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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...

4 New Developments Going Up in Central Brooklyn

FLATBUSH — Since we wrote about an eight-story apartment building that's set to rise in Flatbush at 290 Linden Boulevard, a series of new residential developments have been planned for the neighborhood and the...

NYCHA Botched Fixing Roofs That Had Warranties, Wasting Millions – Comptroller Finds

FORT GREENE — The city's housing authority has been 'botching' maintenance of its buildings' roofs, Comptroller Scott Stringer said Friday. "NYCHA wasted millions and has put tens of millions of dollars at risk by installing...

Fred Baptiste Hopes To Rein In Dysfunctional Crown Heights Community Board

CROWN HEIGHTS —On Tuesday, one of New York City’s most dysfunctional community boards got a new leader. Fred Baptiste took the helm of Brooklyn Community Board 9 at a special meeting earlier this week— a...

‘Nothing Has Changed Since the Previous Election’: Bklyner Speaks With Clarke Challenger Adem Bunkeddeko

CROWN HEIGHTS — Rep. Yvette Clarke will next year again have to fight for her seat.  Adem Bunkeddeko announced over the weekend that he would challenge Clarke for the second cycle in a row. The...

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...

Lander Leads Fundraising In 2021 Comptroller Run With $360,532

PARK SLOPE—Council Member Brad Lander, who is running for comptroller, brought in $360,532 over the last six months, out-raising all of the other candidates running for the citywide position. The latest campaign finance filings, submitted Monday,...

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...

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....

Work Begins On $72M Affordable & Supportive Housing Project Downtown

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - Governor Cuomo announced on Thursday that construction has begun on Nevins Street Apartments, a $72 million mixed-use affordable and supportive housing development in Downtown Brooklyn. Located at 50 Nevins Street between Schermerhorn and...

With Stronger Rent Laws, Myrie and Salazar See Opportunity For Meaningful Rent Reform

On Tuesday, the State Assembly and Senate announced they had come to an agreement on an ambitious rent-regulation package, and on Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would sign the wide-reaching rent regulation bundle, effectively...

Brooklyn BP Tells Albany to Put Prevailing Wage Law on Ice

CITY HALL—Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams on Tuesday called on Albany to pump the brakes on a measure that would increase the number of developments subject to prevailing wage requirements, putting him at odds...

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...

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...
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