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.
Kingsbridge Armory Plan Passes
After 20 years of discussion, a plan to redevelop the Kingsbridge Armory as an ice-sports center passed the City Council.
Negotiations Over Armory End as Vote Nears
The developer of a proposed ice-center and its community allies are no longer attempting to sway Councilman Fernando Cabrera to support their plan for the Kingsbridge Armory.
Cabrera Rallies Against Armory Plan
The councilman is trying to build pressure against the plan to turn the long-vacant Kingsbridge Armory into an ice sports center.
Program to Take Buildings from Bad Landlords Fades
7A, once a key enforcement tool, is used less often amid a changed real-estate market and new programs. But it's still needed as a threat. The question is: Can the threat remain real?
Brooklyn Tenants Get Vow of NYCHA Fixes
Over 450 tenants presented housing authority officials a long list of maintenance and repair needs, and got a promise that fixes would be made by Christmas, organizers say.
Lessons of Willets Point: Trading Parkland for Developer's Donation
In the second of part of our series on a development process that spanned much of the Bloomberg administration, we look at how parks fare under this deal—and others.
Lessons of Willets Point: Relocation Fears for Workers
In the final installment of our series, a look at the challenges facing workers at the businesses the Bloomberg administration has decided don't belong there anymore.
Lessons of Willets Point: Will A New Mayor Do Development Differently?
Perhaps no project embodied the Bloomberg administration's development style better than Willets Point. Will Joe Lhota or Bill de Blasio change that approach?
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