East New York

East New York's lowlying blocks of rowhouses and semi-detached homes give it a more spacious, residential quality than some of Brooklyn's more built-up neighborhoods. The area includes the sprawling housing development of Spring Creek Towers (formally Starrett City) and an overgrown, below-grade section called The Hole. East New York is currently the subject of a controversial rezoning proposal by the de Blasio administration that would hasten gentrification and development in the area while also constructing affordable housing.