Many of the defining policy storylines of today’s New York are, in one or more ways, on the plate of the Fifth Avenue Committee’s executive director, who is also on the City Planning Commission.
Some advocates are now focused on the plan’s implementation, some on making it better and others on suing the city.
Authors say that the nation’s current housing system fails communities and that political leaders must bring alternative models to scale.
Councilmember Francisco Moya, the new chair of the Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises, says his land use priorities are rooted in his Queens upbringing.
The comptroller says tens of thousands of units of affordable housing could be built on land the city controls. But HPD says that’s a hollow argument.
A report, produced by over 40 organizations, elaborates on critiques of the de Blasio administration’s neighborhood rezoning efforts and proposes a set of citywide reforms.
The lawsuit alleges that the city has failed to properly assess the potential for displacement.
Among the rezoning neighborhoods, Inwood was particularly at risk in several categories, according to a new set of metrics.
Large and small organizations have envisioned ways that, with the right resources and city policies, the city’s nascent community land trusts could come to encompass thousands of apartments.