Housing

Plans to Build a 13-Story Luxury Building in Brooklyn is Under Fire

Plans to Build a 13-Story Luxury Building in Brooklyn is Under Fire

Updated: March 7, 2020, 8:54 p.m.   Overcrowded public schools, jammed traffic circles, flooded streets—these are the problems residents of Windsor Terrace say they face, too many for them to welcome a 13-story luxury building to their neighborhood with open arms. A proposed mixed-use complex at 312 Coney Island Avenue has enraged residents of the […]

The Ongoing Fight for Heat in NYCHA Housing

The Ongoing Fight for Heat in NYCHA Housing

Each night before his head hits the pillow, Jerry Jackson layers on his grey fleece and down windbreaker over his pajamas. The 68-year-old’s peculiar bedtime routine began in October of 2019 when his apartment started to feel as if all the windows had been left open on a windy winter night. “It’s a constant wave […]

Tensions Flare at Inwood Rezoning Hearing

Tensions Flare at Inwood Rezoning Hearing

Emotions ran high Thursday night at a public hearing about proposed rezoning plans for Inwood, with elected officials and activists accusing each other of shutting down conversation and exploiting racial dynamics to push their agenda. The meeting was a chance for residents to respond to a draft rezoning document released last month by Mayor Bill […]