Overwhelming Opposition Dominates Hearing on Hope Street Capital Project in Historic Crown Heights

Click here to download a PDF of this release In an emotional three-hour hearing with the Land Use Committee of Community Board 8, residents confronted Hope Street Capital. The committee voted 14-2 against the project. Upwards of 150 people showed up to Community Board 8’s Land Use Committee meeting on Thursday, October 1, where HopeContinue reading “Overwhelming Opposition Dominates Hearing on Hope Street Capital Project in Historic Crown Heights”

The Myth of “Affordable” Housing at 959 Sterling Place

The developers of 959 Sterling Place say they’re bringing affordable housing to the neighborhood. But like so much of what they say, this isn’t really true. Here are the facts:  The developers say they plan to participate in a New York City program known as the Affordable New York Housing Program to provide these so-calledContinue reading “The Myth of “Affordable” Housing at 959 Sterling Place”

PRESS RELEASE: Hebron Congregation Opposes Hope Street Capital Deal to Build on their Crown Heights Church Site

Click here to download this press release as a PDF. Overwhelming opposition to the Crown Heights development deal emerges in the congregation, while church higher ups like Daniel Honoré promote the deal in the media. Developer Hope Street Capital is in talks to partially demolish the landmarked Hebron Seventh Day Adventist School at 914-920 ParkContinue reading “PRESS RELEASE: Hebron Congregation Opposes Hope Street Capital Deal to Build on their Crown Heights Church Site”

PRESS RELEASE: Cornegy Ignores Community Outcry Over Big Developer

Cornegy Ignores Community Outcry Over Big Developer Threatening Historic Crown Heights Click here to download a PDF of this release. Community groups say no to sacrificing landmarked architectural jewel to a gentrifying rental complex. Organizations opposed include Friends of 920 Park, Crown Heights North Association, Sterling Place Civic Association, and Crown Heights Tenant Union. TheContinue reading “PRESS RELEASE: Cornegy Ignores Community Outcry Over Big Developer”

Press Coverage on 6sqft.com

Read “Crown Heights residents rally against proposed 182-unit complex at site of 19th-century senior home” on 6sqft. “The fight continues over a proposed new development on a large stretch of land in the Crown Heights North Historic District II with an online petition opposing the project collecting over 4,000 signatures. A neighborhood group, Friends of 920 Park,Continue reading “Press Coverage on 6sqft.com”

PRESS RELEASE: Neighbors vs. Big Development to Save the “Crown Jewel of Crown Heights”

Click here to download a PDF of the release. COMMUNITY RALLIES TO SAVE AN ARCHITECTURAL LANDMARK IN BROOKLYNNeighbors vs. Big Development to Save the “Crown Jewel of Crown Heights” The only remaining 19th century institutional building in the Crown Heights North Historic District of Brooklyn, New York is being threatened by plans for a 180-unit,Continue reading “PRESS RELEASE: Neighbors vs. Big Development to Save the “Crown Jewel of Crown Heights””