Category Archives: affordable housing

ArtsBeat: Brooklyn Museum, Acknowledging Criticism, Reaches Out to Conference Protesters

The museum has offered to hold a separate gathering on affordable housing and workspaces and its director has reached out to invite “a conversation between the museum and the protest organizers.”


Architecture Review: Sugar Hill Housing Will Have a School and a Museum

The new Sugar Hill subsidized housing complex in Upper Manhattan goes beyond even the more ambitious developments by providing a school and a children’s museum.



Critic’s Notebook: ‘9 x 18’ Plan Ties Development Rules to Public Benefits

Parking lots can be turned into development sites to expand and improve affordable housing in New York City, three fellows at the Institute for Public Architecture propose.

For Mike Franklin, the art’s the thing in Hyattsville

Mike Franklin was one of the first to see the potential of downtown Hyattsville amid the clutter of car dealerships, fast-food joints and laundromats.

His Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store (complete with penny candy, children’s books and toys) has been a fixture on Route 1 for more than two decades. Almost single-handedly, Franklin created an oasis of civility in a landscape where for years neither fine dining nor fun dining was easy to find.

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