The Opportunity Zone initiative was designed to re-structure incentives to encourage development in underserved areas. But it could also exacerbate the affordability crisis in Brooklyn by giving huge tax breaks to upscale developments.
November 04, 2019November 4, 2019Brooklyn Life, Business, Featured
Twelve miles south of Manhattan is a commercial strip seemingly stuck in time, where small-businesses still make up most of...
October 31, 2019November 1, 2019A Changing Brooklyn, Brooklyn Life, Business, Economy, The Buildings of Brooklyn
For Some DUMBO Small Business Owners, Cheap Rent is Not Enough to Survive
The Shops at 145 Front Street seems like the perfect opportunity for business owners who need affordable rent and amenities in DUMBO. But many businesses last only months. Why are they leaving so quickly?
October 30, 2019November 6, 2019Brooklyn Life, Business, Economy, Politics
Man in the Middle
By Zoe Chevalier6 3
Councilman Carlos Menchaca has delayed a rezoning decision that would expand Industry City on the Sunset Park waterfront. And everybody, is watching.
October 21, 2019October 22, 2019Brooklyn Life, Business, Education
Who Forgot the Schools?
By Jonathan Ng4 1
An ambitious plan for Downtown Brooklyn didn’t anticipate all those kids.
October 16, 2019October 28, 2019Brooklyn Life, Business
Is a New Industrial Revolution Coming to Brooklyn? Maybe
New York’s first smart factory aims to build high quality jobs for Brooklynites.