Livonia Affordable Housing

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.


Vito Lopez

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…)