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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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City Must Tackle Barriers to Career-Track Jobs in Construction, Advocates Say

The De Blasio administration has expanded partnerships with unions and amped up construction safety requirements, but advocates say the city could go farther to ensure low income residents access real careers in the industry.

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Call for Crackdown on ‘Rent Fraud’ in Rezoning Neighborhoods

Rent-stabilized tenants made a lot of policy wins last year, but advocates say there’s still more the state and city could do to fight rent overcharges in rent-stabilized apartments.

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Worries About Whether City is Keeping Tabs on Development in East New York

The city says it’s committed to maximizing the creation of affordable housing in East New York, but local advocates wonder whether its efforts are sufficient.

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With De Blasio Rezonings, City’s Scarce Industrial Land Becomes Scarcer

Industry and neighborhood advocates have concerns about the continuing conversion of industrial land to residential land, but the administration says it is carefully striking balance of ranging city priorities.

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