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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...

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...

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...

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...

Chandler-Waterman Claims Louis Struck ‘Deal’ with Developers For ‘Trump Supporters’’ Votes

EAST FLATBUSH/MIDWOOD — City Council candidate for District 45 Monique Chandler-Waterman on Friday said that Council Member Farah Louis was party to a “deal” made with developers to get votes from “Trump supporters”— a...

Work On Henry Street Park III Expected To Begin This Fall

COBBLE HILL - Representatives for Fortis and MPFP Landscape Architecture & Urban Design provided another update regarding the upcoming renovation of Henry Street Park III during the Brooklyn Community Board 6 Parks Committee meeting on Wednesday. George Fontas,...

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...

111 Montgomery, Crown Heights Luxury Condo, Quietly Approaches Completion

CROWN HEIGHTS—One of the first luxury, full-service condo buildings in Crown Heights— 111 Montgomery Street between Franklin and Washington avenues —is almost finished after starting sales in May.  Located on a site formerly owned by the...

Neighbors Gather To Learn “What’s Next For Atlantic Yards?”

FORT GREENE - The Fort Greene Association, Boerum Hill Association, North Flatbush BID, and North Prospect Heights Association co-hosted a panel discussion Monday evening to inform locals about what's next for the Atlantic Yards development. Now renamed Pacific Park, the...

Industry City CEO Defends Expansion to Skeptical Sunset Park Residents

SUNSET PARK—Industry City’s CEO on Monday defended the complex’s planned expansion at a Sunset Park’s community board meeting, responding to neighborhood residents’ questions as they mulled the plan, which was put on hold earlier...

Heated Discussions As Community Board 1 Breaks Up For The Summer

WILLIAMSBURG - On Tuesday evening Community Board 1 convened for the final session before the summer break and community members scrambled for seats in the fluorescent-lit meeting room of Swingin’ Sixties Senior Center in...

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...
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