Long Island City


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



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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NYCHA Worries Drive Doubts About Long Island City Rezoning

Residents of public housing near the area likely to be rezoned are worried that their community will not benefit from the jobs and housing created by the redevelopment.

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Council, Advocates Brainstorm Ways to Protect Auto Industry

Bronx Councilmember Vanessa Gibson introduced a bill to protect auto shops from bad leases, a measure that could be useful in the event of a rezoning.

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