During her tenure, Aviles, who became Chair of the City Council’s Committee on Public Housing in January 2022, began questioning NYCHA’s high vacancy and low turnover rates. Banks says he wants to scrutinize the authority’s new funding models.
Just six units remain occupied at the Arlington Village complex. Now, those who remain worry about what the owners’ plan to develop the site will mean for them. “What exists now won’t exist.”
‘In other states that have established a legal marijuana market, large corporations with significant capital make up the bulk of the market share while BIPOC communities have seen little, if any, economic benefit from legalization. New York can create a more racially and economically equitable path.’
The 33rd District stretches along Brooklyn’s East River waterfront, from Greenpoint to Boerum Hill. It straddles an eclectic group of neighborhoods, including Brooklyn Heights, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and parts of Downtown Brooklyn, Williamsburg, and Gowanus.
Weeks ahead of the June 22 primary, some of the largest donations in the race have come from real estate developers, a City Limits analysis of campaign finance records found. The contributions come at a hotpoint for the quickly developing borough, a moment where anti-development sentiment remains high, and recent city zoning plans have drawn criticism.
Zach Iscol and Carlos Menchaca are part of the growing and diverse field hoping to win the June 2021 Democratic primary.
City Limits staff conducted an unscientific tally at locations across the city: Of the 1,339 New Yorkers we observed, just over 70 percent wore masks.
Will building up the city’s barge ports it really get big trucks off the interstates? Will it do so without putting more diesel trucks on Brooklyn streets?
Are defendants in Brooklyn getting a fairer shake thanks to the reforms already undertaken?
Kings County was center stage on Election Night 2018, helping to flip the State Senate and the U.S. House blue. What drove the electoral shift behind those results, and what will their impact be on the borough? We asked two veteran journalists.