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The city Department of Transportation plans to create dedicated bus lanes on Church Avenue. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Church Avenue no-parking plan riles up Flatbush temple members

July 31 | Lore Croghan

Anger erupted over parking issues related to the creation of dedicated bus lanes on Church Avenue in Flatbush at a public forum on Tuesday night. Members of Beth Shalom v’Emeth Reform Temple, or B’ShERT, said city Department of Transportation officials didn’t take their needs into consideration when making the plan, which calls for the elimination […]

Here’s a view of the historic Flatbush Presbyterian Church from the corner of East 23rd Street and Foster Avenue. Photo courtesy of Respect Brooklyn

Landmark this church before it’s too late, Flatbush group urges

July 23 | Lore Croghan

A neighborhood group is running an email campaign and a petition drive to protect recently sold Flatbush Presbyterian Church from the wrecking ball. The group, called Respect Brooklyn, is asking people to message Landmarks Preservation Commission Chairperson Sarah Carroll, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and City Councilmember Mathieu Eugene, who represents the area, and ask […]

At 1542 New York Avenue, a six-story apartment building towers over the smaller Victorian homes that are characteristic of the block. Photo courtesy of Richard Strauss

East Flatbush rezoning stalled more than 10 years ago. Is it time for another push?

July 16 | Victor Porcelli

On a single street in East Flatbush, there are eight apartment buildings either recently completed or currently under construction, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the neighborhood’s signature early 20th-century Victorian houses. Construction sites crowd New York Avenue, a two-way street that is now a hotspot for new development. Some local residents reported having construction work invade their […]

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