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New push to protect manufacturing districts from residential dev

July 19 | Mary Frost

A grassroots proposal for a new zoning model that could preserve manufacturing in districts where residential areas are becoming denser is gaining steam, with Borough President Eric Adams announcing support. The plan would require residential developments encroaching into manufacturing areas to include light industrial, community facility or artisan “maker” uses. Brooklyn Community Board 8, which […]

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Which books to read to learn about New York City, according to its press corps

July 19 | Noah Goldberg

There’s no better place to learn than Twitter. Just kidding. But in this case, Twitter helped. A Brooklyn Eagle reporter (me) asked for recommendations from the Twitterverse on books to read to understand modern New York — other than Robert Caro’s The Power Broker. And Twitter led us (me) to another land, somewhere far, far […]

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Closing Rikers: All the jails, all the demands

July 16 | David Brand and Noah Goldberg

The community boards have voted and the borough presidents have weighed in. The city’s plan to close Rikers Island jails by 2026 — by building four new borough-based facilities via an unprecedented land-use measure — now moves to a fall vote in front of the City Council. The city’s plan calls for building a new […]

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