A service to the greater New York
community, yet centered on the
historic Brooklyn neighborhoods
of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill,
Fort Greene, and Brooklyn Heights.

(Often easier to make initial contact via email!)

tel: 646.258.2362


NYC Housing Preservation and Development Local Law 1 Info

Download Local Law 1

What Every Tenant Should Know...

EPA Lead Page

Download EPA Pamphlets:

"Renovate Right"

"Renovate Right Compliance Guide"

CDC - "Lead In Soil"

"What Every Tenant Should Know"
(Tenant's Rights and Landlord's Responsibilities)


Brooklyn was founded by artist and EPA Certified Risk Assessor Luke Gray in October 2004 following the implementation of The New York City Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Act (Local Law 1).

Luke lives in the historic Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford Stuyvesant-Clinton Hill, and was responding to a need he perceived on the part of many new homeowners expecting children or with children, who, like himself, were renovating their own homes.

Luke found that there were many people needing information or confused about the information that was available, and afraid to call the City of New York for fear of being inspected and cited for costly violations. He even found some parents who were afraid to get their child tested for fear of repercussions from the city.

As an EPA Certified Risk Assessor, Luke is qualified to do full-scale lead inspections, risk assessments and hazard screens, yet is also qualified to do more limited and affordable consultations with families that want to know whether there are any lead hazards in their home or backyard, and if so, how to manage them in a cost-effective way.

Luke has 20 years of previous experience in his day job doing wall repair and housepainting, and has renovated his own building, an 1880's firehouse, in Bed-Stuy. He knows how to deal with and repair lead hazards on different substrates - plaster, cement, brick, wood, etc. in a way that is lasting and lead-safe.

He can come into your home, identify hazards through dust, paint, water and soil samples, and advise you on how to make safe repairs yourself or direct you to trained workers who can do the job for you.

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