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  1. At least you’re asking about infrastructure but no else is, especially our elected officials. Some neighborhoods in Queens apparently already experiencing drops in water pressure as new apartments get filled up.

    The NYC zoning system is a mess but I still think it’s important for the local councilmember to have unofficial veto power over what zoning changes take place in their district.

    The 1961 rezoning was massive and subject to much negotiation. The original proposals indicated higher densities in parts SI and Queens than was in the final plan. My area of SI was actually zoned R3-2 for a few months in 1961, then downzoned to R3-1, it’s been R3X since 12/2005.

    Scroll down to ‘1961 Zoning Resolution’ –
    https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/about/city-planning-history.page?tab=2

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