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Two community groups, No New Jails NYC and Just Leadership USA, had an ongoing back and forth at the hearing about how the city should proceed in closing Rikers Island. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

Formerly incarcerated share harrowing experiences in support of Brooklyn jail expansion

April 12 | Noah Goldberg

The city held its first public hearing on the planned expansion of a Brooklyn jail Thursday night, with many community members giving emotional testimony about their own detention on Rikers Island and the moral imperative to shut down the scandal-ridden jail complex. The community hearing, which kicked off the jail’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure […]

This rendering shows what retail space at 809 Atlantic Ave. would look like. Rendering via the City Council

Bye bye Hot Bird, hello high rise

April 2 | Lore Croghan

Proposed rezoning measures for a high-rise development on the site of a popular Clinton Hill bar, Hot Bird, moved forward in the City Council on Tuesday. The Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises unanimously approved the rezoning for 809 Atlantic Ave., where Jeffrey Gershon’s Hope Street Capital plans to build a 29-story apartment tower. Part of […]

The cars will operate as a loop shuttle service connecting NYC Ferry passengers to the Cumberland Gate. Rendering courtesy of Optimus Ride

New York’s first commercial self-driving vehicles coming to Brooklyn Navy Yard

March 20 | Scott Enman

The first commercial self-driving vehicles in New York are coming to the Brooklyn Navy Yard this spring. The cars, provided by Optimus Ride, a Boston-based self-driving vehicle technology company, will operate as a loop shuttle service connecting NYC Ferry passengers to the Cumberland Gate at the intersection of Flushing Avenue and Cumberland Street. “The Navy […]