gentrification

Protesters Say ‘Loophole’ Allows Unlawful Increases for Low-Income, Rent Stabilized Tenants

standard Protesters Say ‘Loophole’ Allows Unlawful Increases for Low-Income, Rent Stabilized Tenants

Scores of residents and concerned housing advocates rallied in front of a Schenectady Avenue apartment building Saturday morning to demand protections for low-income tenants who fear they will soon be victims of illegal rent increases due to what they say a loophole in the law. Some 62 low-income families […]

Education Advocates Rally to Save Bushwick Early Learning Center

standard Education Advocates Rally to Save Bushwick Early Learning Center

Elected officials and community leaders called on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration to thwart the eviction of a vital Bushwick early learning center Friday morning. The looming ouster of the center is the result of a number of baffling procedural and paperwork errors by the city, and as […]

Brooklynites' Greatest Hopes and Concerns Detailed in New Study

standard Brooklynites’ Greatest Hopes and Concerns Detailed in New Study

Economic Inequality, Juvenile Justice Issues, Needs of Rising Immigrant Populations A new report curating six-months of interviews with everyday Brooklynites portrays residents’ varied hopes and concerns, spotlighting a range of issues from income inequality to rising immigrant populations to inequities in the criminal and juvenile justice […]

Dwayne Nicholson, CB9's new President, tried to calm the audience while Police Officers and District Manager Pearl Miles (seated) look on (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard CB9: Chaos and Cacophony Leave Empire Blvd. Vulnerable and Its Fate Uncertain

A  meeting of Community Board 9 Tuesday evening was rife with acrimony and disorder, interrupted by frequent shouting and protests by the general public concerning the fate of Empire Boulevard, a wide thoroughfare on the border of Crown Heights from Prospect-Lefferts Gardens that remains in a […]

Photo by Matthew Taub

standard On a Range of New Developments, Legal Protections Leave Critics Wanting

Across several neighborhoods, critics of unfettered development are finding that a range of legal protections once trusted to thwart outsized construction cannot necessarily be relied upon. Community groups and preservationists are retooling where they can, holding demonstrations, filing additional lawsuits and perfecting appeals. But in other […]