BROOKLYN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 01
The final environmental impact statement released by the City Planning Commission on Friday June, 4th suggests that the commission will likely approve the Domino proposal. Critics argue that the city's report does not adequately consider calls for density reduction as requested by Community Board 1. The report does cover the proposal's impact on area transit, parks, and schools.
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The construction of two tunnels, known as Access to the Region's Core, may displace businesses and landowners in Midtown Manhattan. The project will connect New York and New Jersey, dropping passengers off below Macy's in Herald Square. Engineering studies have shown that the project may not be able to move forward without knocking down some of the buildings.
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BROOKLYN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 13
The Landmarks Preservation Commission has decided to not designate four Coney Island buildings as part of a historic district because the buildings have been "too significantly altered." Preservationists approached Coney Island developer, Joseph Sitt, about saving the buildings but could not change the developer's mind.
BROOKLYN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 06
On Saturday, the southern most section of Brooklyn Bridge Park-- Pier 6-- will open. The park's amenities include a bikeway, a dog run, and a playground.
Findings from a recently released report by the Citizens Budget Commission (CBC) shows that rent regulation has benefited New Yorkers of all income levels. The study finds that there are over 100,000 families living in rent regulated houses that have an annual income of more than $100,000. CBC calls for greater flexibility for rent deregulation.