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Bushwick Councilmen Antonio Reynoso and Rafael Espinal are working with a steering committee to craft a neighborhood rezoning plan.



Bushwick Awaits City’s Rezoning Proposal

Bushwick residents, elected officials and other stakeholders say they expect the city’s neighborhood rezoning plan—due out Tuesday—to differ from a community-generated vision released last year on the issues of density, the preservation of industrial space and affordability levels for housing.

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Call for City to Assess Racial Impact as it Reviews Impact of Real-Estate Development

Proponents wonder why an environmental impact study that explores so many facets of a neighborhood—its workforce, open space, traffic, housing market and even shadows—cannot also look at racial impacts.

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De Blasio’s Sixth Year in Office Could Feature Three Neighborhood Rezonings

The mayor in 2015 set a goal of rezoning up to 15 neighborhoods in a drive to create more density and more affordable housing. Five rezonings have passed and at least three are likely to move forward in 2019.

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Max & Murphy: Rafael Espinal, Candidate for Public Advocate

At midnight on January 1, a ball dropped in Manhattan, former Public Advocate Letitia James became the state attorney general, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson became the acting public advocate, and a race to fill James’ seat that had been stewing for months came to a boil.

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