Scientists used to think ‘food deserts’ were linked to severe health risks, like obesity. But it turned out the existence of food swamps more accurately predicts obesity rates.
Residents want to ensure the development around Broadway Junction results in good jobs and amenities for local residents without exacerbating displacement.
The city says it’s committed to maximizing the creation of affordable housing in East New York, but local advocates wonder whether its efforts are sufficient.
The Center for NYC Neighborhoods looked at factors increasing the vulnerability of East New York homeowners to displacement—and tracked where they go if they lose their homes.
Inez Barron and her husband switched seats in the city and state legislatures ahead of the de Blasio administration’s push to engineer its first neighborhood-wide rezoning in East New York.
As the city predicted when the area was rezoned, most building going on now is for rent-regulated or ‘affordable housing.’ But there are signs that private movers and shakers are starting to shake and move.
Long-neglected Broadway Junction may finally get a makeover, but many details of the potential revitalization remain undetermined.
The Brooklyn Democrat says it’s ‘too early to say’ that the 2016 rezoning has improved life for low- and moderate-income East New Yorkers but believes the city’s investments will make a difference.