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.
A community meeting on the proposed redevelopment of Park Slope’s 5th Avenue Key Food grocery turned into a public roasting of developer Brian Ezra Tuesday night, with an audience of nearly 400 area locals hissing, booing and laughing at explanations for the financial difficulties in creating a new supermarket to meet local demand.
Demolition may soon commence at Greenpoint’s maligned NuHart Plastics Superfund site, where the Fire Department shut down a massive rave this past Halloween over safety issues. Though a concerned local wrote to tell Brownstoner that the warehouse — which contains and sits on top of toxic chemicals — would be torn down starting today, the developer assured us that the wrecking ball isn’t in place just yet.
The residents of 75 Henry Street voted against exploring a developer’s offer of $130,000,000 to build a controversial 40-story condo tower next door. Sensible decision? Or silly snub of cold hard cash?
Editor’s note: A new deal was struck in November of 2016. Click here for all the details.
Hated by many, beloved by some and misunderstood by most, the 421-a tax abatement expired on Friday after the Real Estate Board of New York and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York failed to come to an agreement regarding its extension.
But what was the 421-a tax break? And why should you care?
The mystery developer offering big bucks to build a tower along Brooklyn Heights’ Pineapple Walk dramatically upped their ante this week — to the tune of $130 million — and revealed their identity.
“You have an association with a long history,” City Council Member Stephen Levin told a crowd of frustrated Cobble Hill residents outside City Hall Wednesday morning, “Keep on fighting the good fight.”
The community group Cobble Hill Association and its supporters are demanding Mayor de Blasio help hammer out a new and better plan for the controversial redevelopment of the former Long Island College Hospital campus in Cobble Hill.
The hotly debated proposal to sell the current site of the Brooklyn Public Library’s Brooklyn Heights branch to a private developer moved forward on Wednesday afternoon when the City Council voted 45 to 1 (with three abstentions) to OK the plan.
If someone wanted to build a 40-story skyscraper right outside your window, would you be as riled as the residents of 101 Clark Street?