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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Rats Did It! They Are Terrorizing Crown Heights and PLG

CROWN HEIGHTS/PLG — Phone service at Community Board 9 was restored Wednesday after nearly a month of no service because a rat infestation in the building's basement prohibited Verizon from repairing the rat-chewed cables, according to...

Columbia Waterfront Neighbors Call On Developer To Scale Back 41 Summit Street

COLUMBIA STREET WATERFRONT - A group of Columbia Street Waterfront residents are rallying to oppose a developer's plans to build a seven-story building in their low-rise neighborhood. Neighbors Katarina Jerinic and Anthony Bradfield live on Carroll...

Activists Demand Answers At Gowanus Rezoning Open House

GOWANUS - An activist group hijacked the NYC Department of City Planning's (DCP) Gowanus Draft Rezoning Proposal open house Wednesday night, staging their own meeting at the event held inside the packed gymnasium of P.S....

BQX Project Takes Another Step Forward

The office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams provided the following statement regarding today's announcement: "A 21st century city demands 21st century transportation solutions. Brooklyn’s future depends on serious mass transit investment, shared...

Willoughby Square Park Development Plans Canceled

DOWNTOWN - The long overdue plans to create a community green space above an automated underground parking garage at Willoughby Square have officially been scrapped by the city. The NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC) announced...

Gowanus Draft Zoning Proposal Released Today

GOWANUS - NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) released the long-awaited Gowanus Draft Zoning Proposal Wednesday morning (January 30). Using the Gowanus Framework—a document created in 2018 following hours of community meetings and workshops—as a...

DEP Presents Tunnel Proposal To Gowanus Canal CAG

GOWANUS - The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s (CAG) monthly meeting took place as scheduled Tuesday (January 22) despite the ongoing federal government shutdown prohibiting furloughed EPA team members from attending. CAG member Brad Vogel...

Demolition Permits Filed For 80 Flatbush Avenue

This is your last chance to take some photos of the mural at 80 Flatbush Avenue - work by Brooklyn artist Katie Merz. Applications for permits to start the demolition of the buildings on the block that...

Community Weighs In On Downtown Revitalization Initiative

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - Last Wednesday, January 16, a dozen people showed up to the first of two Brooklyn Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) workshops this month where the public is invited to comment on how...

DCP Hosts ‘Next Steps In Planning For Gowanus’ Feb. 6

According to DCP, the agency is working to release the draft zoning proposal by the February 6 meeting. The event will be held in an open house format. GOWANUS - Save the date! The...

Affordable Housing Lottery List: Pools and Views Edition

Surf Vets Place in Coney Island, 3003 West 21st Street. This project is phase one of a large development on the beach in Coney Island and offers 52 units to the general public. The Concern for...

Condo Sales Launch For Brooklyn Heights Library-Replacing Tower

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - One Clinton, the 38-story tower replacing the Brooklyn Heights Library at 280 Cadman Plaza West and Clinton Street, recently launched sales for some of the development's 134 luxury condos. Prices start at...

Community Coalition Seeks Landmark Status for Flatbush Presbyterian Church

FLATBUSH - In the December issue of Bklyner we wrote about the history of the 120-year-old Flatbush Presbyterian Church, and how it is likely to be redeveloped into housing, with space for a new...

Developer Files for Nine Story Building on Toxic Lot Across from Greenpoint Superfund Site

GREENPOINT - Developers have filed for a new nine-story residential building in North Greenpoint, above a toxic plume of phthalates that has leaked from the Nuhart Site across the street. At the end of 2018, plans were...

31-Story Tower Added to Greenpoint Landing Development Project

GREENPOINT - On Christmas Eve, the developer of Greenpoint Landing, a series of high-rise residential towers along the North Brooklyn waterfront, filed for yet another building—this one clocking in at 31 stories. One Bell Slip...
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