Mixed Views of Gentrification's Threat in East New York
The area's improvement—thanks to community action and city policy—is undeniable. What's debated is whether the same displacement seen in Bed-Stuy and Bushwick is headed that way.
Woes Continue at One De Blasio Watch-List Building
Tenants are still suffering at a Bronx building that both the then-Public Advocate's Worst Landlords List and the city's Alternative Enforcement Program have had on their radar screens.
Report Details Woes for NYC's Electric-Cab Experiment
Documents obtained by City Limits outline a litany of obstacles that the city's pilot project has so far been unable to surmount.
Plan for Community Use of Barclays Center Emerges
As the Atlantic Yards project slowly moves toward implementing the community benefits agreement that secured its approval, a lottery will be held for 10 events, sponsored by nonprofit groups, in arena spaces.
Borough's Community Boards Push for Greater Impact
Training members and securing funds to hire city planning advisers is critical, officials say.
Housing Court Goes on Trial
Advocates who fault the court's facilities and lack of right to counsel found it guilty on all counts in a hearing at Brooklyn Borough Hall.
Progress Seen on NYCHA Repairs in East Brooklyn
In November residents extracted a promise from the authority to deal with a massive maintenance backlog. Some 75 percent of those tasks are done. But the list of things to fix is still growing.
Juvenile Justice Reform Falls Short of Goals
The Close to Home initiative was supposed to move detained kids to less restrictive settings and improve their ability to complete their education. That hasn't happened.
Details Delayed For Long-Stalled NYCHA Project
After being torn down for a redevelopment that proved too pricey to complete, Prospect Plaza is being replaced by a mix of public- and affordable housing. The metrics of that mix are still being worked out.
Students, Teachers Say Roll-Out of New GED Has Been Flawed
They say they haven't had the resources and preparation to gear up for the newer, tougher TASC exam.
Tenants Form Union to Fight Gentrification
In the struggle to hold on to their places in neighborhoods where rents are rising rapidly, a group in Crown Heights is hoping there's strength in numbers.
In Sunset Park, Demise of Affordable Units Feared
Hundreds of apartments covered by Section 8—key anchors in a neighborhood where affordability is threatened by gentrification—are slated to leave the program.
New Push For Banks to Monitor Building Conditions
For decades housing advocates have hounded negligent property owners. Now there's increasing focus on the lenders who permit them to buy other peoples' homes.
Churches Become Housing in Bushwick
One former Lutheran church being converted to housing will include affordable units. It's unclear whether another former house of worship will offer non-market apartments as well.
Advocates Want Housing Battle Fought on Many Fronts
A new report advocates a multi-pronged approach, and finds the market lost twice as much affordable housing as Bloomberg-era initiatives gained.
For Sunset Park, Proposed BRT Routes Could Help Foster Jobs
After a campaign pledge by Mayor de Blasio, a report suggests eight new bus routes around the city that would help fulfill it.
Concerns Over Private Firm Managing Some NYCHA Properties
The move to bring in outside management for some of the authority's Section 8 properties is not the first, but comes at a sensitive time for the agency.
Advocates Say Armory Fight is Over, But Work Just Beginning
A two-decade debate over how to redevelop the massive Kingsbridge Armory ended with a City Council vote last week. Now promises to the community must be made real.
New, Tougher GED Has Students Scrambling
With more rigorous standards for the high-school equivalency diplomas set to arrive in 2014—and get harder after that—people are racing to prep for and take the test now.
How Vito Lopez Changed Bushwick
Many think the former assemblyman and powerbroker is a creep. Some hail him as a hero. In Bushwick, his legacy—and the story of his downfall—are more complicated than either label suggests.
Cabrera: I'll Vote for Kingsbridge Plan
The Bronx Councilman says he was swayed by last minute concessions by the developer.
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