More than a year after City Planning rejected their rezoning plan for being too ambitious, Chinatown advocates are hoping the de Blasio administration’s commitment to ‘community-based planning’ will force a reconsideration.
Community groups pressed for deeper housing affordability and protections for workers. Other voices stressed different priorities.
The MTA is relocating its bus depot at East 126th Street so the city can create a memorial honoring the history of an African burial ground formerly located at the site. But the full plan calls for much more than a memorial.
‘This problem didn’t start with the current mayor but it’s not ending either. Now is the time to stop zoning without planning and frankly address racialized displacement.’