To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the rezoning of downtown, the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership published a report that highlights the meteoric rise of housing, tourism, retail, and other areas since 2004. There are already 5,000 new apartments. 1,100 hotel rooms. 23 acres of parkland. The list goes on and on.
The report details the changes over the last 10 years and looks to the immediate future with many projects in the pipeline. Expect more of everything….we hope that we don’t change too much!
A group of neighbors are working to improve Fourth Avenue and the BHA is supporting this effort. The letter that follows is a followup to a meeting held in January. Click on the links for more information about this worthy effort.
Howard Kolins, BHA President
We continue to hear positive comments about “A New Look at 4th Avenue”.
As promised at the meeting, FOFA (Forth on Fourth Avenue) has put together a “Report the Community” to both document the meeting and to serve as a reference for future work. The report includes an IntroductionforANewLookat4thAvenueMeeting2014, a SurveyResults-ANewLookat4thAvenue2014, a MeetingSummary-ANewLookat4thAvenue2014 (key issues discussed at the meeting, including council member commitments), and a list of the organizational affiliations provided by survey respondents.
We hope that you will find this information helpful in developing 4th Avenue action plans for your organizations and we encourage you to freely make use of it – it is, in a true sense of the word, public information. If you have any questions about the material, please let us know. Additionally, we’d be happy to know if and how it is useful to you.
We also want to add a special thank you to Council members Brad Lander and Stephen Levin for generously sharing a significant amount of time at the meeting.
We look forward to future work with you on the 4th Avenue corridor.
SJ Avery and Elise Selinger Co-chairs, FOFA
Alert parents have pretty much made sure the “toxic pre-school” run by Andy Lewis isn’t going to open again anywhere in brownstone Brooklyn. But whatever happened to Lewis himself? The Daily News gives you the story, along with the priceless quote:
Store sounds awesome. I remember going in during the 2006 hey-day. You remember those times: stock market at 14,000, home prices still rising in the city. Those golden days that could last forever. Well, even then I felt like I couldn’t afford anything in what was the coolest, most beautiful store on Atlantic.
And now? Now that Butter is “Eva Gentry?” Do not worry, fair readers: they still sell shoes for $1,400. Well, at least you get two for that price ;)