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De Blasio blocks Crown Heights apartment project near the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

De Blasio blocks Crown Heights apartment project near the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
The development, which was being pushed by Bruce Eichner of the Continuum Company, would have brought two 39-story apartment towers and the shade they cast near the edges of the famed plant sanctuary.

Mayor de Blasio has reversed course on a controversial plan to build two apartment towers in Crown Heights, a project critics argued would kill plants in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.“I am voicing my opposition to the proposed 960 Franklin development in Crown Heights that would harm the research and educational work carried out by one of this city’s prized cultural institutions.and Franklin Ave.and Franklin Ave.

The development, which was being pushed by Bruce Eichner of the Continuum Company, would have brought two 39-story apartment towers and the shade they cast near the edges of the famed plant sanctuary.” He added that supporting the plan was more about “changing our laws to support working people and protect them.

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