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Highlights from City Limits

Pedestrian Injuries Rise in Bushwick, Where Safety Features are Few
An upcoming rezoning has some worried that more residents will clog up the roads in cars and bikes, contributing to more crashes and pedestrian deaths. Read more.

Does Gentrification Mean More Garbage, in Bushwick and Beyond?
Activists in Bushwick think the increasing popularity of the area is leading to more litter. Read more.

In Bushwick, the Quietest Superfund Site in the City Awaits a Makeover
Unlike the Gowanus Canal or Newtown Creek, two other Superfund sites in the city, there has been little advocacy or controversy around the site on Irving Avenue. Read more.

The Battle of the Boobie Trap: Retail Tensions in Bushwick
Bushwick feels like it’s changing by the minute, and storefronts that seem to herald demographic change are a point of increasing friction. Read more.<

You asked. We answered.

A reader named Heidi used our Need to Know tool to ask: “Is there a limit on the time an adjacent property owner can bring a law suit against a ULURP project that has been certified and approved?

Paula Z. Segal, a senior staff attorney in the Equitable Neighborhoods Practice at TakeRoot Justice help us find the answer: “Any agency determination (like the City Council vote at the end of ULURP) can be challenged for four months in court under the Article 78 section of New York’s court rules. To bring a challenger, one needs to show the court that there is a direct impact on you; an adjacent property owner should have no trouble with that.”

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From Around the City: 

Public-housing residents laid years’ worth of complaints about deteriorating conditions before federal monitor Bart Schwartz at a meeting on Tuesday, NY1 reports.

A report by the Center for American Progress found that homelessness and climate change are linked, primarily because climate-related disasters reduce housing supplies, Fast Company reported.

The city broke ground on a tech training center in Union Square opposed by preservationists who wanted stricter limits on development in the neighborhood, AMNY reported.

Mayor de Blasio received mortgages from a bank launched and operated by the brother of two landlords who sold 17 buildings to the city earlier this year in a controversial deal, the Daily News reported.

For Your Calendar: 

  • City Planning Commission: Review Session
    Monday, August 12, 2019, 1:00 PM
    120 Broadway (Concourse level), New York, NY, 10271
  • Landmarks Preservation Commission Public Hearing and Meeting
    Tuesday, August 13, 2019,  9:30 AM
    One Center Street, 9th Floor, David N. Dinkins Manhattan Municipal Building , New York, NY 10007
  • City Planning Commission: Public Meeting
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 10:00 AM
    120 Broadway (Concourse level), New York, NY, 10271

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