A lawsuit challenging New York’s practice of setting aside affordable apartments for nearby residents is still alive after a judge rejected a bid by the de Blasio administration to have it dismissed.
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School segregation is also blamed on residential patterns that are themselves seen as organic. In reality, the disparities of class and race profoundly and deliberately shape neighborhoods and schools.
In the past, neighborhoods like Gowanus have been rezoned to permit residential and industrial to exist in close proximity. Leaders of the ‘Bridging Gowanus’ effort now want to require it.