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.



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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Development is Top Issue in Race for Lower Manhattan Council Seat

Eight years ago, Margaret Chin defeated a two-term incumbent to represent the borough’s southern tip. Now she faces three challengers as she seeks a third term.

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Local Electeds, Stakeholders Demand City Planning Commission Halt Two Bridges Developments

Councilmember Margaret Chin and other elected officials made another call for a full public review of the developments proposed for the Lower East Side waterfront, but some opposing council candidates called it a campaign ploy.

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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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