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Maps  |  May 20, 2009

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) and MTA are seeking public input on the rollout of bus rapid transit (BRT) – a vital new addition to New York City’s transit landscape that will make speedier commutes a reality for tens of thousands of New Yorkers now forced to rely on slow local buses.

Maps  |  May 6, 2009

New York City’s 421-a property tax exemption program was created in the 1970s, when the city was on hard times, to encourage developers to build new housing.

Report  |  May 4, 2009

This report suggests that without explicit efforts to link property redevelopment with efforts to put unemployed or underemployed people to work at family-supporting wages, the negative impacts of growth (displacement, housing cost appreciation) often affect the historically disadvantaged far...

Report  |  May 4, 2009

This report documents the findings of a study of housing in the neighborhoods of eastern Brooklyn in Community Districts 5 and 16. Each neighborhood and its housing market is profiled, vacant and city owned lots are identified as development opportunities, and sub-prime loans and foreclosed...

Report  |  April 29, 2009

Pratt Center and PolicyLink make the case for inclusionary zoning- setting aside low- and moderate-income units in new housing developments under designated areas in a rezoning- as a tool to ensure that the benefits of change in NYC neighborhoods will be fairly shared in the years to come. This...

Report  |  April 16, 2009

In this report, Pratt Center and Chhaya CDC call for the legalization of basement units and other illegal accessory dwelling units to create more affordable housing opportunities. Pratt Center and Chhaya make the case that legalizing and regulating these housing units would make them safer to...

Report  |  April 6, 2009

A coalition of community, labor, and housing organizations concerned with the future of Coney Island has joined in support of Coney Island for All: A Platform for Equitable Development, on which the Pratt Center for Community Development served as a key advisor.

Presentation  |  April 6, 2009

The Church Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) has retained Pratt Center to conduct a retail market study and needs assessment, with the goal of making sure the already successful retail strip -- the shopping hub of Flatbush -- better serves a neighborhood where the poor and middle class live side by side.

Report  |  April 6, 2009

This blueprint for economic development is the product of four years of collaboration by civic leaders, neighborhood advocates, community development organizations, labor unions, local development corporations, environmentalists, and others to make economic development work for all New Yorkers...

Report  |  January 21, 2009

This report focuses on the economic activity and impact of New York’s Diamond District, an extraordinary block on 47th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, which employs 22,300 people, many of which are historically disadvantaged workers. The report...