As evident from the renovations presently occurring and announced in The Post over the summer, 781 Washington will stop accepting Section 8 during the summer of 2015:http://nypost.com/2014/09/09/landlord-trying-to-swap-renters-for-rich-white-tenants-suit/
Many people are likely not aware that this building is presently mostly comprised of small apartments, occupied by tenants who qualified for a Section 8 voucher as a result of psychiatric and substance abuse disabilities.
The tenants are not allowed to congregate in front of the building, and some instead congregate in front the nearby businesses along Washington Avenue, on the east side, between St. John's and Sterling.
The disappearance of the present tenant mix is expected to have a major impact on the businesses that cater to them, notably the Kareem Deli, and the men who sell marijuana in front of 3-Ds.
As a result of its impact, this development has been included on the "Big 16 Developments in western Crown Heights" that I write about:http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/44634/links-to-the-big-16-developments-in-western-crown-heights/p1
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