In 2007, a brick building in Downtown Brooklyn with a connection to the abolitionist movement was saved from eminent domain. Now, in a shocking twist, it might be demolished.
A deal hammered out by the local councilman and the developer this morning will reduce the tallest of the two towers by 146 feet.
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?
In a rare case of community will prevailing over developer plans in Brooklyn, a controversial proposal to build a nine-story, 72-unit rental building on Front Street in Vinegar Hill has been dropped.