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Bushwick Councilmen Antonio Reynoso and Rafael Espinal are working with a steering committee to craft a neighborhood rezoning plan.

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18 Tenant Protection Bills May Soon Be Law

The City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings passed all but one of the Stand for Tenant Safety bills and a variety of other bills to safeguard tenants.

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City Dips Toe Into Funding Community Land Trusts

The city will distribute a $1.65 million grant from Enterprise Community Partners to three community land trusts and to fund a technical assistance program to assist many new ones.

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Industry’s Future, Stores’ Rent Burden are Key Issues in Possible Bushwick Rezoning

It’s yet unclear in what way the city will adopt or address the Bushwick steering committee’s plan, but both sides expect to be working together in a coordinated fashion.

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Report: Rents Rose, But So Did Poverty

Rates of poverty and poverty concentration have increased in New York City after an earlier decline, according to the Furman Center—and some neighborhoods considering a rezoning experienced increased poverty and rising rents simultaneously.

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