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The Department of City Planning has initiated a neighborhood study of Long Island City ahead of a possible rezoning.

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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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New Head of Zoning Subcommittee Stresses Balanced Growth, Deep Affordability

Councilmember Francisco Moya, the new chair of the Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises, says his land use priorities are rooted in his Queens upbringing.

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New Council Land-Use Chair Says Belief in Mixed Income and ‘Fair Share’ Will Shape His Tenure

Rafael Salamanca, Jr., is one of the most junior members of the New York City Council but has secured one of the most powerful posts on the body: head of the Land-Use Committee that will oversee consideration of Mayor de Blasio’s neighborhood rezonings.

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