New Yorkers may have voted for Mayor de Blasio and his promise of affordability, but they’re torn on voting for his plan to enact it.
The city’s sprawling Livonia Commons project will soon break ground on Phase II of its development. Architect Magnusson Architecture and Planning Wednesday filed applications for new-building permits for the construction of 292 affordable apartments at 481, 500, and 463 Livonia Avenue, as well as 463 Hinsdale Street, all in East New York.
Known for his old-school politics and scandalous downfall, Brooklyn native Vito Lopez died at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital on Monday after a years-long fight with cancer. He was 74.
A Bensonhurst-bred Italian-American, Vito Lopez represented a favor-for-loyalty type of machine-style politics where, for a vote, he was known to bring supporters jobs, housing, and health care. (more…)
Despite some of the most extensive rent regulation laws in the nation, a bureaucratic entanglement is leaving New York City tenants at the mercy of developers’ illegal and unpunished abuse of tax breaks, according to a report.
The application deadline is approaching for affordable units at several Brooklyn locations. (more…)
The affordable housing industry is robbing New York City, according to a local activist group which crashed a developer gala Wednesday at Manhattan’s ritzy Yale Club.
Applications are now open for the 86 affordable rentals at Lightstone’s sprawling 697-unit Gowanus development on the banks of the Superfund site the Gowanus Canal.
What’s the rush? Developers created nearly three times the number of units this year using New York’s voluntary inclusionary housing program than in 2014.
Mayor de Blasio speaks about affordable housing at East New York’s Saint Rita’s Catholic Church
Mayor Bill de Blasio journeyed to East New York Sunday, October 4, to explain his affordable housing plan to residents, face to face. (more…)
Brooklyn has the highest number of households living in crowded or severely crowded conditions of any NYC borough, according to a report just released by the City Comptroller’s Office. (more…)