Why do Borough Hall officials park for free, protecting East River Park, & more

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A billion-dollar plan to bury and rebuild East River Park to protect the area from flooding has been given the go-ahead (Patch)

The Parks Department is reviewing a longstanding arrangement that lets city officials in Brooklyn use a busy walkway and plaza at Borough Hall as a parking lot (Brooklyn Eagle)

The number of empty storefronts has doubled in the past decade according to a report from the comptroller's office (press release) 

The Environmental Protection Agency has rejected an alternative tunnel plan to keep untreated sewage from entering the toxic Gowanus Canal (Brooklyn Eagle)

Landmarks approved new townhouses in Fort Green that will feature curb cuts and garages (City Land NYC)

Five years after Hurricane Sandy, Howard Beach's real estate values have finally bounced back, increasing by 110 percent (