houses NYCHA complex in Port Morris.

The project results from a partnership between the West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing, and three city agencies: NYCHA, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development , and the Housing Development Corporation.

A 8,700 square foot senior center in the complex will be open to the local community. The center includes a commercial kitchen, dining room and space for seniors from the entire community to participate in activities and gatherings.

The building features 107 one-bedrooms and three studios for low-income seniors, along with 48 studios for formerly homeless seniors. All of the tenants will pay only 30% of their income toward rent, because all 158 apartments receive Section 8 rental assistance.

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