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Brooklyn journalist Norman Oder has written the watchdog blog Atlantic Yards Report for more than five years and has contributed articles on Atlantic Yards to The New York Times, The New York Observer, Columbia Journalism Review, and other publications. He is a former Executive Editor at Library Journal and earned a Master of Studies in Law on a fellowship for journalists at Yale Law School. He's working on a book about Atlantic Yards.
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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.
Hundreds of apartments covered by Section 8—key anchors in a neighborhood where affordability is threatened by gentrification—are slated to leave the program.
The community school model—in which schools are used as a hub to address a range of community needs—is already in use in the neighborhood.
It's the time of year to exchange red envelopes containing cash—a signal to thieves and a focus of two Brooklyn precincts.
Some parents are willing to look at locations on the west side of hazardous Third Avenue, while others want the city to consider using eminent domain.
After a campaign pledge by Mayor de Blasio, a report suggests eight new bus routes around the city that would help fulfill it.
In an interview with the Brooklyn Bureau, he talks about building on predecessor Marty Markowitz's efforts while broadening focus to the vulnerable.
The developer has pushed back for a second time the formal start of construction on a new railyard, raising new questions about the timeline for promised housing.
Amid a field of progressive candidates, the developer-backed Jobs for New York PAC's support for one candidate both boosts her efforts--and makes her a target.
The small McKinley Park branch in Dyker Heights bustles with immigrants but struggles to meet demand after years of cuts to the library system.