Equipment ruined, power out and basements flooded, the only thing to do with all the food was to hold a major barbecue for the neighbors. Today, the assessments begin.
For weeks, as controversy has built over a highly expedited and ethically problematic city deal to award a contract to operate a homeless shelter in Carroll Gardens, two questions have loomed over the project.(17)
Documents on file with the city show that the building slated to house a 170-bed homeless shelter in Carroll Gardens was constructed—and may still be owned—by a convicted felon whose crimes involved abusing the poor for personal gain.(4)
For more than a decade, he’s been one of the most active—and controversial—players in the industry surrounding the provision of beds to society’s most needy.(12)
Last week, Lander learned about part of it: a 170-bed homeless shelter, which could open within weeks, right in his district.(8)
In two meetings, one of them quite heated, neighborhoods confront the half-billion dollar Gowanus Canal cleanup
The sediment is full of harmful polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) left behind by local industries, which would be dredged.
Well, they had explained it before in a 550-page document called a "feasibility study" released last month. But that explanation, especially with its environmental safety implications and near half-billion-dollar price-tag, needed explaining.(1)
As Carroll Gardens becomes home to one of Brooklyn’s yuppiest Restaurant Rows, a sort-of Division II Manhattan for recent college graduates and a single-family brownstone dream for magazine editors and downtown types, it’s perhaps unsurprising that, finally, the Scotto family power-base is thinning out.(1)