The recommendation is non-binding and doesn’t kill the proposal, but sends a strong message of disapproval.
Only two New City Council districts cross borough lines, and only the 8th district spanning Manhattan and the Bronx actually crosses a river—in this case, the Harlem River—to do so. But it’s the current politics, not the water features, that make it an interesting place.
The City Planning Commission approved the city’s proposal to redevelop a bus depot on 126th Street into a memorial and mixed-use housing complex.
The forum in the 8th district suggested the race is among three Democrats with different degrees of alignment with the current Council member, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.
Brewer expressed concerns about a lack of sufficient preservation strategies in the city’s rezoning plan, but has yet to take a position on whether she will support any kind of rezoning.
After some questioned the validity of last week’s vote, Manhattan Community Board 11 officially adopted the voting results of last week, and also approved with conditions the redevelopment plan for the 111th Street ballfields.
What exactly did the board vote on? And was the vote even valid? To the best of our knowledge, here’s where things stand.
The board’s vote against the city’s proposal included the caveat that they’d accept a better rezoning that met certain conditions, but many protestors said there should be no rezoning at all.
Abigail Savitch-Lew and Camille Padilla, Reporter (El Diario) |
El Diario and City Limits jointly present a video on what some East Harlemites know about the mayor’s proposed rezoning and how they feel about changes in their neighborhood .
With less than two weeks notice and no community notification, the East Harlem community board changed the date of a key meeting that will inform the board’s ultimate vote on the city’s proposed rezoning of East Harlem.