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City Planning releases draft of Gowanus rezoning

January 30 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

New York’s Department of City Planning released a rezoning proposal for the Gowanus neighborhood on Wednesday that would establish more stringent standards for climate-resilient development; preserve a mix of commercial, light industrial and housing use for the area; and open up waterfront space, among other developments. The draft rezoning plan builds on the Gowanus Framework […]

Brooklyn nonprofit receives $24,000 from Whole Foods

January 28 | By Alex Wieckowski Brooklyn Daily Eagle

North Brooklyn Angels, a grassroots nonprofit organization that runs a mobile soup kitchen to feed the hungry, recently received a donation of more than $24,000 from Whole Foods. “It feels wonderful,” said Neil Sheehan, the board chairman of North Brooklyn Angels. “It’s a blessing to see neighbors enthusiastically taking time out of their days and […]

A car parked on Sackett Street. Photo courtesy of Katia Kelly, Pardon Me For Asking

Cars parked on the sidewalk spark Gowanus complaint

January 22 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Cars parked on the sidewalk are a frequent complaint for some Gowanus residents. A contributor to Pardon Me for Asking using the pseudonym J. Moccasin Walker recently counted 24 cars and trucks parked on the sidewalk at the same time on Union Street between Nevins Street and Fourth Avenue. “While there are a few technical […]