Surprise! In an extremely important and unexpected move, with the final City Council vote less than a week away, Council Member Steve Levin has officially come out in support of the controversial proposal for the sale and development of the current site of the Brooklyn Heights Library branch.
Residents of 75 Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights face a dilemma — one that’s increasingly affecting all Brooklyn residents. Do they cash in on a big development deal or keep their property the way it is?
Our numbers are good. So says the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp. in response to criticism that its July report on the park’s financial model was inaccurate and misleading.
On Wednesday, City Council Member Brad Lander officially announced he will not support the controversial rezoning of the former Long Island College Hospital site in Cobble Hill — contrary to the position of Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Learn what this means for the proposed development.
Those are just a few of the cutting questions that emerged at a full-capacity City Council subcommittee hearing Wednesday to get the facts on the controversial sale of the current Brooklyn Heights library site to private developer Hudson Companies.
“This is the most controversial issue I’ve seen in my district since my election in 2009,” said Council Member Steve Levin in his opening remarks. “Passions are running high. Here, we need to look at the objective facts.”
Brownstoner doesn’t often attend City Council meetings, but we had a feeling this debate would be gripping. We were right.
Brooklyn Bridge Park has released a report calling for $90 million to repair its wooden piers using money generated by two proposed and controversial residential towers at Pier 6.
Activist group People for Green Space Foundation (PFGSF) claims the July financial report commissioned by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp. to demonstrate the need for two controversial revenue-generating apartment towers on Pier 6 is inaccurate and misleading.
Applications are now open for the 86 affordable rentals at Lightstone’s sprawling 697-unit Gowanus development on the banks of the Superfund site the Gowanus Canal.
The controversial plan to sell the current site of the Brooklyn Heights Public Library branch to private developer Hudson Companies took another step toward reality on Monday when the City Planning Commission voted 10 to zero in favor of the proposal.
It’s something we hear time and again: Local residents oppose whatever development du jour is being proposed — whether it’s a rezoning or a mega-project. And more often than not, the project goes forward, despite opposition.