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.
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.
November 20, 2017October 16, 2019Brooklyn Life, Economy, Politics
The Desperate Search for a Reasonable Rent
By Efua Owusu0 0
One study says that for every rent-stabilized apartment in New York City there are some 900 applicants.
November 10, 2017October 16, 2019A Changing Brooklyn, Brooklyn Life, Business, Economy, The Buildings of Brooklyn
Bedford Avenue Locksmith Thrives to Withstand Changes and Threat
In Bedford-Stuyvesant, changes in recent years have rendered a lot of small mom and pop stores obsolete. The Martinez's locksmith shop has been trying to keep up with the game.
October 31, 2017October 16, 2019Brooklyn Life, Economy, The Buildings of Brooklyn
Behind Closed Doors
By Rebekah Ward0 0
While the New York City skyline soars, is overcrowding in strictly zoned Dyker Heights flying under the radar?