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The New York City Economic Development Corporation has released a Downtown Far Rockaway Roadmap for Action and initiated the land-use review process.

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When Rents Rise or Landlords Lash out, Undocumented NYers Have Fewer Options

Undocumented immigrants aren’t eligible for many forms of housing assistance and can be less likely to report landlord harassment. That could make them uniquely vulnerable to the displacement that can come from development.

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From Georgia to NYC: The Civil Rights Roots of Community Land Trusts

A new documentary looks at the rise, fall and rebirth of Georgia’s New Communities, Inc., which aimed to empower Black sharecroppers in the 1960s but might offer lessons for urban dwellers of today.

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Five Rezoning Concerns of the Rockaway Land Use Committee

Board members like some aspects of the city’s proposed rezoning of downtown Far Rockaway, but have concerns ranging from the impact of additional density on neighborhood infrastructure to a lack of clear labor standards.

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Report: Leaders Must Gauge Displacement Risk Before Making Policy

The Regional Plan Association found nearly 1 million people in the metropolitan region are at risk of displacement. Needed are programs to offset development pressure—and more caution about policies that make the pressure worse.

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