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East New York

“Part of it is a little sad. I’m looking at all these statistics—the rates of rent-burdened residents, the poor housing conditions. When you see it in print, it makes it stand out and you see the severity of the situation,” one student said.

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Video: The de Blasio Rezonings, Revisited

So far, the city has approved six of the 15 rezonings Mayor de Blasio thought he’d accomplish, with one remaining on the docket. Here’s a quick video tour through the communities that have been rezoned.

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Six Down, One to Go: Where de Blasio’s Rezonings Stand

What impact have the mayor’s moves had on East New York, Downtown Far Rockaway, East Harlem, Jerome Avenue and Inwood?

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Worries About the Pace of Progress Four Years After East New York’s Rezoning

Residents, community groups and the borough president’s office are voicing their concerns over whether benefits promised to the neighborhood are being delivered–and how the COVID-19 budget crunch might affect the city’s ability to make good on the rest of the to-do list.

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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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