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Brooklyn

March 3, 2020, 9am PST
A new cease-and-desist zone, meant to control the activities of house flippers, is under consideration in the Brooklyn neighborhood of East New York, as well as state laws that would increase the real estate transfer tax.
The City
February 3, 2020, 5am PST
Highways have been razed, replaced with boulevards, and streets have been placed on road diets, but what about lane reductions on interstate highways? That's one recommendation in a report released Thursday by a panel of experts on the BQE.
The New York Times
January 30, 2020, 5am PST
Residents are arguing that a Williamsburg development would negatively affect the neighborhood. But it’s a grassroots effort to protect the status quo in a neighborhood where gentrification benefited them.
New York Post
December 23, 2019, 7am PST
A skyline-changing pair of towers are proposed for for the Williamsburg waterfront in Brooklyn.
The Architect's Newspaper
December 13, 2019, 5am PST
One person's ticket out of traffic and transit is another person's recurring headache.
New York Post
November 11, 2019, 1pm PST
An editorial cites newly released analysis of changes on the North Brooklyn Waterfront since a 2005 rezoning.
The New York Post
November 10, 2019, 5am PST
The rezoning of the neighborhood of Gowanus in Brooklyn is providing opportunities for local politicians to address local needs.
Crain's New York Business
November 8, 2019, 12pm PST
The New York Times notes the gentrification of Fort Greene, but caters to the people would looking for places to live in the neighborhood.
The New York Times
October 1, 2019, 5am PDT
Pedestrian malls, a common urban design goal of the 1960s and 1970s have so fallen out of fashion that failed examples from history are cited as boogeyman like "bridges to nowhere" and "big digs."
Curbed
September 29, 2019, 5am PDT
Downtown Brooklyn is New York City's third-largest central business district, and a 2004 rezoning was meant to increase the commercial footprint in the area. Instead there's been more residential development than planners anticipated.
Crain's New York Business
September 10, 2019, 11am PDT
And other perhaps surprising data from the multi-family housing development industry.
Jersey Digs
September 3, 2019, 7am PDT
The new Kosciuszko Bridge offers multi-modal passage between boroughs, views to the Manhattan skyline, and probably impossible promises of congestion reduction.
The New York Times
August 27, 2019, 11am PDT
José Alzorriz was killed while waiting on a bike at a red light. An SUV, T-boned by a red light-runner, literally flew into him.
The New York Times
August 18, 2019, 7am PDT
The AV shuttles transporting passengers around the Brooklyn Navy Yard offer a chance to see the technology in action.
Smart Cities Dive
August 15, 2019, 1pm PDT
A new report from the New York Department of City Planning has found that storefront vacancy may not be a one-answer citywide problem. Vacancies were found to be concentrated in certain neighborhoods, and the reasons appear to be varied.
6sqft
August 9, 2019, 6am PDT
The Third Party Transfer program lets the city transfer ownership of delinquent properties, but it unfairly targets communities of color, say critics.
Curbed New York
April 29, 2019, 8am PDT
Despite a rare level of community participation in a neighborhood planning project in Bushwick, a recently proposed draft neighborhood plan was met with criticism in an initial public hearing earlier this week.
City Limits
April 15, 2019, 2pm PDT
Neighborhood rezonings that disproportionately displace minority residents could violate the Fair Housing Act, advocates say.
Brooklyn Eagle
April 12, 2019, 2pm PDT
Improving streets in Sunset Park by removing cobblestones and aging train tracks has created a controversy between historic preservation and the need for safe bike and walking facilities and other streetscape improvements.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
April 11, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Big Apple may claim the nation's highest public transit ridership, but it ranks well below average in its use of freight rail. Two small short line railroads are at the center of a $100 million investment to reduce truck reliance.
The New York Times