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From left: City Council member Stephen Levin, Mayor Bill de Blasio,  Housing and Economic Development's Vicki Been and City Council member Brad Lander (Getty)

At last: Gowanus rezoning to begin in January

The long-awaited rezoning of Gowanus finally has a start date. New York City’s housing czar, Vicki Been, announced the...

At last: Gowanus rezoning to begin in January
Carroll Gardens and Flatbush in Brooklyn (Photos by Steven Pisano via Flickr; Mrbrklyn via Wikipedia; iStock)
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“Rare find,” real estate ads often say. But here’s something that truly is: data on home sale prices per...

Brooklyn’s most and least expensive neighborhoods
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
Avery Hall principal Brian Ezra and a rendering of 204 Fourth Avenue (Credit: Avery Hall and Startup Columbia)

Avery Hall pays $30M for Gowanus site

Avery Hall Investments has snapped up another property in Gowanus ahead of the neighborhood’s planned rezoning. The development firm founded by Brian Ezra and Avi Fisher paid $30 million to buy the development site...

Avery Hall pays $30M for Gowanus site
An aerial of 469 President Street, 473 President Street, 514 Union Street (Credit: Google Maps)

Avery Hall Investments buys Gowanus development site for $44M

Another builder is going big in Gowanus. Avery Hall Investments has purchased a development site in the evolving Brooklyn...

Avery Hall Investments buys Gowanus development site for $44M

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