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The Department of City Planning has begun a neighborhood study of Gowanus ahead of a possible rezoning.



Industry, NYCHA and Flooding are Areas of Concern as Gowanus Moves Toward Rezoning

A long, multifaceted public-engagement process produced a planning framework with many positives and few surprises for neighborhood advocates. But two areas of concern remain.

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Gowanus Planning Framework is Out

‘We believe this framework gets the balance right for thoughtful growth with truly shared benefits.’

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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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