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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Protesters Continue Fight To Save Downtown Home Of Abolitionists

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - In an effort to stall the impending demolition of 227 Duffield Street, activists are demanding the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) "calendar" a review of the house that they say belonged to...

More Delays For Atlantic Yards – Pacific Park Development?

PROSPECT HEIGHTS — After elected officials and local residents demanded that the state halt the approval of recreation space at Pacific Park, an advisory board came to a deadlock on the proposal. The Empire State...

Park Slope Resident Gets Run-Around After Gas Turned Off For Weekend

National Grid provided the additional statement after publishing: "718-643-4050 is National Grid’s general number for customer service inquiries and emergencies. We apologize for the inconvenience and will reinforce proper procedures; we’re committed to...

Briefly Noted: More de Blasio Real Estate Woes And Other News

Mayor Bill de Blasio is yet again facing scrutiny for his real estate dealings, but this time it's about his own properties. De Blasio, who owns two homes in Park Slope, got mortgages for them...

Two Trees Wants More Density In Gowanus In Exchange For A School

GOWANUS - Two Trees is asking the city to create an incentive granting more density for projects in Gowanus if developers include "public improvements" in planned buildings. If the city agrees, Two Trees would include...

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...

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...

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...
Flatbush Presbyterian Church on Foster and East 23rd in November of 2018. Liena Zagare/Bklyner

120-Year-Old Gothic Church in Flatbush Sold for More than $3 Mil

FLATBUSH — A church in Flatbush that some neighborhood residents have wanted to save via landmarking in recent years has been sold for more than $3 million. The 120-year-old decommissioned Flatbush Presbyterian Church, located on East...

BP Adams, Cumbo Endorse Call For Manufacturing Protections

CROWN HEIGHTS — Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Council Member Laurie Cumbo gave their nods of approval on Friday to a community board proposal to create a new type of zoning that its proponents...

Brooklyn Navy Yard Seeks Operator For New Food Manufacturing Center

BROOKLYN NAVY YARD - Earlier this week, the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) released a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for the development and operation of a food manufacturing facility at Building 50...

8-Story Apartment Building to Rise in Flatbush

FLATBUSH—An eight-story apartment building will soon replace a townhouse at 290 Linden Boulevard. Permits have been filed with the Department of Buildings for an apartment building, which will stand 80 feet tall. Demolition permits paving...

Exclusive: Sheepshead Bay Road Is Getting A Starbucks

SHEEPSHEAD BAY - Starbucks will take over space previously occupied by AT&T dealer, and plan to open the 1,525-square-foot space in the first quarter of 2020, expanding your options for a decent cup of coffee in...

Undesign The Redline: Exhibit Explores The History Of Redlining And Its Link To Inequalities...

GOWANUS - A traveling interactive exhibition examining the history and legacy of redlining will debut at the Old American Can Factory on Thursday, July 18. Undesign the Redline is an interactive exhibit and workshop that "explores...

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,...
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