Posted inCampaign 2021

Crown Heights Armory Project Towers Over Brooklyn Council Race Roiled By Development Backlash

In a Brooklyn City Council district transformed by real estate development, one symbol looms especially large in the race to replace term-limited Democrat Laurie Cumbo: a long-abandoned, city-owned armory on Bedford Avenue Construction on the recently rechristened Major R. Owens Health and Wellness Community Center, now almost fully transformed into a community recreation center, with […]

Posted inAffordable Housing, Brooklyn, Crown Heights, Housing, Real Estate, State Senate, Taxes

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

A proposed apartment complex that could overshadow the Brooklyn Botanic Garden may contain no affordable housing under a new alternative unveiled by its developer — yet still qualify for a Trump-era tax break some state lawmakers hope to curb. The former factory site at 960 Franklin Ave. in Crown Heights is part of an Opportunity […]