Thousands of low-income Brooklyn residents may find their Section 8 housing assistance revoked thanks to a city budget shortfall. In Bushwick, tenants of one project react to this week’s bad news.
NYU has released a new report, asking the age-old question, “Where’s the money?” (in Brooklyn). It’s 20 pages, so you probably shouldn’t take an hour from the work day to read it. Instead, we did it for you. Here’s what’s been going down (and up) in Brooklyn in the last decade: Shocking Fact #1: The […]
With the rising cost of living, residents of Fort Greene are feeling the squeeze. The Fort Greene Association is answering questions and providing tips on how to make Fort Greene affordable at Lafayette Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Oxford St. tonight at 7:30.
A city councilman has created a map of blighted building developments … and it’s not a pretty sight. Brad Lander is asking for your help tracking progress cleaning up the rubbish left behind.
By Miranda Lin When the first 1,408 units of the Red Hook Houses were opened in 1939, they boasted the best technology could provide: self-operating elevators, incinerators in every hallway, gas ranges, electric fridges and a laundry room under each building. In 1955, another apartment block called was added, making the Red Hook Houses the […]
The building used was sold earlier this year with the expectation that all the tenants would leave. But the community — a term that encompasses everyone from elected officials to the bar’s regular stable of crotchety seniors who take the place over in the afternoons — is trying to find a way to keep the Starlite Lounge in business for another 50 years.