Demystifying Landmarks: A Panel Discussion at Brooklyn Historical Society

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You own a brownstone or live in a landmarked district, but what happens when you want to make a repair or change? Learn about what the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission does, what your neighborhood association can do, the research resources Brooklyn Historical Society can provide, and your neighbors’ experiences. Panelists include Tom van den Bout, architect and former Brooklyn Heights Association President, William Neeley, Jr., Deputy Director of Preservation at NYC Landmarks, Elizabeth Call, Head of Reference and User Services at BHS, as well Prospect Heights homeowner Leslie Feder and a local building manager. This panel will give attendees practical tips on how to navigate a construction or renovation project through the Landmarks approval process.

$5/Free for BHS Members
Reserve tickets

Date: Tue, Apr 29
Time: 6:30pm

Place:
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Affordable Housing at Atlantic Yards

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On November 15, thirteen elected officials representing residents of communities near Forest City Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project came together to demand a new agreement for affordable housing at the site as a condition approving Forest City’s proposed sale of a majority interest in the plan to a foreign developer.

The representatives called for a court-ordered study of alternatives to be completed to make sure Brooklynites and the people of New York State get the best deal possible for their tax dollars. And they called for representative oversight of the project going forward to make sure this time promises are kept.

Now it’s your turn. Sign this online petition to speak up with more than a dozen local elected officials in demanding Governor Cuomo not allow Forest City to take its money out of Atlantic Yards without real guarantees that the promises it made for hundreds of millions in public subsidies will be kept.

SIGN THE PETITION

Dear Governor Cuomo:

Forest City Ratner promised the people of Brooklyn 2,250 affordable apartments at the Atlantic Yards project in exchange for hundreds of millions in public subsidies. Then it pushed back completing that housing for 25 years. Now Forest City wants to pull its money out of the project by selling a majority interest to a foreign developer.

That’s an outrage to thousands of families in danger of displacement, and it’s a raw deal for the taxpayers of New York State.

Brooklyn’s elected officials have said the State should allow the sale only if there are new guarantees for affordable housing to be delivered when originally promised and appropriate oversight to make sure they’re enforced. I agree, and call on you to direct the Empire State Development Corporation not to let the deal move forward until those conditions are met.

Meeting on First Residential Building at Atlantic Yards

The EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT in conjunction with BROOKLYN COMMUNITY BOARDS 2, 6 & 8  invite you to an informational meeting on the design of “B2″, the first residential building at Atlantic Yards, which will be 50% affordable. Representatives of the developer will make a presentation and answer questions.

Thursday, November 29, 2012
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Brooklyn Borough Hall – Courtroom
209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn

For more information contact Arana Hankin, Director, Atlantic Yards Project at AtlanticYards@esd.ny.gov.

Please note: This meeting will present the design for the new building, no applications will be taken for the affordable housing.

1 low-income apartment available

Community Counseling and Mediation (CCM), Georgia’s Place, located at 961 Prospect Place (at Bedford Avenue), has one low-income apartment available for an individual whose income falls between the range of $24,800 to 33,660 annually. CCM has been trying to find an occupant for the apartment since January 2012 to no avail. If you or anyone you know is in need of permanent, stable, and affordable housing, please contact CCM at 718-802-0666.

Town Hall Meeting on Tenants’ Rights and Housing Affordability

Calling tenants from Brooklyn and Queens:

  • Are you tired of soaring rents?
  • Is your community facing the pressures of gentrification?
  • Do you believe tenants need stronger protections NOW?
Come to a town hall meeting on tenants’ rights and housing affordability. Dinner will be provided.

Wednesday, May 23, 6PM
Lafayette Presbyterian, 85 S. Oxford St.

 

 

Foreclosure Help

Are you facing FORECLOSURE?

Do you need FREE LEGAL HELP?

NYLAG WILL BE BRINGING ITS FREE MOBILE LEGAL CLINIC TO:
CHCMC (256 KINGSTON AVE.)
WEDNESDAY, May 16th
10 AM – 2 PM

CALL 718-773-6886 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
OR COME BY OUR OFFICE:
CROWN HEIGHTS COMMUNITY MEDIATION CENTER
256 KINGSTON AVE (BTW LINCOLN & ST JOHNS)

Please print out this flyer to post in the community

 

Tenants & Neighbors Coalition General Membership Meeting

Tenants & Neighbors Coalition General Membership Meeting
2011 general membership meeting details:
Saturday, November 12
10AM- 5PM
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
281 Park Avenue South
Manhattan

Please mark your calendars and plan to join T&N for this annual event. RSVP to: mserrano@tandn.org or 212-608-4320 ext. 314.

About Tenants & Neighbors

Tenants & Neighbors is a grassroots organization that harnesses tenant power to preserve at-risk affordable housing and to strengthen and expand tenants’ rights in New York State. Through organizing, education, leadership development, and grassroots mobilization, Tenants & Neighbors is building a strong and unified tenant movement that has the knowledge and power to affect real change.