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The two sides disagreed on what might seem like a simple, factual question: whether or not the stakeholders’ vision for the neighborhood was a ‘downzoning.’

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Adi Talwar

Scene outside Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues Subway Station


Espinal and Reynoso

City Hall and Local Leaders Deadlocked Over Bushwick Rezoning

The Bushwick rezoning has come to a standstill with the de Blasio administration and Bushwick stakeholders at odds with each other over competing visions for how to channel development in the Brooklyn neighborhood.

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Espinal and Reynoso

Bushwick Stakeholders Demand City Assess Their Rezoning Plan

Two Councilmembers and other players want the city to include the Bushwick Community Plan in the environmental impact study, so it can be weighed as an option alongside the mayor’s rezoning plan.

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Myrtle Avenue near Bushwick Avenue

Tensions Rise Amid Uncertain Timeline for Public Review of Bushwick Rezoning

The city says its environmental review is coming, but won’t say exactly when. A community board is demanding a meeting with City Planning, and an activist group is hounding two Councilmembers.

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Bushwick Development

Parent Leaders Blame Rising Rents, Growing Charters for Bushwick’s Shrinking Schools

Over the last five school years, District 32’s total enrollment has dropped 21 percent. The School Construction Authority’s projections have District 32 shrinking by nearly half over the next decade.

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