Aspiring-to-be-hip cities across the county tout themselves as the "next Brooklyn." Ben Adler argues not only the Brooklyn is a lousy model for revitalization but also that hipster-led gentrification does not lead to overall prosperity.
Jul 2, 2015 Grist
One of the suggestions in Mayor Bill de Blasio's OneNYC citywide plan is nothing new: an oft-proposed subway extension down Utica Avenue in Brooklyn. Some question whether the area's relatively low density warrants such an expense.
Jun 28, 2015 the transport politic
More raw housing stock is only the first step. Without comprehensive transit, the value of density can't extend beyond the city center.
Jun 22, 2015 Grist
Henry Melcher reports on the massive investment plans for Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
Apr 17, 2015 The Architect's Newspaper
On the ground, combating gentrification means putting a stop to cost-driven displacement and evictions. Grassroots organizations in some of the hardest-hit cities have dedicated themselves to that task.
Mar 31, 2015 Next City
To build ties to its neighbors, a young arts organization embarked on a sprawling multimedia project exploring the past and present of Williamsburg's Latino community.
Feb 20, 2015 Satellite Magazine
The Brooklyn Development Center will close Dec. 31. The closure of the state facility is part of a long term goal of deinstitutionalizing the developmentally disabled and integrating them in the community in group homes.
Feb 2, 2015 The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
The New York City Department of Transportation is moving forward with a series of pedestrian and bike infrastructure improvements in a neighborhood built in the shadow of some of the city's most highest profile transportation infrastructure.
Jan 30, 2015 StreetsBlog NYC
Two proposals for library makeovers in Brooklyn tie into a larger narrative about development, and architecture, in New York City.
Jan 27, 2015 New York Times
A Saturday Night Live skit satirizes the change that has come to Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Jan 23, 2015 Salon