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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Boerum Hill Residents Sue To Stop 80 Flatbush Upzoning

BOERUM HILL - After a mixed-use development including two towers received approval to rise on the border of Boerum Hill and Downtown Brooklyn, residents of the adjacent low-rise neighborhood are taking the developer and...

Affordable Housing Lottery Opens For 93 Units at Bedford Arms

CROWN HEIGHTS— New Yorkers looking for new below-market-rate apartments now have two months to apply for one in Crown Heights. On Monday, July 15, the affordable housing lottery officially opened for apartments in a new 93-unit...

Petition Launched To Preserve Downtown Home With Abolitionist History

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - A petition was launched last week to save a four-story brick building that was the formerly the home of two abolitionists and is believed to have been a stop along the...

City Council Announces Funding For Gowanus Houses And Wyckoff Gardens Community Centers

GOWANUS - City Council Speaker Corey Johnson was in Brooklyn on Thursday to announce funding to repair two NYCHA community centers in Gowanus. "Today we’re announcing that in the City’s budget, that we just voted...

Day Care Center Replaces Closed Crown Heights Coworking Space

CROWN HEIGHTS — The site of a Crown Heights coworking space will soon be a day care facility. The former Electropositive coworking space at 639 Classon Avenue will be replaced by Magic Moments Academy, Commercial Observer reports....

BP Adams, Brooklyn Residents Weigh in on Proposed Jail Plan

BOERUM HILL—As the process for the city’s plan to build borough-based jails to replace Rikers Island moves forward, Brooklynites weighed in this week on the proposed Brooklyn jail and the initiative as a whole.  Ahead...

Lidgerwood Building – UPS Wants Demolished, Neighbors Want Preserved

RED HOOK - Red Hook residents came face-to-face with UPS representatives Tuesday night at a community meeting regarding the demolition of the historic Lidgerwood Manufacturing Building at 202 Coffey Street.  The red-bricked Lidgerwood building has been...

Foreclosures Rose in Brooklyn as they Declined in City: Report

Foreclosures have slightly risen in Brooklyn in recent months, a new report found. Despite a decrease in foreclosures in New York City, foreclosures during the second quarter of this year were up 7 percent in...

A Peek Inside Dock 72, Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Newest Office Tower

BROOKLYN NAVY YARD - Later this summer, the Brooklyn Navy Yard will officially open Dock 72, the complex's new 16-story, 675,000-square-foot commercial building along the East River. Dock 72 will provide space for 4,000...

New Building on its Way in Crown Heights Near Brooklyn Botanic Garden

CROWN HEIGHTS — Another new building will soon go up in Crown Heights by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  Permits have been filed with the Department of Buildings for a 17-story development, which will have both...

“Someone Is Getting Very, Very Rich”: Neighbors Call For More Details To Be Released...

PARK SLOPE - Opponents of two planned Park Slope homeless shelters alleged at a public contract hearing on Thursday that the city, the homeless services provider Women in Need (WIN), and the developers Slate and...

11-Story Condo Planned For Former Times Plaza Post Office & Other Developments

BOERUM HILL/PARK SLOPE - The long vacant Times Plaza Station Post Office on Atlantic Avenue will soon become an eleven-story residential building according to reports. The post office closed in January 2017, two years after...

Non-Profit Finds Home at BKLYN Commons

New York City makes up the largest market of co-working spaces in the US with Manhattan alone boasting 245 coworking spaces! And increasingly more startups and small nonprofits have started to see the larger...

LPC Calendars 5 Gowanus Sites For Landmark Consideration

GOWANUS - The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted Tuesday morning to calendar eight buildings across five properties in Gowanus for consideration as individual landmarks. The sites include: Gowanus Flushing Tunnel/Pumping Station and Gate House at...

Op-Ed: Why We’re Welcoming the Families of the New Fourth Avenue Shelters

By Amy White Graves, founder of Brooklyn Children’s Theatre. The nonprofit serves 1,300 children a year in Brooklyn. New York City is facing a homelessness crisis and women and children are bearing the brunt of it....
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