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Update: Waterfront Park Edges Toward Opening

Inside the yet-to-be-opened park.

As first reported by DNAinfo, the long-awaited Bush Terminal Piers Park is taking major steps toward opening. The city's Economic Development Corporation announced this week that construction will be completed in the next six weeks. The site will still have to get state approval of its remediation before it can open, though. Brooklyn Bureau reported in May on growing impatience about the site, which was due to open last fall. -Jarrett Murphy Continue Reading →

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Bushwick Landlord Targeted by Tenants

by Ian Marsh

The Bushwick Housing Independence Project, a tenant rights organization, held a rally outside landlord Joel Israel's Borough Park apartment last week. Tenants accuse Israel of trying to force them out by sabotaging their apartments

Around 75 people chanted for “respect” and “justice,” held signs and talked to Israel's neighbors. The rally drew perplexed stares and questions from some members of the area's Orthodox Jewish community. Two tenants at 98 Linden St., Noelia Calero, 31, and her cousin Michelle Crespo, 32, said that Israel tore out their kitchens and bathrooms seven months ago, under the pretext that he was renovating the apartments. Calero and Crespo, who live across the hall from each other on the first floor, said he hasn't done any work since then. Continue Reading →

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Since 1976, City Limits has published public-interest and investigative journalism about New York City issues and neighborhoods, thanks largely to the support of subscribers, donors and foundations. Please help us cover more of the stories that matter in 2014. Click here to help. Continue Reading →

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