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LookBack Law Could Change Rental Game

CROWN HEIGHTS — Three years ago, Barbara Boon rented a room in Crown Heights for $975 a month on exrny.com - an online portal for apartment-seeking New Yorkers. With two dogs in tow, she moved...

LGBT-Friendly Affordable Senior Housing Lottery Launches May 29

FORT GREENE - The application process will launch next week for 108 units at an LGBT-friendly affordable senior residence at 112 St. Edwards Street (at Myrtle Avenue) in Fort Greene, 6sqft first reported. The largest LGBT-welcoming...

POPS Logo Winner Announced

Following an international design competition launched in January, the Department of City Planning (DCP), The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS), and Advocates for Privately Owned Public Space (APOPS) announced Monday the winning design of the new logo which will...
Anthony "Scoops" at Scoops and Plates in Prospect-Lefferts Garden Photo: Kadia Goba/Bklyner

Flatbush Neighbors Rally To Save Scoops

PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS — Scoops, an ice cream parlor and vegetarian shop in PLG that opened in 1984, faces eviction in an area undergoing rapid gentrification and neighbors are upset. The news first broke on a closed...

Time To Start Packing? Bushwick Rezoning Not Aggressive Enough To Help Residents Remain In...

BUSHWICK - Wednesday night, the Department of City Planning presented an update to the Bushwick rezoning plan, only to be confronted with questions about affordable housing and general frustrations about how this plan would...

The Ground Is Finally Broken On 800 Flatbush: Caton Flats Development

FLATBUSH - The construction of Caton Flats, the long-awaited, 100% affordable housing project on the corner of Caton and Flatbush Avenues has finally begun. Elected officials, stakeholders, and members from various agencies - the...

Menchaca Wants A Radical Rethinking Of Rezonings

SUNSET PARK - With the expansion of Sunset Park’s Industry City in flux, the local City Council member hopes pumping the brakes on the project’s approval process will serve as a model that shifts...

12-Story Building Planned For Old KFC Site On 4th Ave

BOERUM HILL/PARK SLOPE - Work is currently underway for a new mixed-use building spanning several lots on 4th Avenue between Warren Street and Saint Marks Place. Development firm Level One Holdings filed plans earlier this...

Neighbors Seek Answers On 4th Avenue Homeless Shelters

PARK SLOPE - Following a heated meeting on two homeless shelters planned for 535 and 555 4th Avenue, a group of neighbors has united in an effort to get answers from the city. "We care...

When it comes to affordable housing, rent-stabilized landlords aren’t the problem. They’re the solution.

This piece was written by Janice Hamilton and Lincoln Eccles.  Hamilton provides affordable rent-stabilized housing to families in her 8-unit building in Prospect Heights, while Eccles houses 14 families in his rent-stabilized building in Crown Heights. Rent-stabilized...

Heated Questions On Housing At Crown Heights Forum

CROWN HEIGHTS—State Sen. Zelllnor Myrie hosted a dozen city representatives and advocates on Thursday who informed residents on housing issues including the recent change in the city's area median income. The area median income (AMI)...

Brooklyn Mom Talks of Hope for Struggling Mothers on Mother’s Day

By Kristina Cousar This Mother’s Day there are too many moms in Brooklyn struggling to make ends meet, especially because so many of us are the sole breadwinners. So it’s really no surprise that so...

Imagining Life Inside The New Rentals In Brooklyn – Conversation With Interior Designer...

FORT GREENE - When one thinks rental in Brooklyn, one rarely thinks of getting to rent at a building that offers amenities akin to luxury hotels. However, that seems to be the trend for...

CB2 Votes No On Brooklyn Jail Expansion

BOERUM HILL - On Wednesday night, Brooklyn Community Board 2 voted "no" on a land-use proposal which outlines plans for the jail to be expanded at 275 Atlantic Avenue. The vote was razor-thin with...

The Future of Housing Affordability in New York City

Like many other regions across the United States, New York City is in the midst of a housing crisis, in which one-third of the city’s residents spend more than half of their income on...
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