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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Tower Neighbor — and Its Shadows — Nixed By City Planning Board

A key city board has rejected a controversial plan to construct an apartment tower that would have cast shadows on part of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, including its greenhouses and nursery.     On Wednesday, the City Planning Commission voted unanimously to deny Continuum Company’s rezoning application for 960 Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights, where the developer […]

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

Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood would likely become more diverse and less segregated under a proposal to allow more development in the neighborhood, according to a first-of-its-kind study on the contentious rezoning’s potential racial impact. The analysis of the Gowanus Neighborhood Plan, conducted by a Columbia University professor with City Council staff, comes as the controversial proposal […]

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

When the City Planning Commission hears a proposal Thursday for residential towers in Crown Heights that could cast shadows on part of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, it will have powers that earlier reviewers lacked: to reject or alter the developer’s plan. Continuum Company is asking for approvals to build residential development as high as 34 […]