(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

In Bushwick, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development announced that 180K people applied for a lottery to live in 14 units of affordable housing. [DNA Info]

Chef David Chang signed a decade-long lease on the ground floor  at 196 Stanton Street, which will be the newest kitchen for his food delivery app, Maple. [Commercial Observer] Clinton Street between Grand Street and East Broadway will be the site of a new mid-block crosswalk and traffic signal this spring. [Bowery Boogie]
A local preservationist successfully lobbied Community Board 3 for a “Request for Evaluation” to landmark the former Provident Loan Society building on E. Houston Street. [Bowery Boogie] The Educational Alliance drug treatment center on E. 10th Street in Alphabet City is now being marketed as a residential conversion opportunity priced at $15 million. [EV Grieve] Sweet Chick veterans opened a Caribbean restaurant called Pearl’s on N. 8th Street in Williamsburg. [Gothamist] Check out a rendering of The Hoxton, a British hotel under construction in Williamsburg at 97 Wythe Avenue. [Brooklyn Daily Eagle] At 221 Avenue A, a smoke shop will reportedly replace what was previously a nail salon. [EV Grieve]