As the mayor pushes for a storefront vacancy tax [https://nypost.com/2019/01/09/de-blasio-i-will-lobby-for-vacancy-tax-on-landlords-of-empty-storefronts/] , the NYC Department of City Planning [https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/index.page] (DCP) last week released “ Assessing Storefront Vacancy in NYC [https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/planning/download/pdf/planning-level/housing-economy/assessing-storefront-vacancy-nyc.
RED HOOK/GOWANUS – Karen Blondel is a familiar figure to anyone who has attended the countless Gowanus rezoning meetings [https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/plans/gowanus/gowanus-updates.page#navigation] over the years. The bold, outspoken advocate can command a crowd as she did in February during NYC Department of
The North Brooklyn Industrial Zone study area (Via Department of City Planning) This week, representatives from the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) visited North Brooklyn’s Community Board 1 to talk over their bold vision for creating jobs through zoning changes to the North Brooklyn Industrial Business Zone (IBZ)
GOWANUS – The PS 32 gymnasium was packed Wednesday evening for an open house where community members from Gowanus and the surrounding neighborhoods could learn about and comment on the NYC Department of City Planning [http://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/index.page]‘s (DCP) “Gowanus: A Framework for a Sustainable,
Gowanus Canal (Photo by Nathan Haselby)Business owners, residents, and local community groups gathered Wednesday afternoon to discuss the initial plans for the industry and economic development of the Gowanus Neighborhood Planning Study [http://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/plans/gowanus/gowanus.page]. Launched in October 2016, the Gowanus Neighborhood
Mayor Bill De Blasio’s affordable housing initiative is coming to Sheepshead Bay — and some community leaders worry the plan could cause a parking nightmare in the neighborhood. On Tuesday, October 13, officials from the Department of City Planning (DCP) will present a set of zoning proposals [http://www.nyc.
Rendering of 1809 Emmons AvenueThe developer behind 1809 Emmons Avenue, Rybak Development, released new renderings of the planned 7-story mixed-use development this week, showing off the space that will likely replace El Greco Diner. Rendering of 1809 Emmons AvenueThe renderings were distributed at last night’s Community Board 15 meeting
Image courtesy of Jonathan Rose Companies.Fort Greene residents and citywide housing and homeless advocates rallied against the city’s planned sale of 15 Lafayette Avenue to developer Jonathan Rose Companies for $1, filling the lobby of the Department of City Planning’s offices, where a meeting with the Mayor’
[https://www.facebook.com/hamiltons2826/photos/pb.436150933097151.-2207520000.1415123664./739233956122179/?type=3&theater] Photo via Hamilton’s [https://www.facebook.com/hamiltons2826/photos/pb.436150933097151.-2207520000.1415123664./739233956122179/?type=3&theater] Georgia Read, the owner of Hamilton’s [https://www.facebook.com/hamiltons2826] (2826 Fort Hamilton Parkway), let us
(Source: Howard WeissWhen Asian immigrants, mostly from China, began immigrating to Dyker Heights, the local Italian residents were unfriendly to the new community and resisted the move, according to an article in Voices of NY [http://www.voicesofny.org/2014/01/brooklyns-dyker-heights-draws-chinese-residents/?utm_source=Voices+Newsletter&utm_campaign=e4daa2fd9c-RSS_EMAIL_
Yesterday we posted [/boaters-criticize-decision-to-remove-navigation-aid/#more-14786]about how the 77-year-old roundhouse that sits just off the tip of the Manhattan Beach peninsula is going to be removed. The roundhouse has been a navigational aid that longtime sailors in our area have relied on. The mariners in our community are very against
Community Board 15 is featuring a speaker tonight from the Department of City Planning to give a presentation on the “Comprehensive Waterfront Plan.” Originally published in 1992, the waterfront plan is a framework for the citywide reclamation of the waterfront, guiding land use decisions along New York City’s shoreline