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Sunday, September 15, 2019

DCP Study Says Reasons For Storefront Vacancies Are “Complex and Varied”

As the mayor pushes for a storefront vacancy tax, the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) last week released "Assessing Storefront Vacancy in NYC," a report examining retail trends and storefront vacancies across the...

Lots of Affordable Housing Lotteries Open /Close This Week

Athena North/South   A large development in Clinton Hill / Prospect Heights opens lottery tomorrow. There are 114 units available between 909 Atlantic Avenue and 1043 Fulton Street, and amenities include tenant lounge with kitchenette, landscaped outdoor...

Openings and Closings: Lots of New Sweets and Hard Goodbyes

Welcome back to Openings and Closings. This week brings lots of sweet treats, including two new bakeries and a new baklava spot, which you'll definitely need to get through the closings of several neighborhood...

OPINION: Domestic Violence Laws Must Address Coercive Control

By Robert Weiner and Kimberly Bartenfelder According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, “While data proves women are most often the victims of abuse in intimate relationships... anyone can be abused and anyone can...

Cops Looking For This Man In Recent Stabbing

BEDFORD STUYVESANT - Cops need help searching for a man who they say stabbed another to death early last month. On July 8 at around 2:40 p.m., there was a dispute between two men on...

Borough President Adams Calls Third Party Transfer Program ‘Racist’

BOROUGH Hall — Borough President Eric Adams on Thursday said the city housing agency's implementation of a controversial property transfer program is "racist," and that its practice of taking homes away from black and...

Unimpressed With City’s Third Party Transfer Hearing Answers, Cornegy Pledges to Fix Program

BED-STUY — After presiding over a hearing on the recently scrutinized Third Party Transfer Program, Council Member Robert Cornegy said Monday he was unimpressed with the city’s response to the questions put to the...

Noted: Longer Reads & Listens About Streets, Shores, And History

The Last Stand of Brooklyn’s Underground Railroad - A rowhouse with a storied history is facing demolition (Atlas Obscura) The Brooklyn Heights Promenade Was a Robert Moses Head Fake - Thomas J. Campanella writes in...

City Housing Official Defends Heavily Scrutinized Third Party Transfer Program to Skeptical Council Members

CITY HALL — Mayor de Blasio’s housing commissioner on Monday made an adamant defense of a heavily criticized housing program that allows the city to take control of homes whose owners have accrued municipal...

BP Adams, Cumbo Endorse Call For Manufacturing Protections

CROWN HEIGHTS — Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Council Member Laurie Cumbo gave their nods of approval on Friday to a community board proposal to create a new type of zoning that its proponents...

‘New Yorkers Must Stay Vigilant’: Local Pols Blast Trump, Prepare For More ICE Raids

LOWER MANHATTAN — Local politicians on Friday instructed New Yorkers to be ready for more immigration raids ahead of the weekend and blasted the Trump administration for ordering them. "We are here today to say...

DA Eric Gonzalez Defends Diversion Program NYPD Says Is Used Too Often When Guns...

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez on Thursday defended a program aimed at keeping first-time offenders out of jail that he's administered in recent years, after receiving criticism from a top NYPD official and the mayor...

Openings and Closings: New Standouts and Health Department Drama

Welcome back to this week’s edition of openings and closings. This week, eagerly awaited openings in Red Hook and Prospect Lefferts Gardens, and drama at the Time Out Market. Windsor Terrace Cena Brooklyn   View this post on...

‘Can we speed that up?’: De Blasio, DOT Explain Slow Expansion of Citi Bike...

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS—Citi Bikes are coming to more neighborhoods in Brooklyn, but it's going to take a while, city officials say. On Monday, reports emerged indicating that the Citi Bike program is expanding deeper into New...

BP Adams Raking in Cash Ahead of Mayoral Run

BED-STUY—Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams raised more than $500,000 for his 2021 mayoral run during the first half of the year, campaign finance disclosures filed Monday show. Adams' fundraising numbers place him first among...
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