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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
Clockwise from left: 532-542 Union Street and 232 Third Avenue in Gowanus, Tavros' Colin Rankowitz and Avery Hall's Brian Ezra (Credit: Terra CRG, Tavros, Avery Hall)

Gowanus gold rush: Avery Hall, Tavros, Charney buy sites for $55M

Avery Hall Investments is doubling down on its Gowanus bets with another major purchase. The firm struck up an...

Gowanus gold rush: Avery Hall, Tavros, Charney buy sites for $55M
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
Avery Hall to city: In exchange for 50K sf, we’ll improve a Gowanus subway station

Avery Hall to city: In exchange for 50K sf, we’ll improve a Gowanus subway station

Avery Hall Investments wants to improve public transportation in Gowanus. But it needs something in return — specifically, the...

Avery Hall to city: In exchange for 50K sf, we’ll improve a Gowanus subway station
Sam Boymelgreen and 255 Butler Street (Credit: Google Maps)

Sam Boymelgreen wants to turn a Gowanus printing plant into an office building

Sam Boymelgreen is the latest developer to bet that Brooklyn office market will finally take off. Boymelgreen, the son...

Sam Boymelgreen wants to turn a Gowanus printing plant into an office building
Knotel planned to build in Gowanus. But now the site is hitting the market for $43M

Knotel planned to build in Gowanus. But now the site is hitting the market for $43M

A trio of adjacent sites in Gowanus was supposed to be the home of Knotel’s first ground-up development in...

Knotel planned to build in Gowanus. But now the site is hitting the market for $43M
Rabsky Group buying Gowanus parcel from Yoel Goldman for $95M: sources

Rabsky Group buying Gowanus parcel from Yoel Goldman for $95M: sources

Yoel Goldman is in contract to sell a Gowanus development site for about $95 million to a partnership led...

Rabsky Group buying Gowanus parcel from Yoel Goldman for $95M: sources
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