(l. to r.) Mitchell Hirth, Fran Schwartz, and Dan Egers testify on behalf of the proposed Fort Hamilton Parkway rezoning. Image credit: NYC.gov
Applicant seeks to build a six-story community facility for women’s health. On February 24, 2015 the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises approved an application by Fort Hamilton, LLC to rezone the north side of Fort Hamilton Parkway between 53rd Street and 55th Street in Borough Park, Brooklyn. The application rezones the area from its current R5 to an R6 district with a C1-3 overlay, and is intended to facilitate construction of a six-story women’s wellness center with partial ground floor retail. The application was approved by the City Planning Commission on January 7, 2015, following approvals from Brooklyn Community Board 12 and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the financing of 17,300 units of affordable housing. Image credit: Mayoral Photography Office
17,300 units of affordable housing were created or preserved in 2014. On January 15, 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio held a press conference to announce the financing of over 17,300 units of affordable housing during 2014. These units, 11,185 preserved and 6,191 of new construction, were financed as a part of the Mayor’s Housing New York plan to preserve and build 200,000 units of affordable housing by the end of Fiscal Year 2024. According to Mayor de Blasio, these units will be enough to provide housing for 42,000 New Yorkers.
The rowhouses of Chester Court get closer to designation as a historic district. Image credit: Brownstoner
Faux-Tudor 1915 development consisting of 18 buildings takes step toward designation. On November 25, 2014, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held a hearing on potential designation of Chester Court as a historic district. The proposed district comprises of 18 two-and-a-half story faux-Tudor dwellings built in 1914 and 1915 in two facing rows near Prospect Park’s eastern edge by developer Brighton Building Company. The buildings were designed by former Brooklyn Commissioner of Buildings Peter J. Collins, who was also the company’s president. Landmarks voted to add the district to its designation calendar on October 28. (read more…)
THE CENTER FOR NEW YORK CITY LAW BREAKFAST
NEW YORK CITY’S FIVE BOROUGH PRESIDENTS:
Eric Adams – Brooklyn
Gale Brewer – Manhattan
Leroy Comrie (Deputy) – Queens
Ruben Diaz Jr. – Bronx
James Oddo – Staten Island
in a panel discussion on
Pictured from left to right: Eric Adams, Gale Brewer, Leroy Comrie, Ruben Diaz Jr., James Oddo
On Friday February 7, 2014, the Center for New York City Law, Dean Anthony W. Crowell, and Professor Ross Sandler honored New York City’s five Borough Presidents in a panel discussion on borough priorities. Borough Presidents Eric Adams (Brooklyn), Gale Brewer (Manhattan), Ruben Diaz Jr. (Bronx), James Oddo (Staten Island), and Deputy Borough President Leroy Comrie (Queens) participated at the panel. The panel was moderated by Errol Louis of NY1.
The Center for New York City Law, Dean Anthony W. Crowell, and Professor Ross Sandler
Cordially invite you to a City Law Breakfast
Honoring New York City’s Five Borough Presidents
Panel discussion on
Errol Louis of NY1
Friday, February 7, 2014
New York Law School
185 West Broadway
(between Worth and Franklin Streets)
Second Floor Events Center
New York, NY 10013
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