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East New York
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Latest Update - October 21, 2013:
The Sustainable Communities East New York Community Advisory Committee shares their feedback with City Planning staff
The Sustainable Communities East New York Community Advisory Committee shares their feedback with City Planning staff.
East New York Planning Framework - March 2013
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After holding visioning events and conducting outreach to residents and local business owners over the past year, the Sustainable Communities East New York project team drafted a Planning Framework for Broadway Junction and the Industrial Business Area. The Framework lays out a vision for short- and long-term economic development in East New York to bring more jobs, services, housing and new facilities to the neighborhood and builds on the existing excellent local and regional transit access, as well as existing business activity in the area.

The team has shared the draft framework with the Land Use Committees of Community Boards 16 and 5, the project’s Community Advisory Committee and Technical Advisory Committee, as well as other community groups for feedback.

The framework for Broadway Junction and the Industrial Business Area fits within the broader planning framework established through this study for the East New York and Cypress Hills neighborhoods, which is based on the goals and vision expressed by area residents to provide more affordable housing, better access to jobs and retail services, and improved streetscapes in their neighborhoods, particularly along major commercial corridors.

If you have any comments please contact us using the link at the bottom of the page.

Sustainable Communities East New York
In collaboration with the local community and civic partners, DCP is developing a broad and long-term strategy for the sustainable future of the Cypress Hills and East New York neighborhoods in Brooklyn. The initiative seeks to capitalize on the area’s strong regional and local transit access to identify opportunities for new mixed-income housing, improved access to job centers, helping to create more pedestrian activity and safer streets, improving availability of healthy food options, improved environmental quality, and energy efficiency.

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The Study Area is a transit‐rich, mixed‐use, predominantly low‐income community containing substantial amounts of vacant and underutilized land. It is bounded to the west by the Broadway Junction transit hub and to the east by Conduit Avenue, and extends between the major transit corridors of Fulton Street to the north and Pitkin Avenue to the south. Atlantic Avenue, with the Long Island Railroad running below, is at its center. The area’s access to local and regional transit and the availability of underutilized land provide opportunities for the development of much-needed affordable housing as well as increased access to retail and services. 

The project is building on ongoing public investment in safety, schools (such as the recently opened P.S. 89), affordable housing and economic development, and is being conducted in cooperation with established community partners such as the Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation and the LDC of East New York.

Study Area
Sustainable East New York draft study area
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The Broadway Junction Transportation Node
The Broadway Junction Transportation Node

In addition to recommendations for land use and zoning, this study is seeking to identify opportunities for improvements to transportation access and intermodal connections, and for the promotion of energy efficiency for new and existing buildings, serving as a model for sustainable community development for New York City and the region. 

For more information on the Sustainable East New York study, contact the Brooklyn Office of the Department of City Planning at 718.780.8280 or email us at

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