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Community groups have been pressing the de Blasio administration to initiate a rezoning of both Chinatown and the Lower East Side based on their vision. In September, the de Blasio administration announced it would launch a planning process that could lead to a rezoning of just Chinatown.

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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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Calls for Stricter Review of Proposed Waterfront Skyscrapers

Despite the dramatic change the developments would deliver, the Department of City Planning has decided that the proposals do not need to go through the full Uniform Land-Use Review Procedure.

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De Blasio Admin. Report on Housing Options Irks Advocates

The city promised to produce a study exploring housing tools besides mandatory inclusionary zoning. But its long-awaited report is devoted solely to knocking down an idea promoted by housing advocates.

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Clash of Opinions on De Blasio’s Approach to Rezoning

At a panel discussion hosted by City Limits, experts split over the premise and impact of the mayor’s housing and rezoning plan. But they agreed that the planning process could be improved.

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