De Blasio told City Limits that he wants to see New York City-style right-to-shelter laws for people experiencing homelessness in all cities, rent regulation across the country and a path to citizenship for 12 million immigrants living in the United States without authorization.
An appeals court on Thursday sided with the de Blasio administration in one element of a tangled legal dispute over a proposed development in the Two Bridges neighborhood.
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 […]
A state Supreme Court judge’s decision released Thursday could send the developers behind proposed four high-rises in Manhattan’s Two Bridges neighborhood back to square one.
Community groups and elected officials hoping to stop four high-rises planned for Two Bridges have taken the city to court. Win or lose there, they are also pursuing elements of the Chinatown Working Group rezoning plan that City Planning dismissed in 2015.
A judge reserved judgement on cases challenging the power of the mayor to decide when a project can escape public review but kept in place a restraining order on building work.
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Two Bridges is Divided Over Responding to Change
Concerns about tenant harassment, rising rents and sudden neighborhood change frame the intense debate about the proposed development of three buildings along the East River in Two Bridges.
The mayor in 2015 set a goal of rezoning up to 15 neighborhoods in a drive to create more density and more affordable housing. Five rezonings have passed and at least three are likely to move forward in 2019.
The suit by the City Council and Manhattan Borough President is one of three possible cases involving the proposed skyscrapers.
But three members voted no, voicing objections over the plan and the process.