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A lawsuit concerning the upzoning of 80 Flatbush Ave. has been settled. Rendering by Alloy Development/Luxigon

Lawsuit against 80 Flatbush reaches settlement, demolition underway

September 16 | Lore Croghan

A legal challenge to Boerum Hill’s 80 Flatbush Ave. high-rise development has ended. The 400 & 500 State Street Block Association and several members of its steering committee settled a lawsuit against Alloy Development and the New York City Educational Construction Fund. The settlement “fully resolves the dispute,” says a Sept. 13 letter to Manhattan […]

Jail officials deny accusations of ‘secret’ transfers to Rikers from Brooklyn

September 13 | Noah Goldberg

Activists accused the city’s Department of Correction Friday of secretly moving detainees from the Brooklyn Detention Complex to the jail complex on Rikers Island “in order to fast track building new jails.” But in a letter sent by top DOC officials to the staff at the Boerum Hill facility, obtained by the Brooklyn Eagle, the […]

Brooklyn councilmember questions city officials on jail plan

September 5 | Noah Goldberg

Brooklyn Councilmember Stephen Levin asked Department of Corrections officials about parking, building density and an alternative to demolishing the current Boerum Hill jail during the City Council’s only public hearing on the mayor’s borough-based jail plan Thursday. The meeting marked the final opportunity to explore changes to the city-led proposal, part of the effort to […]

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