- Brooklyn A CED Attorney Paul Acinapura and Brian Glick represent NEBHDCo. in its first of many low-income housing tax credit projects, Cheryl’s VIlla, producing affordable rental housing for hundreds of very low-income tenants in central Brooklyn.
- Hillary Exter and Paul Acinapura assist Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC) in the formation of the Cypress Hills Child Care Corporation (CHCCC) with the mission of strengthening families in its community by increasing the availability of quality, affordable childcare for low-income families and creating entrepreneurship opportunities for low-income women. Each year, CHCCC serves approximately 500 children and their families across all of its programs. CHCCC has three primary programs: the Family Day Care Network, the Child Care Center, and the Head Start Family Day Care Program.
- Brooklyn A’s Foster Maer with PRLDEF and pro bono counsel Steel & Bellman launch major challenge in federal court to City’s continuing violation of 1976 Fair Housing consent decrees and further discriminatory development of the Williamsburg Urban Renewal Areas leading to stricter enforcement of revised court orders.
- Denis Berger joins Brooklyn A as its Director of Development.
- Brooklyn A celebrates its 25th Anniversary with the beginning of its annual benefits at the historic Dime Savings Bank of NY and hosted by then Dime President Dick Parsons. Sargent Shriver (1915-2011), founder of the national Legal Services program within the “War on Poverty” during the Administration of Lyndon Johnson, is the program’s first honoree. Also honored are Sally Hernandez-Piñero, President of East Harlem Business Capital Corporation (formerly of NYCHA) and Vito J. Lopez, New York State Assemblyman.
- Brooklyn A attorneys Paul Acinapura and Brian Glick represent Bushwick Information Coordinating and Action Committee (BICAC) HDFC in its acquisition and low-income housing tax credit syndication of 1109 Madison Street, an 18-dwelling unit low-income rental project.
- Brooklyn A honors two individuals at its Annual Partnership Awards Benefit: Judge Harold R. Tyler, Jr. (1922-2005), former U.S. Federal Judge and partner at Patterson Belknap Webb &Tyler LLP; and Joseph K. Francois (now deceased), former Executive Director of Brownsville Multi-Service Family Health Center.
- Brooklyn A honors two individuals at its Annual Partnership Awards Benefit: Henry King, Senior Counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; and Angela Battaglia, Housing Director at Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council, Inc.
- After working over a decade with Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC), Brooklyn A CED Program attorney Hillary Exter represents CHLDC in the founding of the Cypress Hills Community School, P.S. 89, a dual-language grades K-8 New Visions (charter) School.
- Brooklyn A honors two individuals at its Annual Partnership Awards Benefit: Conrad Harper, retired partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP; and Michelle Neugebauer, Executive Director of CHLDC.
- Brooklyn A teams up with five other community-based organizations (Los Sures, St. Nick’s Alliance, El Regreso, Nuestros Niños and Ridgewood Bushwick) to form the North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Violence. This grassroots organization continues to be a critical partner in the fight against domestic violence.
- Brooklyn A honors three individuals at its Annual Partnership Awards Benefit: Barry Garfinkel, Of Counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Magda Yrizarry, Vice President of Workplace Culture Diversity and Compliance at Verizon Wireless (formerly Bell Atlantic); and John Mulhern of Nuestros Niños Child Development School.
- Under the leadership of former Brooklyn A Director of Development, Denis Berger (now deceased) Brooklyn A launches a $3 million capital campaign, led by Forest City Ratner’s Bruce Ratner and Kelley Drye & Warren’s John Callagy, that allows for the acquisition of its Williamsburg headquarters, the 4 story former Chase Manhattan Bank building, and the creation of its new Bushwick office.
- Brooklyn A handles the first New York State Industrial Development Agency bind financing of a community health center in New York City for its client, Urban Health Plan, Inc., enabling it to move from 14,000 sq. ft. of rented space into a new 47,000 sq. ft. owned facility- increasing patient volume of serves in the first year from 80,000 to 140,000.
- Brooklyn A welcomes its new Williamsburg tenants and community collaborators, the Brooklyn AIDS Network and the Community Health Care Network, an AIDS/HIV case management and support program.
- Brooklyn A honors three individuals at its Annual Partnership Awards Benefit: Patricia Hynes, Of Counsel at Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach, LLP; Frances Resheske, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs at Con Edison; and Abdur Rahman Farrakhan, former President of Oceanhill-Brownsville Tenants Association.