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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.



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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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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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