And now, on the Williamsburg Waterfront

We didn’t mean to neglect the Domino landmark battle, it’s been a busy few days. History and Homes May Mix at the Brooklyn WaterfrontNew York Times – June 27, 2007By MICHAEL WILSONHulking and dormant on the North Brooklyn waterfront, its floors still sticky from a century’s toil, the former Domino Sugar refinery was the focus […]

Once again, preservation is accused of standing in the way of housing

Once again, preservation is being forced into an antagonistic role with housing. This false dichotomy only harms both movements and polarizes civic-minded people who should be working together to enrich our city. Housing battle over Domino’s preservation by michael rundle / metro new york WILLIAMSBURG. Efforts to preserve historic buildings on the Brooklyn waterfront, such […]

Atlantic Yards Project Relies on Major Government Funding; Imperils other housing efforts

From Develop Don”t Destroy News release Documents Show More Than Half of the Financing for Forest City Ratner’s Atlantic Yards Project Is Government BackedProject Seeks At Least $1.4 Billion in Tax-Exempt Housing Bonds Gobbling Up Available Housing Funds From All Over New York City BROOKLYN, NY— Atlantic Yards has always been sold as basically a […]

1st Annual Harlem Anti-Gentrification Conference

The Historic Community of Harlem under Attack: Fight Back and ResistanceForging Alliances and Building Principle UnityIn Memory of Afro Dominican Political Activist Fior Cruz June 1st & June 2nd 2007St. Ambrose Church @ 9 West 130th Street(Between Fifth and Lenox Avenues) CONFERENCE AGENDA June 1, 2007: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM Opening Plenary: “Race, Class […]

575 Fifth Avenue Update

From Michele de la Uz, Fifth Avenue Committee, [email protected] Thank you to everyone who attended last Wednesday’s marathon hearing at the City Planning Commission to testify in support of FAC’s proposed 575 5th Avenue project and thank you to all who submitted testimony as well! More than 70 supporters were in attendance, including a large […]