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Several “underdeveloped areas” of Brooklyn can be used to build affordable housing – including municipal parking lots in Brighton Beach, Bensonhurst, and Midwood – according to a new report by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. The parking lots, like one facing the Riegelmann Boardwalk between Brighton 2nd Street and Brighton 4th Street, can be sold to create approximately 2,000 affordable housing units,…

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Fifteen months since Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc in Brooklyn’s coastal neighborhoods, the city’s response has been a far cry from awe-inspiring. Sure, the numbers are staggering: $60 billion in Congressional aid to the region; $5.2 billion distributed; dozens of agencies, and a stack of recovery-related legislation with a word count yet to be assessed. There’s…

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The following was sent to us from NYC Build it Back, which assists Superstorm Sandy-impacted homeowners, landlords and renters restore their homes and get their lives back to normal: NYC Build it Back has selected a developer to help Brooklyn rebuild from Hurricane Sandy, stronger and safer — and we need your participation. If you register…

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Five candidates vying for seats in two different Southern Brooklyn City Council districts participated in a heated debate on Sunday, focusing on reforming co-op laws to benefit as many as one million New York City residents of co-ops. All candidates expressed support for a shareholder’s bill of rights, which would grant new protections from potentially…

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The following is a press release sent yesterday from the offices of City Councilman Domenic Recchia: The City Council passed legislation today renewing and improving upon the J-51 tax abatement and exemption program. Sponsored by Council Member Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Chair of the City Council’s Finance Committee, the legislation builds upon the State Assembly’s…

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