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By a 45-1 vote, the New York City Council in April 2016 approved a rezoning of a 190-block area of East New York and a 15-block area of neighboring Ocean Hill.



Memo Reveals Tensions Over City’s Plans for Broadway Junction

The memo lists the coalition’s serious concerns regarding the potential displacement of current residents around Broadway Junction, and states that they are opposed to any rezoning of the area.

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City Launches Pilot Program to Legalize Basement Apartments

‘Converting basement units into safe and legal housing is an important way to address New York City’s affordability crisis.’

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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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Max & Murphy: Rafael Espinal, Candidate for Public Advocate

At midnight on January 1, a ball dropped in Manhattan, former Public Advocate Letitia James became the state attorney general, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson became the acting public advocate, and a race to fill James’ seat that had been stewing for months came to a boil.

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