The economic success of Dumbo, the Navy Yard, Bushwick and Bed-Stuy points to possible paths for further economic growth outside Manhattan.
The demolition of a mansion that was used as a community clubhouse has left a wound, and also spurred neighborhood activism.
In Bedford-Stuyvesant, residents are demanding organizers of weekly Sunday festivals further curb issues on the avenue.
On Friday morning, Democratic mayoral nominee Eric Adams stood before the press in Coney Island, presenting his resiliency plan — which includes bringing illegal basement apartments “into compliance with city codes and regulations to ensure the safety of residents.” At the same time, Department of Buildings Inspector Badge No. 2701 was knocking on doors and […]
Need to know more about coronavirus in New York? Sign up for THE CITY’s daily morning newsletter. Last summer, we started a program with Brooklyn Public Library called The Open Newsroom. The idea: to make local news collaborative. We held nearly a dozen meetings in three neighborhood libraries in Red Hook, East New York and […]
Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. A citywide educational panel on Wednesday night unanimously approved a proposal to move the Academy of Arts & Letters, a disproportionately white school in Fort Greene, into PS 305, a majority-black elementary school in […]
For the second year in a row, the No. 2 spot on the public advocate’s “Worst Landlord Watchlist” has gone to leaders of a troubled Brooklyn nonprofit mired in tenant and financial woes. Public Advocate Jumaane Williams identified Nathaniel Montgomery, Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corp.’s chief operating officer, as the private landlord with more serious […]
Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. District 13’s Community Education Council held a public meeting Monday night on its proposal to merge Fort Greene’s disproportionately white Academy of Arts and Letters with PS 305, an under-enrolled and majority-black elementary school […]
Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. Luxury development wasn’t what state officials envisioned when they sold an ornate, century-old office building in Bedford-Stuyvesant to an arm of a local anti-poverty nonprofit, seeking to create jobs with “neighborhood-oriented focus.” But upscale […]
Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. Some Brooklyn tenants battling to oust their troubled nonprofit landlord have reached a deal that could bring some relief — while others in buildings run by the group say they remain plagued by rats, […]