Affordable Housing Williamsburg

The view from Bushwick Inlet Park in Williamsburg. Photo by Mary Hautman

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning proposal has gotten a lot of flak from local community boards, but at least one Brooklyn City Council member is throwing his support behind the plan. And he’s gunning for a ‘Burg-style rezoning of Bushwick — but, this time, with tons of mandatory affordable housing. (more…)

Landlord Overcharging Rent

At left: Brooklyn apartments buildings that should be rent stabilized. Photos via PropertyShark. At right: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Photo via Flickr

Landlords have been overcharging tenants in thousands of Brooklyn apartments, according to a report from the office of New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. Is your building on the list? (more…)

21 Commercial Street

Rendering via Handel Architects

Good news for low-income Brooklynites: Nearly 100 affordable apartments are now up for grabs in Greenpoint. Applications have opened for the first set of affordable units at the sprawling, controversial Greenpoint Landing development, the fruit of a 2005 rezoning of the waterfront.