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  • A rendering of Fortis's as-of-rights plan for the former LICH site in Cobble Hill

    A rendering of Fortis’ as-of-rights plan for the former LICH site in Cobble Hill

    Fortis Property Group is increasing pressure on Cobble Hill residents to accept its rezoning proposal, floating the idea that it could construct a massive new student dormitory on the former Long Island College Hospital site.

    The developer has proposed building a 260,000 square foot university housing facility on Amity and Hicks streets.

    The idea comes amid a raging dispute between Fortis and community representatives, who have resisting the developer’s plans for the site, which it bought for $240 million from SUNY last year. [more]

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    Gowanus Canal and Brad Lander

    Gowanus residents made a last-ditch effort at a public meeting last night to derail neighborhood rezoning that allows for luxury high-rise buildings.

    The meeting at P.S. 36 in Carroll Gardens was the final public hearing on “Bridging Gowanus,” a proposal to require major infrastructure investments before shiny new residential towers could rise. Representatives from Pratt Institute said many residents say they would be okay with some taller properties if the rezoning meets other goals. [more]

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    From the left: Gowanus Canal, Brad Lander and Nydia Velazquez

    Gowanus residents and officials are doing everything they can to prepare the neighborhood for major development. [more]

  • From left: Daniel Squadron, Joan Millman, Brad Lander, Stephen Levin and Carlos Menchaca

    From left: Daniel Squadron, Joan Millman, Brad Lander, Stephen Levin and Carlos Menchaca

    Elected officials on Wednesday asked State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and the attorney general to open separate reviews into aspects of the selection process leading up to SUNY’s sale of Long Island College Hospital to Fortis Property Group. [more]

  • From left: Kentile Floors sign and City Council member Brad Lander

    From left: Kentile Floors sign and City Council member Brad Lander

    Despite the news that the Kentile Floors sign will in fact come down, yesterday turned out to be a red-letter day for the red-lettered sign. [more]

  • 316 Kent Avenue

    316 Kent Avenue

    Two Trees’ Jed Walentas had crucial role in Domino Sugar Factory deal. Airbnb pilot program offers home cooked meals. Condos and rentals mingle in new Park Avenue South development. Read these stories and more after the jump.

  • From left: Bill de Blasio, Brad Lander and a rendering of Pier 6

    From left: Bill de Blasio, Daniel Squadron, Brad Lander and a rendering of Pier 6

    A league of lawmakers is pushing for Mayor Bill de Blasio to hit the brakes on two luxury residential buildings slated for Brooklyn Bridge Park. [more]

  • 1 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn

    1 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn

    UPDATED, 6:48 p.m., March 7: Elected officials in Brooklyn are steamed over the possibility that a home for seniors in Park Slope could soon be shuttered and converted into a condominium.

    Councilman Brad Lander, along with assembly members Joan Millman and James Brennan, issued a joint statement Thursday opposing a plan to close  Prospect Park Residence, a nine-story assisted living facility at 1 Prospect Park West in Park Slope. [more]

  • Fourth Avenue in Park Slope

    Fourth Avenue in Park Slope

    Park Slope community leaders and elected officials will meet tonight to discuss the state of Fourth Avenue, a still largely industrial stretch of road in the heavily-gentrified neighborhood. [more]

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  • From left: Brad Lander and 165-167 West Ninth Street

    Brad Lander, 165 West Ninth Street

    A push to get a men’s homeless shelter in a vacant Carroll Gardens building has residents in an uproar.

    Mayor Bloomberg, they say, is rushing to get the proposal, which would turn a 10-unit building at 165 West Ninth Street into a shelter for 170 adult men, pushed through before he leaves office. [more]

  • From left: Councilman Brad Lander and 506 6th Street

    From left: Council member Brad Lander and 506 6th Street

    Park Slope residents want New York Methodist Hospital’s expansion plans to be smaller in scope and include parking, City Council member Brad Lander, who represents the area, said in a letter to hospital officials. [more]

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  • From left: Brad Lander and Steven Spinola

    From left: Brad Lander and Steven Spinola

    The co-chair of the City Council’s Progressive Caucus is looking to limit the real estate industry’s ability to influence political campaigns. The council should look to close the so-called “LLC loophole” in state campaign finance law that allows limited liability corporations to give up to $150,000 to entities such as Jobs For New York, the political action committee backed by the influential Real Estate Board of New York, according to a memo from Councilperson Brad Lander. [more]

  • Gowanus Canal

    Several City Council members are not happy with the repeated flooding of the Gowanus Canal, and they are hoping that a study of the effects will be conducted before new developments move forward. [more]

  • Council Member Brad Lander and LPC Chair Robert Tierney

    City Council member Brad Lander has called out the Landmarks Preservation Commission, chastising it for not launching a new website that would to bring transparency to its selection process, Crain’s reported.

    The website has been under discussion for more than three years and would include a list of proposed landmarks and where the properties stand in their review. [more]

  • A rendering of the project at 363-365 Bond Street

    Councilman Brad Lander is urging developer the Lightstone Group to drop their plan to build a 170-unit mixed-use project on the Gowanus Canal, after the area flooded during Hurricane Sandy, Park Slope Patch reported.

    In an open letter written to the Lightstone Group CEO David Lichtenstein released yesterday, the councilman stated: “It would be a serious mistake for you to proceed as though nothing had happened, without reconsidering or altering your plans, and putting over 1,000 new residents in harm’s way the next time an event of this magnitude occurs.” [more]

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    Council member Brad Lander
    Several Brooklyn council members are each reserving more than $1 million to finance resident-selected projects in their districts. According to the Brooklyn Paper, more than 100 people attended a meeting to pitch ideas to City Council member Brad Lander on how Park Slope should use the funds last week at the Old First Reformed Church.

    Lander wants to use the money for new construction projects or to renovate existing infrastructure, he said.

    The owner of a rundown building at the corner of Seventh Avenue and 2nd Street that once housed the Landmark Pub, with an address of 187 Seventh Avenue, wants the district to give her the money to renovate the structure into an art gallery.

  • Local officials and residents are riled over a plan to operate an elite public school set to open inside a crumbling educational facility in Park Slope, which houses three existing troubled high schools. The school, Millennium Brooklyn, has raised hackles in the community, inciting claims of racism and discrimination against the schools inside the John Jay High School building, according to the Brooklyn Paper. Among the biggest complaints opponents have is an allotted $35,000 in extra funding to Millennium for computers and other equipment, according to local City Council member Brad Lander. … [more]

  • A pair of New York lawmakers is expected to announce proposals today that would pile on the pressure for lenders to dole out mortgage modifications quickly to underwater homeowners, the Wall Street Journal reported. Among the legislative measures that State Sen. Jeff Klein and Brooklyn City Council member Brad Lander are set to announce is a $100-a-day fine for banks that fail to maintain foreclosed properties. They’re also proposing that lenders be required to post a bond for each property in their portfolio that is vacant due to foreclosure. While New York City is second in the country in mortgage modification activity, only 6.1 percent of eligible borrowers here have actually received modifications through the federal government’s Making Home Affordable loan modification program. “Lending insittutions aren’t taking this seriously enough,” Klein said. He hopes the new requirements would act as a foreclosure deterrent that would make banks “more willing to modify mortgages and keep people in their homes.” [WSJ]


  • Brooklyn stalled construction map debuts

    February 10, 2010 06:22PM

    A portion of the map

    City Council member Brad Lander has launched an interactive map tracking stalled construction sites in his district, which comprises portions of southwestern Brooklyn, including Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Gowanus and Windsor Terrace, according to Brownstoner. The map includes demarcations for vacant development sites, existing building conversions with stop-work orders, stalled construction sites and those vacant buildings that are in so-called “derelict condition.” The survey found that a total of 39 sites had applied for demolition or construction permits, before halting progress for an extended period of time. The Real Deal’s 2010 Data Book, now available for purchase, also includes a list of stalled construction sites in New York City. TRD