Community groups have been pressing the de Blasio administration to initiate a rezoning of both Chinatown and the Lower East Side based on their vision. In September 2016, the de Blasio administration announced it would launch a planning process that could lead to a rezoning of just Chinatown.



Two Bridges Foes Win a Round in Suit Over Mayoral Power

A judge reserved judgement on cases challenging the power of the mayor to decide when a project can escape public review but kept in place a restraining order on building work.

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Two Bridges

Embrace it? Channel it? Or Try to Stop It Altogether?
Two Bridges is Divided Over Responding to Change

Concerns about tenant harassment, rising rents and sudden neighborhood change frame the intense debate about the proposed development of three buildings along the East River in Two Bridges.

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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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Fight Over Land-Use Powers in Council’s Two Bridges Lawsuit

The suit by the City Council and Manhattan Borough President is one of three possible cases involving the proposed skyscrapers.

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