Crown Heights Albany Houses Gets Tested For Lead
After settling a lawsuit with the Federal Government, the city reached an agreement to test all remaining NYCHA apartments built before 1978.
Completion for the $88 million dollar initiative is 2020. 6,000 Apartments, including those in Crown Heights Albany Houses, will get inspected each month.
Results will be published online and updated every two weeks.
Do you think the City of New York should faced stiffer penalties?
Coming Soon: A Three Family Bed Stuy Brownstone
We’re excited to bring this three story Townhouse on Putnam Avenue in Bedford Stuyvesant to market in the coming weeks.
If Bed Stuy is your destination of choice for townhouse living then don’t miss the chance to view this home in person.
Let us know at the bottom of this post for notification for first showing.
Bedford Union Armory Advisory Committee Announced
The committee will comprise of 15 members, including the Chair, with local elected officials, community groups and BFC appointing eight of the members, while the remaining 7 will come from a pool of local stakeholders and be open to the public.
Per Laurie Cumbo, the goal is to bridge the gap between the community and the Bedford Armory.
Submit applications for the 7 public seats here. Deadline is May 15th.
Do you think the committee will help ease the concerns of local residents who fear displacement?
Seniors in Bed Stuy Impacted by Plastic Bag Ban
NYC Department of Transportation is in favor of charging residents a 5 cent fee for use of shopping paper bags.
The state has already approved the ban of single use plastic bags and is looking to enact the 5 cent fee at the same time the ban takes place. The ban starts March 2020.
They’re looking to duplicate the success of California’s bans and fees where they saw huge reductions of use.
How often do you reuse your paper and plastic bags?
Thanks for reading this edition of Around The Way, a weekly series sharing what’s happening in Brooklyn neighborhoods we live and work in.
Get the conversation started with neighbors and friends by sharing this edition on Facebook, Twitter or by sending it to someone by email.