A Whole Foods Market store opening this month in Brooklyn, N.Y., might signal a change in direction in the Gowanus neighborhood. Some residents support redevelopment, while others object. Community groups have partnered with the New York City Council to advocate for infrastructure improvement, preservation of artist studios and rezoning to accommodate affordable housing. "It may well lead to further development, and the neighborhood needs to make sure it has open space," former Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe said.

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