Canarsie Wants "As of Right" Protection

07/08/2007Many in Canarsie fear ‘We’re under attack’ By Helen Klein During a late June meeting convened by State Senator John Sampson at the Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club, 77 Conklin Avenue, civic leaders enumerated a variety of problems that the community is dealing with. A major issue, contended Mary Ann Sallustro, the president of the South […]

City Planning Passes Jamaica & Fort Greene/Clinton Hill Rezoning

City Advances Widescale RezoningBY Special to the SunJuly 12, 2007URL: The City Planning Commission passed two sweeping rezoning plans yesterday in an effort to curb out of scale development on residential streets of three neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens. Plans for the a 368-block section of Jamaica, Queens and a 99-block section of Brooklyn’s […]

Laurelton Left Hanging on Zoning Change

From the Queens Chronicle Laurelton Residents Confront City Planning On Zoning Delayby Theresa Juva , Assistant Editor Four long years of waiting for their community to be rezoned has Laurelton residents seething.“I really don’t trust you,” James Blake told John Young, Queens director for the Department of City Planning at last Thursday’s special meeting.“We’re sick […]

Spend Your Weekend Speaking Out For Responsible Development

Rally to save St. Saviour’s: A new park & community center is what we need.Help us make this a reality for Maspeth! Join Councilman Tony Avella and the Juniper Park Civic Association in calling for the city to acquire and convert the historic former St. Saviour’s Church property into a museum, community center and public […]

Carroll Gardens Seeks Rezoning

From Courier-Life: 05/26/2007New Bklyn nabe on city’s rezoning radar – Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association meets with City Planning officialsBy Joe Maniscalco Members of the Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association (CGNA) aren’t claiming victory in their battle to rezone their community after a meeting with City Planning last week, but they are guardedly optimistic about their prospects […]

Rezoning Victorian Flatbush

From Courier-Life 05/03/2007 Race to save Victorian Flatbush By Helen Klein While Victorian Flatbush is best known for its tree-shaded streets lined with expansive homes, a mismatch between the underlying zoning and the built environment in certain parts of the area has resulted in such anomalies, with residents believing that they are in a race […]

Opposition to Hudson River Development & Support for South Village Landmarking

From the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, GVSHP OPPOSES ‘VEGAS-ON-THE-HUDSON’ PROPOSAL: GVSHP has come out against Related Companies’ proposal for a 600,000 sq. ft., 10,000-seat, nearly $700 million multi-venue mega-entertainment complex on Pier 40 at Clarkson Street. Dubbed “Vegas-on-the-Hudson” by critics, GVSHP believes that Related’s ‘Performing Arts Center’ (PAC) proposal, which they describe […]

Save the Date: 15th Annual Bayfest May 20th

Bayfest 2007 – the 15th Annual Bayfest is coming May 20th. Live music, crafts, activities! All Day, All Free, All Invited. East 27th Street & Emmons Avenue. And check the new (to me anyway) home of the Bay Improvement Group at The downzoning page is definitely worth a look!

News From Clinton Hill, Rezoning Certified & House Tour Tickets on sale

R6b Zoning Proposal Moves Ahead: The proposal to change the zoning from R6 to R6b in Clinton Hill and Fort Greene was “certified” by the NYC Planning Commission at its Review Session on Monday, April 23, 2007. This is a very positive and important step in this community effort to provide additional protection to our […]