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House of Art
373 Lewis Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11233
House of Art is a contemporary fine art gallery that markets and promotes the works of artists of the African Diaspora.More Representing a large number of emerging, mid-career and established artists, the gallery features a variety of distinctive artwork in a number of mediums. The gallery seeks to educate its patrons, as well as provide a comfortable environment for collectors and art aficionados. Call or visit the website for more information.
Our Lady of Good Counsel SRO
800 Madison Street, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Our Lady of Good Counsel SRO provides single-room occupancy, assisted living for low-income adults who are 21 yearsMore old or older. Purchased in the mid-1980s from the Catholic Dioses, the historic building originally was three separate structures — an all-boys school, an all-girls school and a rectory — run by the Sisters of the Josephites Order.

The buildings were renovated in 2003 and joined together. The parking lot between the buildings was turned into a lobby, and each of the residencies were turned into studio apartments, to create 76 units total. The building is owned by Caring Communities, which falls under the housing department of Catholic Charities. However, rent subsidies come from state funds.

From the street, one might wonder if the building is occupied, as its grounds are well-maintained, and the residents are quiet. According to a representative at Catholic Charities, turnover for the SRO apartments is low, and there is a very long waiting list.

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