Brownsville and East New York Economic Summit

April 28, 2018 10:00am

Churches United for Worldwide Action Inc., and The Homeowners Association Inc. will host the “2018 Brownsville/East New York Economic Summit” to discuss the local economy, the retirement crisis, community land trusts, and more. Greater New Beginning Baptist Church, 303 East 98th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11212. For more information, call Albert Scott at 516-589-9634.

Councilmember Rodriguez Hosts Meeting on Inwood Rezoning

April 29, 2018 2:30pm

Councilmmember Ydanis Rodriguez will hold a forum called “The State of Development in Northern Manhattan, Inwood Rezoning” to discuss his vision for the rezoning from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Manhattan Bible Church, 3816 9th Avenue. Community Board 12, the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation, Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights, the Washington Heights 181st Street BID and multiple others are listed as participants.

East New York Lobbies Albany For Flip Tax

April 30, 2018 6:30am

The Coalition for Community Advancement: Progress for East New York/Cypress Hills is holding a lobby day in Albany in support of legislation that would require a flip tax on investors who buy and sell homes within 1-2 years. The lobby day will take place on April 30th, from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm: bus leaves at 6:30 a.m. from 137 Jamaica Avenue. RSVP to or 917-893-8801 ext. 201.

What is ULURP? Toolkit Launch

May 03, 2018 6:00pm

The Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) is the process through which a rezoning is approved or disproved. The Center for Urban Pedagogy is releasing “What is ULURP?”, a visual and interactive workshop tool that “helps communities break down the jargon around land use and development issues to foster real public participation.” There will be an official launch party on May 3rd, 6-8 pm at 396 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn and a series of free workshops for neighborhood advocates held at the same location from May 2nd to 5th at various times. Sign up for a free workshop here.

Rezoning and Gentrification: a BAN Educational Forum

May 09, 2018 6:30pm

The Brooklyn Anti-gentrification Network, Equality for Flatbush, and Movement to Protect the People host a forum at MT. Zion Church of God (7th Day) 203 East 37th Street, Brooklyn, NY, to discuss “All the things the city won’t tell you about rezoning.” Speakers from Bushwick, East Harlem, Flatbush, Crown Heights will discuss rezoning precedents and how to protect residents from developers. More information here.

Ydanis Rodriguez Holds Affordable Housing March

May 13, 2018 2:00pm

Councilmember Rodriguez, along with Borough President Gale Brewer and Community Board 12, will host an Affordable Housing March at 2 p.m. on mother’s day–Sunday, March 13.