Brooklyn, development

Rezoning Puts East New York on the Housing Radar

Five months after the passage of the de Blasio administration’s first neighborhood rezoning, investment in East New York’s housing market has increased. Both residents and realtors have taken an interest in selling homes in the neighborhood now that the area is “on the map” after extensive debate over it’s rezoning […]

Brooklyn, development, News

Reactivated South Brooklyn Marine Terminal Won’t Come at Cost of Residents, EDC Prez Says

In today’s New York, economic development has become almost synonymous with gentrification, with communities often fearing new projects will mean displacement of long-time residents. That’s the current vibe in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, where the city plans to revive the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal by the end of 2016. The city plans to […]

Brooklyn, Gentrification

Housing is sure to come to East New York, but will middle-class jobs for current residents follow?

Community leaders in  East New York are demanding that the city protect and invest in the neighborhood’s industrial businesses—a source of much-needed middle class employment—as part of their plan to rezone the area.   East New York’s Industrial Business Zone (IBZ), which is currently home to 45 industrial and manufacturing […]