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Images of 266 Kent - One South First via Two Trees Management Images of 266 Kent - One South First via Two Trees Management
Two Trees Management has kicked off an affordable housing lottery at 266 Kent Avenue (aka One South First), a striking waterfront tower part of Williamsburg's Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment plan. The lottery is geared towards middle-income households of one to five persons earning between $55,646 and $167,570 annually. Applicants can apply through the website where a full breakdown of the lottery criteria is presented. The deadline to apply is March 4, 2022, and selected applicants can begin move-ins starting in spring 2022.
The lottery will likely be one of the most sought-after affordable housing opportunities in recent memory, as its 89 below-market-rate units will rent from $1,550/month for studios, $1,651/month for one-bedrooms, and $1,961/month for two-bedrooms. For comparison, Williamsburg's modicum of available apartments has a median asking rent of $3,992, with one-bedrooms coming in at $3,994/month and two-bedrooms for $4,733/month.

As the area's tallest building, homes in the building have panoramic views of New York City
Kitchen with view Windowed kitchen
Open kitchen
All homes come with a washer/dryer

Every residence at One South First boasts:

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Solar shades and blackout shades
  • Bosch washer/dryer
  • Central air conditioning
  • Dimmable LED lighting
  • Caesarstone countertops
  • Bosch appliances, including dishwasher
  • Custom bathroom vanities with storage
  • Walk-in closets in select units
  • White oak hardwood floors
  • Keyless electronic apartment access


Confidently soaring 42 stories high, One South First is Williamsburg's tallest building (for now) and bestows incredible views of the East River and New York cityscape to nearly all of its apartments. As with most of the city's mixed-income developments, the affordable units are dispersed throughout the 330-unit building, which currently has just two market-rate apartments available from $3,731/month.
Outdoor swimming pool and deck
The amenities and services found at One South First are spectacular and second to none. However, the lottery website suggests fees are charged to access certain features of the package. The building has an expansive fitness center, business center, children's playroom, and several communal terraces. There is also a residential lounge designed for work and play, an outdoor swimming pool, sundeck, and a grilling area.
The two-tower massing and mixed-use nature of the building is also a rarity in New York, as Two Trees asked the city to approve more slender and porous towers to allow more light and air to penetrate the low-rise neighborhood behind. The building's northern leg hosts 150,000 square feet of office space and the shared base accommodates 15,000 square feet of retail that includes outposts for Roberta’s and Other Half Brewing.
The tower officially opened in September 2019 and was the second ground-up construction in Two Trees' master plan. Its eye-catching design is by COOKFOX Architects whose geometrically-hewn facade was inspired by sugar crystals. The building also incorporates a number of commendable green features that significantly reduce the building’s energy consumption and stormwater runoff.
One South First is situated on an increasingly-vibrant stretch of the Brooklyn waterfront, fronting the gorgeous five-acre Domino Park which weaves in industrial relics from the site's pre-existing sugar factory. Aside from all that Williamsburg has to offer inland, the building is a stone's throw from a New York Ferry launch, Brooklyn Flea, and a newly-opened Trader Joe's market. Among the many developments planned for the waterfront is the renovation of East River State Park, the expansion of Bushwick Inlet Park, and the newly-approved River Ring development that is also spearheaded by Two Trees Management.
Domino Sugar Factory master plan with 226 Kent/One South First farthest to the left (Two Trees Management)

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420-Kent-Avenue-01 420 Kent Avenue via Corcoran

277-South-5th-Street-01 The Dime via Douglas Elliman

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774-Grand-Street-01 The Brooklyn Grand via Douglas Elliman

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