Brooklyn Community District 12

The following is contact information for this Community Board: 5910 13th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11219 Phone: 718.851.0800 Fax: 718.851.4140 Email: Brooklyn Community Board 12 Website For more information about Brooklyn Community District 12, please visit the Furman Center’s State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods 2008 report on this Community District (PDF):

Yankee Stadium Construction

On June 15, 2005, the Yankees announced their plans to build a new stadium. On April 3, 2009, it opened to the public, on-schedule and ready for the 2009 baseball season. The old stadium had been renovated several times since its construction in 1923, yet suffered from outdated amenities and concessions, limited accessibility for patrons … Read more

Sunnyside Yards Platform

The Sunnyside Yards development proposal has been discussed by city planners, developers, and community advocates for decades. The report recommends that builders put between 18,000 and 35,000 housing units on the site, depending on the zoning. There would also be schools, park land, and an intermodal transportation facility for the MTA, LIRR, Amtrak, and bus … Read more

Springfield Gardens Rezoning

Sixty-eight blocks in Springfield Gardens, located in southeast Queens, were rezoned in April 2005 after going through the City’s land use review process, the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). Support for the Springfield Gardens rezoning was initiated from within the community, with the United Neighbors Civic Association actively working to get the rezoning passed. … Read more

South Village Historic District

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP) has submitted a proposal for the creation of the South Village Historic District in January 2007. The boundaries of the district would cover the blocks south of West Fourth St. to West Houston St., between Seventh Ave. and LaGuardia Place, and an extension from Houston St. down … Read more

South Street Seaport Redevelopment

When General Growth Properties (GGP) acquired the Rouse Company for $7 billion in 2004, the Chicago-based mall operator absorbed ownership of the South Street Seaport along the East River of Manhattan. Years later, in 2008, GGP unveiled a plan by SHoP Architects to redevelop the Seaport into a mixed-use waterfront destination. GGP proposed demolishing the … Read more

South Ferry Terminal Project

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) remade the existing South Ferry Terminal Station, which was first built in 1905 and serves over 6 million people yearly. The station is the ending location for the No. 1 subway line and is located underneath Peter Minuit Plaza in Lower Manhattan, adjacent … Read more