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The Downtown Far Rockaway rezoning was approved by City Council on September 7, 2017.

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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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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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Can Downtown Far Rockaway Model Development Without Displacement?

Six months after the passage of the Downtown Far Rockaway rezoning, long-dormant real-estate forces are rapidly cranking up.

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