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The Department of City Planning’s proposed rezoning of East Harlem was approved by the City Council on November 30, 2017.



East Harlem Advocates’ Shocking Demand: Could We Use the Restroom?

Hear the voices of those who want the city to reopen a comfort station that has been closed since the 70s in an area where cops write hundreds of tickets each year citing homeless people and others for public urination.

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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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A Toolkit to Fight Displacement in NYC Neighborhoods, Other U.S. Cities

Advocates from Buffalo to Brownsville and the LES to LA are voicing concerns about displacement. One local group has compiled a menu of policies to fight it.

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City Moves to Get Nonprofits’ Help Keeping Landlords on Track

The Partners in Preservation program, first mentioned in the update to the mayor’s housing plan issued in November, expects to seek nonprofit bidders by year’s end.

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