New York Targets Affluent Neighborhoods in Push for Affordable Housing

Supporters say the plans help address New York’s housing crisis and help integrate the city’s neighborhoods. Opponents see more gentrification and giveaways for developers.

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Moving Back to Brooklyn and Upgrading

After a year in Florida with his parents, he missed New York and he needed a place big enough to launch a vegan cookie business.

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Why the Gowanus Canal Is a Litmus Test for NYC Development

The Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn is notorious for its century-old filth. Now that the cleanup of the waterway has begun, a thorny question emerges. Who gets to live there?

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The Return of the Foyer

The pandemic has prompted some builders to reconsider open plan apartments to include an entry space, a de facto “airlock” between the outside world and the rest of the apartment.

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Once the Gowanus Canal Is Rid of ‘Black Mayonnaise,’ Who Will Benefit?

Developers have promised affordable housing along Brooklyn’s toxic canal. But the rezoning could end up favoring luxury apartments.

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Toxic ‘Black Mayonnaise’ Seeps Into Gowanus Bay After Barge Accident

As Brooklyn residents voiced concern, the Environmental Protection Agency said it appeared little toxic material had been released into the bay.

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This Wrongly Convicted Man Spent 25 Thanksgivings in Prison

This holiday, he says he’s thankful. Are you?

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Getting ‘Black Mayonnaise’ Out of One of America’s Dirtiest Waterways

A long-awaited dredging of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, a Superfund site, has begun in earnest. It may not be finished for at least a decade.

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