All that’s left is a vote by the full City Council, and Mayor de Blasio will have achieved his sixth neighborhood rezoning.
The commission has already voted to approve it, but in a detailed report on the plan, it responds to pleas by the community board and borough president for changes to the Staten Island rezoning.
Members of the Staten Island Housing Dignity Coalition say they still want answers to their critiques of the city’s rezoning proposal for Bay Street.
Jarrett Murphy and Marc Bussanich |
Published on Jun 29, 2017
The Make the Road New York organizer talks about the neighborhood around the Bay Street corridors, the planning process so far and how the North Shore’s working class communities of color fit in to the long-standing tensions between the Island and the four other boroughs.
A thriving art scene has developed where history, water and culture meet on the borough’s North Shore.
In areas affected by the looming Bay Street rezoning, advocates are pushing the city to include more housing in some areas, and more open space in others.
The mayor’s housing and rezoning plan could trigger tenant harassment and displacement, so the city is funding teams of tenant specialists to assist renters in affected areas. Some local advocates cheer the purpose but question the program.