Hudson Companies plans to build a 36-story residential tower on the current Brooklyn Heights Library site at 280 Cadman Plaza West. Rendering courtesy of Marvel Architects

On Monday, the City Planning Commission approved 6 to 0, with two abstentions, the controversial $52 million Brooklyn Heights Library project. The planned development has provoked a chorus of impassioned objections over concerns of overcrowded Heights schools, the shrinkage of library space and the off-siting of the affordable housing component, but was approved by Community Read More →

Councilmember Stephen Levin has increased funding for Participatory Budgeting in District 33, which includes Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill. Photo by Mary Frost

How would you spend $1.5 million? Residents of Councilmember Stephen Levin’s District 33 (Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill) will be able to decide which capital projects in their district will receive a piece of $1.5 million this year through the Participatory Budgeting process. In past Participatory Budgeting cycles Councilmember Levin set aside roughly $1 million Read More →