Some Gowanus residents are very angry about the 12 story 700 unit condo project from the Lightstone Group, that is to be build without having to go through any of the normal approval procedures. This is because Limestone is building on a site already approved for residential condos (abandoned Toll Brothers Project). But… and there is a big BUT here, the location was only approved for a design that was 8 stories tall and had 447-units as oppose to 12 stories tall and 700 units. Residents want to have a say in a project that is much larger that previously approved.
Friends & Residents of the Greater Gowanus (FROGG) have put together a petition for people to sign opposing the project. The petition request: a Proper Democratic Process, Full Environmental Impact Review, that the Project Should Be Contextual With the Neighborhood, that the Project should be part of the Overall Framework for Gowanus, and have Affordable Housing.
The petition is available online: http://savegowanus.org/
Over 60 black car drivers who work for NYC 2-Way, based at the corner of Bond and Carroll Streets in Gowanus, are currently on strike and picketing outside the building. The drivers are protesting what they claim to be unfair practices by the limo company — whose clients include Goldman Sachs, Citi Bank, Bank of America and Ernst & Young — including taking 22-32% of the fare, unfairly taking that percentage out of tips and tolls, collecting $56 in weekly dues, charging $130 for a weekly rental of the dispatch radio, and a number of other complaints listed on a document they were handing out.
Romney doesn’t hate Big Bird, he just hates that American children might learn something for free!
Some Brooklyn residents are freaking furious about the Barclay Center Stadium (home of the Brooklyn Nets) that opens at the Atlantic Yards this weekend and are planning to descend on the stadium during a busy Saturday!
But, why are they mad you ask?
Is it because the don’t have tickets to this weekends opening Concert?
No, try again…
Nope, not even close…
It it cause the metal frame of the whole stadium looks completely unfinished?
Nope…well maybe a little… Read more ›
Aug 27 Public Safety Environmental Protection Permits & Licenses Committee Meeting Presentation and review of an unenclosed sidewalk cafe permit application renewal submitted to the Department of Consumer Affairs on behalf of The Bell House at 149 7th Street (between 2nd Avenue/3rd Avenue) to permit 5 tables and 20 seats. Presentation and review of a new on-premises liquor license application submitted to the State Liquor Authority on behalf of The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club at 514 Union Street (between Nevins Street/3rd Avenue) Presentation and review of an new on-premises liquor license application submitted to the State Liquor Authority on behalf of Pavilion Park Slope Cinemas 9, LLC at 188 Prospect Park West (corner of 14th street) Presentation and review of a new on-premises liquor license application submitted to the State Liquor Authority on behalf of JJT Hospitality LLC at 213 Smith Street (between Baltic Street/Butler Street) Cobble Hill Health Center – Dining Room
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The crack between two hipster neighborhoods, home to the now superfunded Canal, the flash point for the new 'Buy Local' and textile revolutions, & filled with brilliant bohemians. . . this is Gowanus & it’ll awesome your face off.
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- The New York Times Profiles Neighborhood Resistance to E.P.A. Gowanus Canal Clean-Up Plan
- The Carroll Street Bridge Will Be Under Construction Through the End of August
- Construction Has Begun on The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Parlor