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What To Preserve And What To Develop – Some District 39 Council Candidates Can’t Seem To Make Up Their Minds About Park Slope
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What To Preserve And What To Develop – Some District 39 Council Candidates Can’t Seem To Make Up Their Minds About Park Slope

Does landmarking make neighborhoods more affordable or more expensive? Some Park Slope council candidates can’t seem to decide. At a debate on Sunday, seven candidates seeking to replace term-limited Brad Lander in the Council District 39 seat were asked if they would support expanding the Park Slope Historic District,

City Landmarks Commission Approves Controversial Development at Hebron School in Crown Heights
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City Landmarks Commission Approves Controversial Development at Hebron School in Crown Heights

Rendering of the approved development. (Image: Morris Adjmi Architects)The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approved a hotly-contested proposal to build a residential development next to the Hebron Seventh Day Adventist School in Crown Heights on Tuesday,. The development, which the LPC approved unanimously at its Tuesday hearing, will

Developers Propose Two 17-Story Towers in Prospect Heights/Crown Heights. CB 8 Says Whoa, Gets Backing From Cumbo
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Developers Propose Two 17-Story Towers in Prospect Heights/Crown Heights. CB 8 Says Whoa, Gets Backing From Cumbo

Auguring a striking remake of dowdy, underutilized Atlantic Avenue east of Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights and Crown Heights, developers have proposed two 17-story residential towers, one nearly adjacent to the previously proposed 18-story tower planned for a site occupied mainly by a drive-through McDonald’s. A view of 870-888

Unintended Consequences: Advocates Concerned State Housing Bill Could Hurt Industrial Business Zones
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Unintended Consequences: Advocates Concerned State Housing Bill Could Hurt Industrial Business Zones

State lawmakers are considering legislation to increase the city’s affordable housing stock, but groups who represent Brooklyn’s working waterfront say it could unintentionally cost the city industrial jobs. The bill, called the “Housing Our Neighbors with Dignity Act,” looks to allow the state to purchase and acquire distressed

OPINION: Gowanus Green Opposition Offers Up NIMBY Misinformation Cloaked in Progressivism
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OPINION: Gowanus Green Opposition Offers Up NIMBY Misinformation Cloaked in Progressivism

Courtesy of Marvel Architects/SCAPE Landscape ArchitectsBy Michelle de la Uz A recent opinion piece by several Gowanus residents opposed to affordable housing development in their neighborhood, unfortunately, continued a pattern of dangerously misleading rhetoric about the Gowanus Green development. As a 43-year old nonprofit comprehensive community development corporation whose

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