Sustainable Communities East New York
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.
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.
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.
Sustainable East New York draft study area
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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