AIA Proposing Changes to Contextual Zones

From Aaron Brashear, Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Hts.aaron@ccgreenwoodhts.com While I cannot speak on behalf of CB7, where as a member I obtained this info (though it is in the public forum) on a ULURP introduced by the NY Chapter of the AIA for “changes” the zoning code that will affect all of us in the […]

Jamaica Plan Gets Mixed Response

From the New York Times August 25, 2007Southeast Queens Is Split Over Makeover ProposalBy ELLEN BARRY When Gloria Black looks into Jamaica’s future, she sees a grand restoration: Department stores will move into spaces where discount jewelers sell removable gold teeth; vacant storefronts, their windows taped up with yellowing newspaper, will fill one by one. […]

Jamaica Plan Passes City Council Zoning Committee

From the New York Times August 23, 2007Council Committee Backs Rezoning Plan to Turn Jamaica Into an ‘Airport Village’ By DIANE CARDWELL A plan to transform downtown Jamaica, Queens, into a vibrant “airport village” while preserving the quiet, low-scale character of neighboring side streets cleared an important City Council committee yesterday, all but ensuring final […]

City Planning Passes Jamaica & Fort Greene/Clinton Hill Rezoning

City Advances Widescale RezoningBY Special to the SunJuly 12, 2007URL: http://www.nysun.com/article/58299 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 […]

The Bowery is an important part of New York history, help us preserve it

We are continuing our petition drive to Save The Bowery. The character of the Bowery, including Chinatown, Little Italy, the Lower East Side, is being quickly destroyed with all the new development in the area. The history of this area should be preserved. The new luxury buildings, and hotels will further destroy the quality of […]

Catching Up on the Jamaica Plan, still not good enough

From the Queens Chronicle 06/21/2007Jamaica Rezone Changes Fall Short, Leaders Sayby Theresa Juva , Assistant Editor The Department of City Planning revealed modifications to the proposed Jamaica rezoning plan this week, sparking response from community leaders who say the changes are not enough.The plan, one of the largest zoning overhauls in city history, takes aim […]

Talking about Saving Domino Sugar

From the Downtown Brooklyn Star Dateline : Thursday, March 29, 2007Don’t Let It Fall Like DominosBy Phil Guie This past Saturday, the City Reliquary in Williamsburg held an event that wasn’t exactly half-baked. On the contrary, the various homemade treats featured as part of the Don’t Demolish Domino Bake Sale, co-sponsored by the Waterfront Preservation […]

Save Coney Island Demonstration Tomorrow

The Gowanus Lounge: Save Coney Island Demonstration Details Save Coney Island Demonstration Tomorrow“Join us on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan as we protest Thor Equities’ proposal to build high rise, luxury condos in heart of the Amusement District in Coney Island. Help us to create a grand spectacle to exemplify the true spirit […]

Jamaica Rezoning Proposal Not Well Recieved

From the New York Sun Jamaica Rezoning Proposal Is Drawing Fire in Queens BY ELIOT BROWN – Special to the SunMarch 29, 2007URL: http://www.nysun.com/article/51454 Jamaica residents and local legislators are criticizing the city’s planned rezoning of the Queens neighborhood. The 368-block plan is part of the Department of City Planning’s effort to rezone much of […]

Dutch Kills Hears Final Rezoning Proposal

From the Western Queens Gazette Dutch Kills Civic Hears Final Zoning Subdistrict PlansBY THOMAS COGAN A sizable audience heard about the final draft of the zoning proposal for the Dutch Kills subdistrict at the Dutch Kills Civic Association March meeting. Explaining it all were Joy Chen and Penny Lee from the Department of City Planning. […]