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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.

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

From Voices of New York: community news outlets across the city report on the killing of four homeless men in Chinatown last week, and on the de Blasio administration’s ongoing attempts to reform the shelter system.

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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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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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