Community Opposition Slows Approval Process For Controversial Crown Heights Armory Project by Emma Whitford In News On Jan 31, 2017 1:48 Pm
Community Opposition Slows Approval Process For Controversial Crown Heights Armory Project
by Emma Whitford in News on Jan 31, 2017 1:48 pm
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City Hall plans to develop a vacant, century-old armory in Crown Heights, a few blocks from the coffee shops and boutiques of Franklin Avenue, has hit multiple roadblocks in recent months as long-time residents protest a project they fear will price them out of the neighborhood. Slate Property Group, embroiled in the $16.5 million Rivington House scandal, backed out last August over bad press. Then Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony revoked his endorsement. And this month, City Hall canceled a public meeting on the project—a few days after state and federal politicians filed a Freedom of Information Law …