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Mixed Views of Gentrification's Threat in East New York
Tenants Form Union to Fight Gentrification
Churches Become Housing in Bushwick
Cabrera: I'll Vote for Kingsbridge Plan
Negotiations Over Armory End as Vote Nears
Cabrera Rallies Against Armory Plan
Lessons of Willets Point: Trading Parkland for Developer's Donation
Lessons of Willets Point: Relocation Fears for Workers
Lessons of Willets Point: Will A New Mayor Do Development Differently?
Forest City Ratner Again Gets Extension from MTA
Spring Creek Builder's Promises Spur Cheers, Jeers
Bronx Armory Saga: Will it Echo Nationwide?
FreshDirect Foes Say They'll Appeal
FreshDirect's Bronx Foes Weigh Appeal
FreshDirect Job Vows: At Odds with Environmental Claims?
Forgotten History Behind New Brooklyn Waterfront Plan
Willets Point Developers Pitched a Casino
Agency, Developer Wrestle Over Atlantic Yards Affordability
Legal Questions Emerge About Citi Field Mall
Coney Island's Invisible Towers
Mayor de Blasio's housing plan was full of ambition and ideas. Achieving them will require streamlining and rearranging the city's housing development system, says HPD's commissioner.
Brooklynites who fought against the Atlantic Yards development shared lessons they learned with Bronx residents who are resisting a different city-subsidized development deal.
The Urban Jobs Act would provide $20 million for services to unemployed young people. Amid partisan rancor, will the idea survive Congress? Against record youth unemployment, will it make a difference if it does?
Coney Baloney: DiNapoli's Report Obscures Brooklyn Beachfront's Rollercoaster Economy - Neil deMause
Job growth is soaring in Coney Island, says a new report. That was news to anyone who's actually been to Coney Island lately.
Immigrant workers who send money to support their families contribute mightily to their home countries' economies. But high fees and other obstacles erode the impact this cash could have.
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This Bronx resident says a planned concentration of supportive housing and other social services in his neighborhood threatens to undermine city plans to spur investment.
Zoning laws, building codes and other regulations can seem like bureaucratic obscurities. But, says this author, they have a powerful—and often negative—impact on urban areas.
What's missing from the controversial development site? Not just the jobs and housing, says this writer, but the independent monitor required by the community benefits agreement.
As the Regional Plan Association convenes its annual assembly, one participant notes that along with efficiency and the environment, equity must be a goal of urban planners.
"In spite of saying 'goodbye' to our treasures of yesterday, Brooklyn is thriving," writes Borough President Marty Markowitz.
This law has become the focal point in a debate over whether a shopping mall proposed as part of a revised Willets Point redevelopment plan is on parkland, and whether a retail use is in line with the legal framework for the site.
New York City suffered a shorter and milder recession than most of America. But this report finds that young black men in the five boroughs suffered joblessness at a painfully high rate between January 2009 and June 2010.