‘Across the city, the mayor and developers are pushing rezonings and development projects that attempt to rip out the fertile roots of people and place, to wholly redefine city neighborhoods for a wealthier and whiter population.’
It is one of several 2021 races where New York’s diverse Asian community could win Council representation to reflect their growing presence in the city.
The Council pushed back a vote on the controversial proposal to Dec. 7, after a dozen councilmembers signed onto a letter raising concerns over the project’s lack of commitments to affordable housing and jobs.
Managing editor Jeanmarie Evelly talks with housing and development reporter Sadef Kully about the Flushing waterfront rezoning, where developers want to create a 29-acre waterfront special district with 1,725 apartments and other facilities.
The entire City Council is due to vote on the private rezoning application for the Queens project, which would create a 29-acre waterfront special district with nine new buildings, including 1,725 apartments and other facilities.