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New York City Council member Brad Lander (Getty)

Brad Lander calls for city to use land banks

New York City Council member Brad Lander thinks the city should take over distressed properties in order to prevent...

Brad Lander calls for city to use land banks
Brad Lander, Bill de Blasio and Gowanus (Getty)

Group launches campaign to save Gowanus rezoning

The city’s Gowanus rezoning may be on life support, but one pro-development group is working to revive it. Open...

Group launches campaign to save Gowanus rezoning
Council member Brad Lander and Gowanus (Credit: Lander by Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images, Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Will Gowanus be the next botched rezoning?

Determined to avoid the divisive controversies that plague neighborhood rezonings, Brad Lander has spent years trying to build consensus for what Gowanus should become. Mayor Bill de Blasio, who preceded Lander as the area’s...

Will Gowanus be the next botched rezoning?
Stephen Levin, Brad Lander, 187 and 195 Hoyt Street (Credit: Google Maps, iStock)

Pols ponder NYCHA air rights sale for Gowanus

Developers already see a major opportunity in Gowanus: a gentrifying, underbuilt area with good subway access. Letting local NYCHA...

Pols ponder NYCHA air rights sale for Gowanus
At the desk of: Brad Lander

At the desk of: Brad Lander

City Council member Brad Lander’s Brooklyn office is squeezed between a sleek fitness studio and a pharmacy stocked with everything from remote-controlled helicopters to baby clothes. But the home base of District 39’s elected...

At the desk of: Brad Lander
At the desk of: Brad Lander

At the desk of: Brad Lander

City Council member Brad Lander’s Brooklyn office is squeezed between a sleek fitness studio and a pharmacy stocked with everything from remote-controlled helicopters to baby clothes. But the home base of District 39’s elected...

At the desk of: Brad Lander
Don’t worry, be happy about Gowanus rezoning, councilman says

Don’t worry, be happy about Gowanus rezoning, councilman says

Rezoning efforts in New York tend to be met with protests and complaints, but Gowanus council member Brad Lander...

Don’t worry, be happy about Gowanus rezoning, councilman says
Why Brad Lander is furious at a Carroll Gardens developer

Why Brad Lander is furious at a Carroll Gardens developer

The city’s mandatory inclusionary housing policy is causing yet another wrangle between influential Brooklyn council member Brad Lander and...

Why Brad Lander is furious at a Carroll Gardens developer
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Fortis ups ante with student housing plan for LICH site

Fortis Property Group is increasing pressure on Cobble Hill residents to accept its rezoning proposal, floating the idea that...

Fortis ups ante with student housing plan for LICH site
Gowanus residents warn: Rezoning will lead to luxe high-rises

Gowanus residents warn: Rezoning will lead to luxe high-rises

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

Gowanus residents warn: Rezoning will lead to luxe high-rises

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