7 days ago | Brooklyn
When the Brownsville Community Justice Center won a small city grant to erect an informational kiosk beneath the elevated 3 train tracks last fall, it seemed like a fun project for the group's youth photography club. No one expected it would provo...
22 days ago | Housing
When New York state’s 421-a tax break program came crashing down early last year amid a standoff between developers and construction unions over wages, there were mixed feelings among many housing advocates. On the one hand, 421-a had been a crazi...
2 months ago | New York
At a Sunset Park "visioning meeting" for Mayor de Blasio's Brooklyn-Queens Connector waterfront streetcar plan — a/k/a BQX — last June, one local resident responded with exasperation when asked how new transit would help his neighborhood. "You sho...
2 months ago | Transportation
At a Sunset Park “visioning meeting” for Mayor de Blasio’s Brooklyn-Queens Connector waterfront streetcar plan last June, one local resident responded with exasperation when asked by a city official how new transit would help his neighborhood. “Yo...
2 months ago | Housing
The city’s venerable 421-a tax break for housing development, which expired last January and which Governor Cuomo now wants to renew and expand, has long come under fire from housing advocates as an insanely inefficient way to spur new residential...
4 months ago | Transportation
When Governor Cuomo called in to NY1 on the afternoon after Election Day to recount the "good conversation" he had had with our surprise president-elect, he made clear that he felt the downside of a Trump administration (as he put it, "the rights ...