From a press release sent by the mayor’s office: [Two Trees] will provide an additional 110,000 square feet of affordable housing as part of the project, for a total of 537,000 square feet of affordable housing. The proposal will create 700 affordable apartments covering a range of incomes, including a significant number of units sized […]
There are two Stephens running for City Council in our district, Steve Levin and Stephen Pierson. Though we’re still torn about which one to support, we fully endorse the latter Steve’s position on the Greenpoint Landing. From DNA: Stephen Pierson — who is trying to oust incumbent Stephen Levin for the 33rd District council seat […]
Given the Times‘ disappointing endorsement of Christine “no specific plan to require the richest New Yorkers to pay more in taxes” Quinn for mayor, this odd piece on de Blasio is hardly surprising. It’s central premise suggests that the mayor of New York can only govern adequately by being a narcissistic prick, like Bloomberg or […]
UPDATE: Bill de Blasio Leaps To First Place In Democratic NY Mayor Primary: Quinnipiac Poll (of course we take full credit for this sudden leap) We don’t often discuss politics here, but after 130 years of Bloomberg we’re ready for a true liberal to hold office. Now that the press has finally shut up about […]
We know the lines are long and everyone knows Obama will take New York, but there are other important races as well. Get out and vote.
via Sign the petition at www.change.org/freepussyriot. A little background: In Moscow, the case against the long-detained feminist punk group Pussy Riot is coming down to the wire. A judge has concluded the trial and will deliver a verdict on August 17, Rian reports. Prosecutors are looking to imprison the trio of women for three years. […]
If you live in Greenpoint and commute to Manhattan or hang out in Williamsburg, you’re probably familiar with the dangers of crossing McGuinness Boulevard. Drivers race down it like it’s the Autobahn, while long traffic lights make pedestrians eager to cross whenever they get a chance. Luckily for pedestrians, state assemblyman Joe Lentol is pushing […]
Maybe he’s being ironic? We’re not sure, but we didn’t let Smith’s dumb sticker ruin the fun last night at Brooklyn Bowl. His band DIIV put on a great show and we’re looking forward to their debut Oshin which drops next month.