Brooklyn Today March 11: Brooklyn Today: Should SHSAT be scrapped?
Happy Monday! Few bits of bureaucratic jargon are as ubiquitous in New York City reporting as ULURP. We hear it everywhere: in community board meetings, city hearings and from the mouths of developers. The word is brought up with the BQX streetcar, with rezonings and with planned high-rises. It stands for Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, but what does that really mean? Look no further.
CHANCELLOR DEFENDS PLAN TO SCRAP ELITE SCHOOL TEST
“The notion that you can only receive a quality education at a specialized high school is false,” Richard Carranza said at a town hall in Bensonhurst.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ULURP
What’s ULURP stand for? Who’s got decision-making power for ULURP applications? How can you get involved in a ULURP project? We’ve got answers.
OPINION: PRESERVATION ISN'T JUST FOR ‘OLD’ BUILDINGS
“To lose this building is to lose the opportunity to physically encounter history,” Simeon Bankoff said of 200 Montague St.
3 MEN WANTED FOR STRING OF 18 ROBBERIES IN BROOKLYN, QUEENS
The NYPD is seeking information on three men who allegedly stole more than $39,500from ATMs and registers.
More Brooklyn News
A Georgian restaurant in Sheepshead Bay serving dumplings with “thick, memory-foam-squishy skin” is all the rage right now. (NYT)
A man — with no affiliation to the MTA — tries to clean the High Street subway platform on his hands and knees. (Gothamist)
Dog owners are up in arms over a crackdown on off-leash walking in Carroll Park. (Brooklyn Paper)
“The Coffin Business Is Booming in Central America Due to Gang Violence” (Bloomberg)
From Crown Heights to Cobble Hill, here are Brooklyn’s 13 must-try restaurants this month. (Eater)
Four statues of women will be erected across the city to supplement Shirley Chisholm’s monument in Prospect Park. But, that’s still not enough — here are 9 other females who deserve to be commemorated. (NYT)
Presidential candidate and Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to break up America’s largest tech companies like Amazon, Facebook and Google. (CNN)
⌛ ON THIS DAY:
In 1846, the Eagle reported, “Williamsburgh … Our neighbors of this pretty village intend soon to call a convention of the people, to amend their charter so that the village may be created into a city … the same as in New York and Brooklyn.”
Natalie Portman graces the April cover of Marie Claire France.
👑 ROYAL WATCH:
“The 87-Year-Old Whose Royal Family Ledgers Fuel Tabloid Feeding Frenzies” (NYT)
Nets General Manager Sean Marks puts his Newport Beach, California, house up for sale. (LA Times)