421a – The Never-ending Wait & a Discussion with David Schwartz

Interview with David Schwartz of Slate Property Group about the state of new development and affordable housing opportunities in Brooklyn neighborhoods since the 421-a tax abatement program expired, given the program’s uncertain future. Despite talk of poor doors and impossible-to-win lotteries for too few spots,…

What Landmarking and My Daughter’s Sock Monkey Have in Common

On January 24, 2012, a City Council subcommittee voted to approve the landmarking of several blocks of buildings in Downtown Brooklyn. On February 1, City Council, as usual, did what its subcommittees recommended. But I’m really of two minds on this issue. REBNY is certainly opposed, and…