Local activists decided to stage their own public meeting when they were not getting any answers to their questions Wednesday night.
The rezoning from industrial to residential is expected to allow 30-story apartment buildings around the canal and be a bonanza for current owners of industrial property in the area.
At a public hearing Tuesday morning, Councilmember Stephen Levin asked both the developers of 80 Flatbush and the community advocates: Is there a way to strike a balance?
When we last checked in on 80 Flatbush Avenue, local residents were concerned about the height of one of the two proposed towers.
Local group Fort Greene Association hosted the community meeting Monday night to discuss the proposal for 80 Flatbush Avenue ahead of the expected public review process.
Save the View Now returns to court.
Mayor de Blasio has won.
He and the City Council have hammered out a compromise on the mayor’s contentious affordable housing plan — the one some Brooklyn residents feared would wreck their neighborhoods with tall buildings and out-of-control rents. Now the City Council is expected to vote yes on it next week, according to the New York Times.
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In a win for nearby residents and lovers of green space, the city Tuesday bought a seven-acre lot along the Williamsburg-Greenpoint waterfront for $53 million, to be used for the expansion of the long-promised Bushwick Inlet Park.
Irate Park Slopers have won over local politicians in their fight for more affordable apartments and a larger supermarket for the planned development at 120 5th Avenue, currently the site of a large and relatively inexpensive Key Food grocery store.
The battle over housing at Pier 6 continues. Activist groups released three new studies on Monday, concluding that no housing should be built at the site. Meanwhile, the Empire State Development Corporation (ESD) has not yet approved a modification to the park’s General Project Plan that would permit affordable housing at the proposed development.