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The Department of City Planning has initiated a neighborhood study of Long Island City ahead of a possible rezoning.



Frustration and Concerns Voiced at Long Island City Rezoning Workshop

Some participants took issue with the Department of City Planning’s argument that without a rezoning, the neighborhood won’t get affordable housing.

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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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Queens Advocates See Triple Threat: LIC Rezoning, BQX Streetcar, Sunnyside Yards Plan

In Western Queens, some residents are concerned that the city’s plans to build affordable housing, improve transit access and increase development will instead be a recipe for displacement.

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