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The city officially kicked off public review Monday for its much-debated proposal to rezone an 82-block swath of Gowanus, Brooklyn, a process that’s been delayed for months due to a lawsuit.

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Housing in Gowanus, Brooklyn

Debate in Gowanus About Whether to Pause or Push Rezoning

The last de Blasio rezoning is moving into a public review, where the pros and cons of virtual engagement will be on display.

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Restart of City’s ULURP Process Could Save De Blasio’s Last Rezoning

Online City Planning Commission meetings and hearings will begin in August, in time to move ahead with a plan to rezone Gowanus.

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Gowanus Groups Pressing for Specifics as Rezoning Review Nears

As large real-estate deals continue to close, neighborhood stakeholders have raised some unresolved concerns.

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In Wake of Homeless Slaying, City Shelter Plans in the Spotlight

  The brutal killing last week of four men as they slept outdoors in Chinatown has put renewed attention on New York City’s homelessness crisis. At a vigil for the victims held Monday, residents, lawmakers and activists gathered near the scene of the slayings at Kimlau Square in Lower Manhattan to mourn, according to news […]

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