Rezonings and other big development moves often require an Environmental Impact Study. But the limited scope, curious criteria and advisory nature of those studies has some community advocates worried the city will miss the problems Mayor de Blasio’s zoning changes could cause.
In New York City, a long history of de facto segregation in housing has enabled discriminatory and excessive policing of communities of color in the name of law and order.
Bad housing conditions are a significant threat to the health of low-income New Yorkers. A new project aims to battle the environmental risks that many Bronxites face right in their own homes.
In the debate over whether the city’s community preference exacerbates segregation, the author argues what’s really needed is a policy that can distinguish whether a neighborhood’s ethnic stamp is a product of discrimination or choice.