Max & Murphy on Housing:
Fear, Race and Regulation

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This week saw developments on the local side of the de Blasio housing plan—a vote by the City Planning Commission on rezoning of East New York and a community plan meant to shape the rezoning of East Harlem.

In each case, the neighborhood-level arguments mapped the contentious citywide debate over what kind of affordable housing the city is capable of requiring or providing, and how that offering helps or hurts low-income New Yorkers.

Gotham Gazette’s Ben Max and I discuss the local angles, the Council debate, the under-covered topic of preservation and more in the audio below.

We’re no Rubio vs. Trump, mind you, but it’s worth a listen anyway …

  • native new yorker

    Always interesting even when I disagree with you guys, but it’s time to get a YouTube channel.