For 20 years, community groups and the city wrestled over the Kingsbridge Armory. The latest and most likely proposal includes a landmark community benefits deal that could be a national model.
Newly signed legislation will correct a blind-spot in the NYPD’s crime-report transparency, one we reported on last year.
Responding to the shelter surge, the city has placed homeless families in clusters of apartments in private buildings. The pricey program might undermine rent stabilization.
While it regularly publishes precinct crime statistics, the NYPD largely refuses to release data on crime at the level of smaller patrol sectors. It’s unclear if Council Speaker Christine Quinn will allow action on a bill to require more disclosure.
Brooklynites who fought against the Atlantic Yards development shared lessons they learned with Bronx residents who are resisting a different city-subsidized development deal.