Sandy revealed that flooding is a risk even far inland. Parts of this intersection, at 2nd Avenue and 110th Street in East Harlem, are in the flood zones according to FENA's preliminary new flood maps. They're also within the city's proposed East Harlem rezoning.
This particular piece- Trojan Horse in East Harlem - is the focal point of a series on No Rezoning, No Displacement, No Gentrification artworks. It was compiled by HART and featured at the Guerrilla Gallery located at East 116th Street between Third and Second Avenues in El Barrio. It is based on the metaphor of the City Limits published article "East Harlem Trojan Horse" written by Roger Hernandez, Jr.
La rezonificación propuesta por la ciudad cambiaría la altura permitida para los edificios de varias avenidas de East Harlem y promovería el desarrollo residencial en algunas aéreas que están actualmente zonificadas para uso industrial.
Lifelong East Harlem resident Joanne Rodriguez with her niece at the intersection of 116 Street and 3rd Avenue. Both rezoning plans would permit higher buildings on 3rd, but the Speaker's allies say their plan would yield more affordability and less density.
A photo from the East Harlem Neighborhood Plan showing one of the community outreach sessions conducted during the plan's preparation. The author believes that process operated quietly and selectively in a community where many residents might prefer no rezoning at all.
Marie Winfield. asking a question during the Department of City Planning's presentation of it's draft rezoning framework for East Harlem at Community Board 11's Land Use, Landmarks & Planning Committee meeting on November 9th.