Brooklyn

Brooklyn, New York City

Opinion: It's Time to Rezone Gowanus

As the New York City Council considers a controversial plan for the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn, Moses Gates calls on the city to pass "one of the best and most inclusive community planning processes in recent times."

October 13, 2021 - New York Daily News

Brooklyn, New York City

Gowanus Rezoning Clears New York's City Planning Commission

A controversial rezoning plan is moving toward the finish line in Brooklyn.

September 23, 2021 - The Real Deal

Gowanus Canal

Gowanus Racial Impact Study Predicts Increased Diversity After Rezoning

The report outlines the potential impacts on the neighborhood's racial diversity and the availability of below-market housing units.

August 16, 2021 - Urbanize New York

View of New York City from Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Brooklyn Waterfront Development Unveils Revised Design

The massive River Ring Waterfront Master Plan includes two towers containing 1,050 residential units, a three-acre beach, and 5,000 square feet of community kiosks.

March 23, 2021 - Urbanize New York

Brooklyn, New York City

Planning via Zoom: Legal Scrutiny for Pandemic Realities in New York City

The question of whether a public review process conducted by Zoom is sufficient to approve a sweeping rezoning plan is a matter of no small legal concern in New York City.

February 24, 2021 - Commercial Observer

Brooklyn, New York City

Lawsuit Challenges Zoom Hearings on Gowanus Rezoning Plan

Planning departments relying on online public hearing processes will want to keep monitor this lawsuit in New York City.

January 18, 2021 - Brooklyn Paper

Newtown Creek

How Broken Planning and Development Processes Hobble the Potential of Neighborhoods

A stinging critique of the public review process in New York City.

November 30, 2020 - Curbed

Gowanus Canal

Big Day for Brooklyn: Gowanus Canal Clean Up Begins

Local advocates are celebrating the start of clean up work on the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.

November 18, 2020 - Brooklyn Paper

Brooklyn, New York City

Rezoning a Wealthy Neighborhood in the Name of Equity

An opinion piece makes the case that a rezoning proposal for the Brooklyn neighborhood of Gowanus has a higher potential for new affordable housing and lower risk of displacement compared to other rezoning plans in the city.

September 24, 2020 - City Limits

Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Controversial Rezoning for Industry City Mega-Project Finally Withdrawn in New York City

A controversial summer has finally claimed the grand ambitions for a waterfront site in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

September 23, 2020 - Politico

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Hand Drawing Master Plans

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