City to seize and rebuild Coney Island property through eminent domain

NY Post September 28, 2015 (How about seizing the land for Bushwick Inlet Park, rezoned four years earlier?) Frustrated by stubborn Coney Island landowners, the de Blasio administration plans to seize property under the city’s rarely used power of eminent domain in order to spur long-stalled economic development in the People’s Playground, The Post has […]

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Fight Over De Blasio Plan for East New York Will Be About More than Housing

City Limits September 22, 2015 …At the review session, DCP acknowledged the impact that an increased population will have on open space, transportation, construction, and noise (as well as schools and child care facilities, an official later added, though these were initially forgotten from the presentation). The agency says it will continue to explore mitigation […]

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Pain in the grass: Another high-rise slated for Greenpoint waterfront

Brooklyn Paper September 11, 2015 A developer plans to add yet another luxury high-rise to Greenpoint’s rapidly expanding waterfront skyscraper district, which neighbors say will leave them with no view and no room to move. “It’s just going to be a solid curtain, a wall of buildings blocking out the view, the sunset, and everything […]

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