BHA's, FFLA's, DNA's & VHNA's Joint Opposition to the Dock Street Project

The Dumbo Neighborhood Association, Fulton Ferry Landing Association, the Brooklyn Heights Association and the Vinegar Hill Neighborhood Association (collectively, the “Associations”) have joined together in opposition to the proposed development by Two Trees Management Corp. at the intersection of Water and Dock Streets, adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge. Approximately three years ago, Two Trees Corp […]

Does Contextual Rezoning Actually Save The Neighborhood?

From Aaron Brashear, Concerned Citizens of Greenwood [email protected] First the AIA’s questionable zoning text changes and now this… Just in from DOB’s “My Community” service: Just in under the 100-150 ft. commercial overlay (need to confirm this with DCP) from 4th Avenue, R8A zoning. And guess what? Current Applicant of Record: Henry RaduskyPhone: 718-259-1100Bricolage […]

Greenwood Heights Construction Update

From Aaron Brashear, Concerned Citizens of Greenwood [email protected] 614 7th Ave (aka the Minerva Building): full rescind of the BSA stopping SWO from Nov. 2005. While we’ll be glad to see the garbage and mosquito pit go in lieu of new housing, we are wary of our friends on the corner. After filing the original […]

Community Reaction to Press Praise of South Slope Blockbuster

From Aaron Brashear, Concerned Citizens of Greenwood [email protected] To the Editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, While I can appreciate your paper’s want to highlight new residential development in the borough of Brooklyn, I feel you have made a grave mistake in publishing what reads as a complete shilling for 162 16th Street, aka “The […]

GTS approved by Landmarks

From the Episcopal Church: New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission gave approval to General Theological Seminary (GTS) for the construction of a new seven-story mixed-use residential building on Ninth Avenue and a five-story administration building to be constructed on 20th Street in the Chelsea area of Manhattan. The decision, given at a public hearing on […]

Surprise! Living in a Historic District is desirable

From the New York Times September 2, 2007Views You Won’t LoseBy VIVIAN S. TOY NEW YORKERS will do anything for a great view. They will give up a second bathroom, squeeze into a tiny bedroom or willingly accept some other real estate deprivation. But with more than 100 high-rise buildings under construction across the city […]

Park Views = High Prices

It’s always been the case that proximity to parks is desireable for a multitude ot reasons. But this article draws some lines which are uncomfortable to say the least – how far is it from “located by Central Park” to “exclusive access to Central Park”?From the New York Sun City’s Parks Attract Exciting Residential DevelopmentBY […]

Condo Construction Complaints

From Aaron Brashear, Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Hts. , [email protected] If you did not see this piece over the weekend in the Real Estate section of the NY Times, you should definitely check it out (links above). Seems what many of us have been shouting (at the top of our lungs, it seems) […]

Growth in Eastern Queens Causes Concern

From the Queens ChronicleNew Homes A Burden On The Neighborhood, Residents Sayby Theresa Juva , Assistant Editor Ever since a cluster of two-family homes have replaced the wooded area at the former dead-end of 132nd Avenue in Springfield Gardens, there have been problems. Residents said cars speed down the street and the road bears long, […]