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Stringer criticizes de Blasio affordable housing plan

Charging that “a one-size-fits-all approach” to rezoning doesn’t work in a complicated, diverse metropolis like New York, New York City Comptroller Scott Stinger criticized Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ambitious and controversial affordable housing plan. … Full Article
 

Yungman Lee mounts primary challenge to Velazquez

Yungman Lee, a lawyer and banker, announced on Dec. 2 that he will run against longtime U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez in the Democratic Primary in June, and predicted that he will topple the 12-term incumbent. … Full Article
 

Feed Me! Eye candy of all sorts on the south end of Williamsburg's Bedford Avenue

The pancakes drizzled with melted Belgian chocolate clinched it for us. The south end of Billyburg's Bedford Avenue has won us over. … Full Article
 

Feed Me! Construction continues at Williamsburg's Whole Foods as clothing stores open in its building

Until Whole Foods arrives, shopaholics can stay busy buying trendy Dutch clothing. … Full Article
 
 

Red Hook’s working waterfront, home to boats … and goats

Red Hook’s GBX-Gowanus Bay Terminal is about as industrial a setting you’ll find in New York City’s urban environment. The terminal is home to deep water marine docks, fuel companies, slag and scrap metal processors, a shipping depot -- and goats. … Full Article
 

DUMBO neighborhood group slams P.S. 8, P.S. 307 rezoning plan

A community group in DUMBO says it is angry that it was not consulted before the city submitted its final proposal to rezone P.S. 8 in Brooklyn Heights and P.S. 307 in Vinegar Hill. The city’s Department of Education (DOE) presented its final rezoning plan on Nov. 23. … Full Article
 

Lentol says HEAP provides help to homeowners in winter

Winter isn’t here yet, but it pays to think ahead, Assemblymember Joseph Lentol said. … Full Article
 

HeartShare starts toy drive for kids in its care

HeartShare Human Services of New York, which provides educational and recreational programs for children and developmentally disabled adults, is holding a toy and gift drive to benefit the kids and adults in its care.  … Full Article
 

Friends of Hope Ballfield to be honored at reception

The thousands of volunteers who clean and maintain the city’s parks are a valuable asset to New York, according to the organization Partnerships for Parks, which will be handing out awards to several groups in a ceremony on Dec. 2. … Full Article
 

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