Monthly Archives: October 2005

Public Hearing for 22 CP

Public Hearing: Thursday, Nov. 10th at 6:30 pm at the Int’l Baptist Church, Caton Pl / CIA (enter on Caton Pl, through garden). ULURP hearing for 22 Caton Pl. upzoning.

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Interior lots are being squeezed! An overview.

This map shows how the developments in the area are slowly starting to tip the balance from the low-rise (yellow) lots to the high-rise (red). This is coming from all sides. The interior lots along E. 8th and Kermit Place … Continue reading

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New Units to Increase Density of area by 30-45%

This is a density overview of the immediate area. The new construction in this small area will contribute 166 new housing units bringing a 30% population increase to the area. This only includes the 2 new buildings that are certain … Continue reading

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701-711 Caton Avenue

This is an empty lot that runs the length of the block between E.7th and E.8th Streets fronting Caton Ave.  It is zoned R6 and is being used for construction equipment storage and landscaping / tree storage. It was once … Continue reading

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346 Coney Island Avenue

Here is a rendering of the 59 unit building nearing completion on Coney Island Avenue. This building was approved by the Board of Standards and Appeals for a variance to build residential (and very bulky) in a commercial district. The … Continue reading

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Sale of a Stable Threatens What Passes for a Pasture in Brooklyn

New York Times: April 20, 2005 By KAREEM FAHIM The Kensington Stables shelter a quiet, rustic Brooklyn intersection from the rumbling traffic a block away on the Ocean Parkway, from the stampede of development beyond it, and in some ways, … Continue reading

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Daily News: High-rise plan rocks stables

BY DEBORAH KOLBEN DAILY NEWS WRITER http://www.nydailynews.com/boroughs/story/310081p-265328c.html Naaaay! And that’s straight from the horses’ mouths. Thirteen horses were evicted from their century-old home this month by a condo developer who plans to knock it down and put a high-end high-rise … Continue reading

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Building and Zoning Information

  Find out almost anything on Oasis Map This is a fantastic and easy to use mapping program that gives enormous detail about the city:  http://www.oasisnyc.net/ Look up a Building Department of Buildings This is where you can search for … Continue reading

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Contact information for local officials

  Community Board 7 Community Board 7 is located at 4201 4th Avenue in Sunset Park, tel. 718-854-0003, email: communityboard7@yahoo.com. CB7’s Chairperson is Randolph Peers, District Manager is Jeremy Laufer. Board meetings are on the third Wednesday of each month … Continue reading

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Brownstoner.com: More De-Stablization in Brooklyn

http://brownstoner.com/brownstoner/archives/2005/05/more_destabliza_1.html It’s not a good week to be a stable. Or someone who lives next to one for that matter. Alongside its report on the demise of the Bond Street stable, this week’s edition of Brooklyn Papers highlights the “enraged” … Continue reading

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