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Crown Heights Armory Pool Offers Kids’ Swimming Lessons — for $50 a Half Hour

The Brooklyn neighborhood was promised affordable recreation as part of the deal to transform the former armory. Residents are still waiting for details on possible class discounts as the Major Owens Community Center readies to open.

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Gowanus Could Become More Diverse After Rezoning, Racial Impact Study Finds

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Make-or-Break Vote Looms for Brooklyn Botanic Garden Shadow-Casting Towers

City Planning Commission has power to kill a project projected to steal sunlight from part of the historic green space, or cut it down from a proposed 34 stories. The developer says affordable housing is at stake.

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World Trade Center’s First Residential Tower Sparks Affordable-Housing Fight 

The last re-building block of the World Trade Center could be a 900-foot residential skyscraper on the former home of the Deutsche Bank Building. A quarter of its 1,325 apartments are earmarked for "affordable housing" — but local 9/11 survivors want more.

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De Blasio Bets Legacy on SoHo and Gowanus Overhauls as He Mounts Last Land Stand

City Hall says rezoning the Manhattan and Brooklyn neighborhoods would bring crucial affordable housing, while opponents warn of overcrowding. The projects headline the mayor’s final-year pandemic push to change the face of the city.

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Eric Adams’ Campaigns and Nonprofit Reaped Big Bucks from Lobbyists and Developers Seeking Help

In recent years leading up to his mayor run, the Brooklyn borough president netted up to $322,750 in contributions from favor-seekers — including some banking on the controversial Gowanus rezoning plan, THE CITY found.

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Brooklyn Group Battles for Bushwick Building — and the Future of Affordable Housing

State Attorney General Letitia James and city’s top lawyer join federal appeals court fight against corporate investor that refuses to hand over the keys after reaping 15 years of tax benefits.

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After Demolition Scare, Chelsea NYCHA Tenants Forge New Path With Private Management

Fulton and Chelsea-Elliott residents met with top housing officials for months to hash out what comes next for their Manhattan homes. The process has been rocky at times, but could become a model for how NYCHA engages with tenants across the city.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Shadow-Casting Towers Qualify for Generous Trump Tax Break State Lawmakers Want to Slash

"Opportunity Zone" benefits will come to investors in a controversial Crown Heights real estate project whether or not affordable housing remains in the picture. A bill would end New York’s part of the program.

What Is NYCHA? Your Questions Answered About New York City Public Housing

If the population were a state, it’d be as big as Wyoming, or Vermont. Figuring out how to repair the crumbling, enormous housing system has stymied leaders for years as tenants suffer.


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NYC’s Wealthy Enclaves Lost Housing in Past Decade as Combining of Apartments Outpaced New Construction

Parts of the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, SoHo and the West Village saw net drops in residential apartments in the past decade, a new report from the Department of City Planning found.

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Council Considers Killing the Tax-Collection Machine Rudy Giuliani Built

Pandemic postponement of the city’s annual property tax lien sale highlights burdens on cash-strapped property owners, advocates say — and an opportunity to reclaim real estate for affordable housing.

How an Edge for Neighborhood Residents Skews the Odds in NYC’s Housing Lotteries

The "community preference" that allots half of affordable apartments to locals is under fire in a federal civil rights lawsuit — and makes getting a place harder for many.

Affordable Housing Lottery Odds Worst for Those Who Can Afford the Least

THE CITY analyzed 18 million applications for apartments and confirmed low-income applicants’ deeply felt sense that the system is stacked against them.

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Pandemic-Emptied Hotels Could Become Affordable Housing, City Officials Suggest

Potentially thousands of vacant hotel rooms are ripe for conversion into permanent residences, deputy mayor, housing groups and hotel owners agree.

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De Blasio Knocks Foundation Out From Under His Tiny Houses Push

Mayor’s budget would ax funding for a Brooklyn trial run for converting spare space into apartments, just when homeowners could use the income most.

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Trump HUD Cuts Target Public Housing Fixes and Apartment Vouchers

Local Congressional leaders assail planned budget slashing, which come as NYCHA battles mold and lead, and city grapples with housing crisis.

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Mayor’s Affordable Housing Program Struggles to Integrate New Yorkers by Income

Our analysis shows most new affordable housing is concentrated in poorest neighborhoods. Meanwhile, middle-income apartments go to wealthier areas.

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Big-Time Builders Line Up for Shot at Prime Manhattan CUNY Property

"It screams for condos" said a rep for one developer eyeing money-making possibilities on prime John Jay College real estate.

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Rockaway Developer Gets Tax Breaks Via Troubled Nonprofit Partner

Peninsula Hospital affordable housing site under City Council review owned by Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corp. under fire from tenants.