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Thursday, June 20, 2019

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...

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...

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...

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...
Approved Cornell Realty development at 40 Crown St. (Renderings: CP VI Crown Heights LLC)

Court Halts Franklin Avenue Rezoning Project

CROWN HEIGHTS — A Brooklyn judge temporarily blocked two 17-story towers slated for the corner of Franklin Avenue and Montgomery Street, a development project activists say would block sunlight to the neighboring greenhouses at the...
Renderings of 409 Eastern Parkway at Bedford Avenue Credit: CRAFT CG

Lottery Launches For 50+ Affordable Units In Crown Heights

CROWN HEIGHTS - More than 50 apartments in Crown Heights hit the affordable housing market this week as 409 Eastern Parkway (at Bedford Avenue) nears completion. The corner building spans more than 197,000 sq. ft.with...

“Affordable Housing” is a Trojan Horse for High End Housing – OPINION

By Alan P. Berger, Vice-President, Human Scale NYC Language is important. When you see vague words like "gourmet" or "luxury" over a store, what comes to mind? If you're like most people you run the other way...

Private Contractors And Common Sense Work-rules – The Way To Fix Red Hook Houses?

RED HOOK - Ten years after Roxanne Crumbley’s daughter showed signs of lead poisoning, her two-bedroom public housing apartment still has not been inspected for lead. Crumbley has lived in Red Hook West since...
Shuttered for 20 years, PS 83, located at 1634 Dean St. at the corner of Schenectady is being converted into a 62-unit apartment building) (Photo: Property Shark)

EXCLUSIVE: Brooklyn’s First Racially Integrated School to Become Affordable Apartments

CROWN HEIGHTS — Developers are converting a shuttered Weeksville School, Brooklyn's first racially integrated school, to a fully-affordable apartment building, Bklyner has learned.  Located at 1634 Dean St. at the corner of Schenectady Ave., the building...

When Should The City Be Allowed To Take Your Home?

The mostly black neighborhoods of Canarsie and East New York had the highest numbers of foreclosures in Brooklyn in 2017, and local officials blame the city’s foreclosure program. Created to help the city tackle urban...

Till Friday To Apply for Six Affordable Units in Flatbush

FLATBUSH — Developers are currently accepting applications for six affordable apartments at a new rental development at 146 Linden Blvd. between Bedford and Rogers Avenues. The new 8-story structure features 16,507 sq. ft. of residential space...

Spice Factory Rezoning Faces Strong Opposition From Brooklyn Botanic Garden

CROWN HEIGHTS — Droves of people came out to a scoping hearing Tuesday where opponents and supporters battled it out over a rezoning plan that would allow the building of two 39-story mixed use towers...
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