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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.

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Which NYC Neighborhoods Face the Steepest Displacement Threat?

According to a new report, many of the neighborhoods that show signs of deep vulnerability are where a rezoning has occurred or is in the offing. Is new density the cause or the cure of that pressure?

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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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