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Brooklyn

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
March 30, 2019, 5am PDT
Large mixed-use projects aren't getting an automatic greenlight in New York City anymore.
Crain's New York Business
March 5, 2019, 5am PST
Current zoning doesn't support the range of uses proposed for a new "Innovation Economy District" at the Industry City location on the Brooklyn Waterfront.
The Real Deal
February 14, 2019, 12pm PST
One approach to easing New York City's housing crisis: legalize and incentivize the construction of basement apartments.
Curbed New York
January 31, 2019, 5am PST
The New York City Department of City Planning has released its preliminary rezoning proposal for the neighborhood of Gowanus in Brooklyn.
amNew York
January 7, 2019, 5am PST
After the initial shock of Governor Andrew Cuomo's cancellation of the planned L Train closure subsided, analysis and commentary rolled in.
New York Daily News
January 3, 2019, 11am PST
Surprise, shocking news from New York City, as Governor Andrew Cuomo steps in at the 11th hour to change course on the highly anticipated (and dreaded) L Train closure scheduled to begin later this year.
The New York Times
December 24, 2018, 9am PST
More priority will be given buses as 275,000 daily commuters find new ways to and from work while the L Train is closed for repairs in New York City.
Crain's New York Business
November 27, 2018, 10am PST
Solo commuters crossing from Brooklyn to Manhattan on the Williamsburg Bridge are in for a rude awakening on April 27 when the L Train closes. To accommodate more buses and bikes on the 115-year old bridge, cars will need at least 3 people.
The New York Times
November 13, 2018, 5am PST
The long-anticipated Domino Park, located in front of the former Domino Sugar refinery on the East River in Brooklyn, was designed by James Corner Field Operations (JFCO).
The Architect's Newspaper
October 8, 2018, 9am PDT
The Brooklyn Heights Promenade will be closed as the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below it is replaced. A Brownstoner column celebrates the esplanade's 68th birthday on Oct. 7, noting its troubled past and connection to Robert Moses.
Brownstoner
October 6, 2018, 1pm PDT
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation's master plan for the site is a $2.5 billion bet that high-tech manufacturers can be enticed back to New York, bringing with them the economic heft to transform the whole area.
Curbed New York
September 30, 2018, 11am PDT
Efforts across the country show that these projects have the added benefit of improving community safety.
Urban Institute
September 23, 2018, 5am PDT
80 Flatbush has been one of the most closely watched, and hotly debated, proposed developments in the country.
Curbed NY
September 18, 2018, 7am PDT
If Brooklyn keeps up the pace of current growth, it could pass Chicago in population in the next few years.
Curbed NY
September 7, 2018, 2pm PDT
The Onion feels the pain of everyone who takes the train.
The Onion
August 25, 2018, 5am PDT
The New York MTA is planning to shut down the L Train from Brooklyn to Manhattan in 2019, and renters in the area no longer find the area along the route as attractive.
Vice