Welcome to Astella Development

Astella Development Corporation is a non-profit community-based organization dedicated to providing affordable housing and economic development opportunities, and to improving the quality of life in Coney Island, Brooklyn.


Astella was established in 1975 by concerned tenants, landlords, and community residents whose primary goal was to stem the tide of neighborhood deterioration. Through the years, Astella supported affordable housing and commercial revitalization throughout the Coney Island community, constructing and marketing over 1000 affordable single family homes.

Today, Astella continues to meet the needs of the Coney Island residents, working closely with its partner, Brooklyn Community Services, to develop programs and services to achieve its ongoing goals of greater equity and self-sufficiency for all who live, work and go to school in this wonderful community.  Astella is supported by both public agencies and private donors.


Quality of Life Services

  • Sand Sculpting Contest & Unity Day Celebration includes community entertainment and information tables
  • Social service assistance and referral
  • Organize community events
  • Network and work with community groups on neighborhood projects
  • Interface with city agencies


Housing Services

  • Work with homeowners & tenants
  • Assist potential homebuyers through the purchasing process
  • Develop affordable housing
  • Provide loan and grant program information
  • Prepare tenants and landlords for housing court
  • Mediate landlord and tenant issues
  • Assist with Housing Authority, HEAP, and SCRIE applications
  • Assist in filing DHCR complaint forms
  • Provide social service referrals

Workforce Development Services

  • Conduct training classes
  • Coney Corps counseling and referrals to training and job opportunities
  • Create and review resumes, typing and faxing

About Us

Board of Directors
Martin J. Bromberger, President
Johanna G. Sherman, Vice President
Miriam Padilla, Secretary
Margarita Robinson, Treasurer
David Anstey
Frank Giordano
Julieta Jordan

Our Offices are Located at: 

1702 Mermaid Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224

You may reach us at these numbers:

Tel. (347) 292-3060
Fax (718) 996-8759

You can also contact us using the online form below: