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

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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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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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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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