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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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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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Pilot Program to Legalize Some Basement Homes Takes Shape in E. New York

Tenants in illegal basement and cellar apartments typically have no lease and limited rights while living in substandard conditions.

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City Launches Online Tracking Tool for Rezoning Commitments

There will be new tabs added to this tracker before the mayor is done, but it’s not easy to say how many.

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New York City’s Biggest ‘Food Swamps’

Scientists used to think ‘food deserts’ were linked to severe health risks, like obesity. But it turned out the existence of food swamps more accurately predicts obesity rates.

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