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AmazonSmile donations this holiday season

November 13, 2018
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Did you know your purcahses can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to African American Planning Commission, Inc. when you do your holiday shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/11-3305070.  

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Brownsville Will Get 900 Affordable Apartments as Part of $1 Billion Plan

July 26, 2018
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Brownsville housing developments to focus on health, culture and economics to revive poor area By Katie Honan Update July 26, 2018 7:48 p.m. ET New York City has selected three developers to build nearly 900 apartments on three city-owned lots in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville as part of a $1 billion revitalization plan for…

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Brownsville Plan Update: RFP Designations + NYCxCo-Lab Challenge Winners

July 26, 2018
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For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 26, 2018 Contact: General HPD Press Contact: hpdmedia@hpd.nyc.gov https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hpd/about/press-releases/2018/07/city-announces-plans-for-nearly-900-affordable-homes.page City Announces Plans for Nearly 900 Affordable Homes and Technology Upgrades in Brownsville, Brooklyn  The City provides updates on commitments made in The Brownsville Plan, including development plans for over 880 affordable homes, and infrastructure upgrades Proposals selected in the NYC Co-Lab Challenge will improve…

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Triple AmazonSmile donation promotion starts today

March 12, 2018
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Triple AmazonSmile donation promotion starts today

Dear Supporters, Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first eligible smile.amazon.com purchase – through March 31! Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/11-3305070 and Amazon donates to African American Planning Commission, Inc. Thank You For Your Support!

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Help AAPCI This Holiday Season When You Shop

December 16, 2017
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Help AAPCI This Holiday Season When You Shop

Dear Supporters, The holidays are upon us and you will be busy shopping for gifts, decorations, and more. When you #StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/11-3305070, Amazon donates a small portion of your purchase price to African American Planning Commission, Inc.  This link will direct you to great Holiday gift ideas in support of African American Planning Commission, Inc.…

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Brooklyn supportive housing project approved after councilwoman finally agrees to back it

November 16, 2017
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Brooklyn supportive housing project approved after councilwoman finally agrees to back it

A Brooklyn supportive housing project got the go ahead Thursday after City Councilwoman Darlene Mealy finally got on board with the plan reports the NY Daily News. Mealy (D-Brooklyn) had been threatening to block Edwin’s Place, proposed for her Brownsville district. But she agreed Thursday to a deal to back it and the City Council…

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Supportive-housing project approved, ending standoff with councilwoman

November 16, 2017
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Supportive-housing project approved, ending standoff with councilwoman

Darlene Mealy had been threatening to kill a development that enjoyed broad support The City Council is set to approve a rezoning for a low-income development in Brooklyn after the local representative dropped her opposition Thursday morning, reports Crain’s. The planned eight-story project at 3 Livonia Place will include 125 units of permanent below-market and…

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Robert A.M. Stern-designed Brownsville rental inches toward approval

November 16, 2017
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Robert A.M. Stern-designed Brownsville rental inches toward approval

The eight-story building will bring 125 permanently affordable and supportive homes to the neighborhood A Robert A.M. Stern-designed affordable housing project in Brownsville will likely be approved now that a City Council member opposing the project has withdrawn their opposition. Crain’s reports that City Council member Darlene Mealy, who represents the area the project is…

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Buck the worst NIMBY and help Brownsville

November 13, 2017
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Buck the worst NIMBY and help Brownsville

Absurdly, the fate of Brooklyn apartments blueprinted for hundreds of poor and homeless people remains in doubt at this 11th hour before key City Council votes, reports the NY Daily News.

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Help AAPCI Earn AmazonSmile Donations This Holiday Season

November 6, 2017
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Help AAPCI Earn AmazonSmile Donations This Holiday Season

Dear Supporters, The holidays are fast approaching and you will be busy shopping for gifts, decorations, and more. When you #StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/11-3305070, Amazon donates to African American Planning Commission, Inc.  The link will direct you to great Holiday gift ideas in support of African American Planning Commission, Inc. Thank You!

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