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The Swift Gold Leaf Factory in Hartford, Connecticut, will be converted into a major community job incubator by New York-based nonprofit Community Solutions and Massachusetts design firm Bruner/Cott Architects. The $34-million adaptive reuse project aims to spur investment in the low-income neighborhood of Northeast Hartford and bring restaurant industry job opportunities to a place where the unemployment rate has hit 26 percent in recent years.
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 area.
The proposals outlined in the Brownsville Plan’s one-year progress report, which was released Thursday, focus on affordable housing, job creation, new community facilities and public spaces.
Brownsville got spring-ready thanks to Rebuilding Together NYC (RTNYC), Brownsville Partnership, Brownsville Community Justice Center and local residents. Approximately 200 volunteers gathered on Saturday, April 28 for RTNYC’s Spring Rebuilding Day which provided free home repairs for local families and upgrades of community spaces at the Brownsville and Tilden Houses and Van Dyke Park.