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Director of the New York City Department of City Planning and Chair of the City Planning Commission Marisa Lago. (NYC gov, Getty)

Gowanus rezoning on hold — for now

A state Supreme Court judge has temporarily halted the Gowanus rezoning proposal. The City Planning Commission can’t certify the rezoning application until after a hearing is held on Jan. 27, according to an order...

Gowanus rezoning on hold — for now
Open New York's Will Thomas and Kyle Dontoh (Photos via Getty; iStock: Open New York)

Outsiders for years, NYC yimbys move into mainstream

It was a Wednesday night in April 2019, and Will Thomas was outnumbered. Only two other members of pro-housing...

Outsiders for years, NYC yimbys move into mainstream
Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Gowanus Canal (Getty)

Gowanus infrastructure plan aims to mute rezoning foes

City planners have heard it all before — how new housing would overwhelm local schools, sewer pipes and subways....

Gowanus infrastructure plan aims to mute rezoning foes
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

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