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

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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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First Signs of Progress After Far Rockaway Rezoning

The city’s announcement of a developer for one site and financing for the first phase of work at another encountered cautious optimism among neighborhood stakeholders.

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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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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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