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Crown Heights »

VIDEO: Activist Arrested Amid Vote on Controversial Crown Heights Rezoning

CB9 pushed through the vote after police removed activist Alicia Boyd from Tuesday's meeting.

East New York »

Hundreds Rally in East New York for Community Input in City's Rezoning Plan

Groups are calling for a rezoning process that includes affordable housing and union jobs.

Crown Heights »

In Yearlong Crown Heights Rezoning Fight, Activists Earn Respect and Ire

Movement to Protect the People and its leader Alicia Boyd have effectively shut down Brooklyn's CB9.

Lower East Side »

Community Activists Rally Against 'Racist' Luxury Tower on LES Waterfront

Members of seven local groups called on the city to stop construction of Extell's new luxury tower.

Crown Heights »

Crown Heights Community Board Backs Land Use Changes for Manufacturing Zone

Brooklyn's CB8 approved a rezoning resolution to increase density and building heights on Thursday.

Greenwich Village »

De Blasio's Affordable Housing Plan Comes Under Fire at Hearing

The plan would allow developers to build taller in exchange for creating more affordable housing.

Crown Heights »

Invalid Vote on Crown Heights Rezoning Sends Debate Back to Committee Again

The controversial letter meant to start a rezoning study has been held up for months by Brooklyn's CB9.

Jackson Heights »

Advocates Not Given Enough Time to Weigh Zoning Reform Plan, They Say

The city proposal aims to make it easier for developers to build affordable units, the plan says.

Crown Heights »

Police Remove Protester from Crown Heights Rezoning Meeting Again

Activist Alicia Boyd shouted down members of Brooklyn Community Board 9's land use committee on Monday.

Chelsea »

City Council Caps Building Heights On Chelsea Block Near High Line

The council added a block of West 15th Street to a special zoning district.

Long Island City »

City to Study Queens Plaza for More Affordable Housing, Bigger Buildings

The study will look at opportunities for more residential construction, particularly affordable housing.

Crown Heights »

Crown Heights CB9 May Consider Changes to Controversial Rezoning Resolution

One board member plans to bring a vote Tuesday on a draft that includes a six-story height restriction.

Crown Heights »

MAP: Development Booming in Crown Heights and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

There are more than a dozen major construction projects underway or planned for the area.

Battery Park City »

How Downtown Will Weather the Next Major Storm

Residential buildings are trying to weather another possible hurricane with new flood-proofing tactics.

Crown Heights »

Vote to Rescind Crown Heights Rezoning Study Sparks Confusion

Critics of a plan to study rezoning on and near Empire Blvd. mistakenly thought the vote went their way.