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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. Since then attention has focused on a proposal for four high-rises in the Two Bridges neighborhood.



Another Court Win for City Hall Against Critics of Development Schemes

An appeals court on Thursday sided with the de Blasio administration in one element of a tangled legal dispute over a proposed development in the Two Bridges neighborhood.

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In Wake of Homeless Slaying, City Shelter Plans in the Spotlight

  The brutal killing last week of four men as they slept outdoors in Chinatown has put renewed attention on New York City’s homelessness crisis. At a vigil for the victims held Monday, residents, lawmakers and activists gathered near the scene of the slayings at Kimlau Square in Lower Manhattan to mourn, according to news […]

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Court Ruling Rebuffs De Blasio Admin Over Manhattan High-Rises

A state Supreme Court judge’s decision released Thursday could send the developers behind proposed four high-rises in Manhattan’s Two Bridges neighborhood back to square one.

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LES Groups Try to Revive Rezoning that De Blasio Admin. Rejected

Community groups and elected officials hoping to stop four high-rises planned for Two Bridges have taken the city to court. Win or lose there, they are also pursuing elements of the Chinatown Working Group rezoning plan that City Planning dismissed in 2015.

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