First Houses – A Monument of the Past – A Model for the Future?

From the Neighborhood Preservation Center, info@neighborhoodpreservationcenter.org n We hope you can join us Thursday, December 6th for a lecture about the landmarked First Houses presented by real esate attorney Warren Shaw. This event is co-sponsored with The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. First Houses – A Monument of the Past – A Model for […]

Rally for Affordable Housing in the Village & St. Vincent's Community Meeting

From Rob Hollander, LES Residents for Responsible Developmenthttp://savethelowereastside.blogspot.com/ Friends and neighbors, Village Independent Democrats is holding a demonstration against St. Vincent’s Hospital’s plan to build a 500-unit luxury condo tower without any affordable housing: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6pm170 W 12th Street, corner 7th Ave.Bring signs demanding affordable housing. Following the demonstration, St. Vincent’s Hospital will […]

Fighting for Domino with Lights & Ideas

Domino fight lights up hoodBy Dana RubinsteinThe Brooklyn Paper A neighborhood activist who would like to derail plans for a $1.3-billion high-rise development at the old Domino Sugar site has erected a seven-story, red LED sign that screams, “SAVE DOMINO’.” The sign, an apparent riff on the iconic yellow “Domino Sugar” sign on the Williamsburg […]

Gentrification and Rezoning in Greenpoint & Williamsburg

From The New York Community Council217 N 7th StreetBrooklyn NY 11211(347)-200-2353 For More Information: Philip DePaolo, President pdepaolo@nyc.rr.com You are about to read a report that was done by the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy At Rutgers University. The Report was conducted at the request of The New York Community Council. The report […]

Political Aid from Across the Spectrum Aids Senior Housing Rehab at Seaview

Developers of Sea View senior housing clear hurdle Government, at first denying $3M in tax credits, decides to give breaks to buildersMonday, July 02, 2007By KAREN O’SHEAADVANCE STAFF WRITER STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A funding glitch that threatened to halt a senior housing project in Sea View was fixed last week, clearing the way for […]

One Paper, 3 articles on Landmarks

City taps Sunnyside GardensNew York Daily NewsBY DONALD BERTRAND The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously last week to designate the 16-block, 54-acre Sunnyside Gardens as a historic district. Housing vs. preservation for Domino Sugar plantNew York Daily NewsBY RACHEL MONAHAN A huge red sign on the Williamsburg waterfront reads “SAVE DOMINO” – and symbolizes […]

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 […]