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A Mix of Feelings on East New York Rezoning’s 1-Year Anniversary

Victoria Edwards April 21, 2017

Thursday, April 20 marked the one-year anniversary of City Council’s approval of the East New York rezoning proposed by the de Blasio administration. Local City Councilmember Rafael Espinal, whose blessing ensured the proposal’s passage, was able to secure over $250 million in community benefits during negotiations with the administration. But in many other neighborhoods targeted for a rezoning, East New York has become a symbol for a bad deal—regarded as a top-down rezoning process with a problematic environmental review and insufficient mechanisms to combat potential residential displacement. For more, click the link below:

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