NYCHA, HPD and HDC Celebrate Completion of Nearly 200 Units of Senior Housing in Bed-Stuy

On May 23, 2024, the New York City Housing Authority, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the New York City Housing Development Corporation celebrated the completion of the Atrium at Sumner project, a new eleven-story residence for seniors. The new building was constructed on underutilized land at the NYCHA Sumner Houses campus between Park and Myrtle Avenues in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. 

Landmarks Holds Public Hearing for Frederick Douglass Memorial Park in Staten Island

On May 21, 2024, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held a public hearing for the Frederick Douglass Memorial Park. The memorial park, located at 3201 Amboy Road in Staten Island, was created in the 1930s to provide a place for the city’s African American population to be buried with dignity and respect at a time where many cemeteries had separate entrances and less desired sections of cemeteries for people based on race. 

LPC Approves Outdoor Dining Program Permit Rules

On May 9, 2024, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved rule amendments dealing with sidewalk and roadway cafes. The changes follow the creation of the Dining Out NYC Program, the city’s permanent outdoor dining program, which allows for permanent removable sidewalk cafes year round and removable roadway cafes from April through November. While the outdoor dining program is operated by the city’s Department of Transportation, other city agencies like the Landmarks Preservation Commission have had to <Read More>