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With SoHo & NoHo Future In Balance, City Convenes Advisory Group With Closed-Door Meetings

With SoHo & NoHo Future In Balance, City Convenes Advisory Group With Closed-Door Meetings

A participant takes part in the second public meeting about the SoHo and NoHo planning process on February 28th. (Elizabeth Kim/Gothamist) The two public meetings held to discuss the potential rezoning of SoHo and NoHo have...

As City Considers A Potential Soho & Noho Rezoning, Original Loft Artists Push Back

As City Considers A Potential Soho & Noho Rezoning, Original Loft Artists Push Back

Participants attend an "Envision Soho Noho" event organized by city planning officials. (Photo by Elizabeth Kim) It was a Department of City Planning event that had the unexpected feel of a reunion. Billed as a workshop...

Fed-Up NYCHA Residents & Activists Disrupt Gowanus Rezoning Meeting: 'Before You Rezone, Fix Our Homes'

Fed-Up NYCHA Residents & Activists Disrupt Gowanus Rezoning Meeting: 'Before You Rezone, Fix Our Homes'

Brooklyn activists protested conditions at NYCHA during a city planning event on Wednesday night in Carroll Gardens. Venting their anger over deteriorating conditions in the city’s public housing system, Brooklyn community activists took over a city...

Developers Had City's Ear In Rezoning While Inwood Residents Were Shut Out, Emails Reveal

Developers Had City's Ear In Rezoning While Inwood Residents Were Shut Out, Emails Reveal

The Tryon Public House on Broadway off Dyckman Street sits at the south end of the Inwood rezoning district. (Sharese Ann Frederick / Flickr) When the de Blasio administration carried out its rezoning of Inwood earlier...

Newly Unveiled Bushwick Community Plan Grapples With Gentrification In A Rapidly Changing Neighborhood

Newly Unveiled Bushwick Community Plan Grapples With Gentrification In A Rapidly Changing Neighborhood

An under-construction residential development at 375 Grove Street in Bushwick, one example of out-of-character development in Bushwick cited in the Bushwick Community Plan, which was unveiled on Saturday. (Andrew Denney / Gothamist) More than four years...

'Community Corridor Challenge' To Help East New York Bodegas Attract Gentrifying Customers

'Community Corridor Challenge' To Help East New York Bodegas Attract Gentrifying Customers

A bodega in Brownsville/East New York. (quiggyt4/Flickr) East New York is slated for rezoning, a project that seems likely to attract a younger crowd with expensive tastes to the neighborhood. With that future looming, bodegas along...

Controversial Inwood Rezoning Poised To Remake An Anxious Neighborhood

Controversial Inwood Rezoning Poised To Remake An Anxious Neighborhood

Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez, who represents Inwood and Washington Heights (Gaby Del Valle / Gothamist) On July 28th, at an event called "Block Party for a Just Rezoning" Inwood resident Alex Ortega approached City Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez,...

City Council Begins Process To Rezone Inwood

City Council Begins Process To Rezone Inwood

Protesters outside City Hall this morning before the votes (Lylla Younes / Gothamist) After three years of rancorous debate and protest from local residents, the City Council is now poised to approve the de Blasio administration’s...

Some Sunset Park Locals Fear A 'Privileged Minority' Would Benefit From Industry City Rezoning

Some Sunset Park Locals Fear A 'Privileged Minority' Would Benefit From Industry City Rezoning

(Courtesy Industry City) At a meeting Tuesday in front of the City Planning Commission, developers behind Industry City in Sunset Park argued for a proposed rezoning that would bring high-end commercial development and a luxury hotel...

One Of NYC's Loveliest Pocket Parks Could Soon Be Plunged Into Darkness

One Of NYC's Loveliest Pocket Parks Could Soon Be Plunged Into Darknessgallery

Midtown pocket parks are, as the name suggests, not exactly wide open spaces—they're tucked between buildings, just hidden enough so not everyone knows about them. One of our favorite little Manhattan oases is Greenacre Park, located at...

Race, Displacement, and City Planning in NYC: A Q&A with the Editor of 'Zoned Out!'

Race, Displacement, and City Planning in NYC: A Q&A with the Editor of 'Zoned Out!'

(Andriy Prokopenko / Flickr) This week, Gothamist sat down with Hunter College urban planning professor Tom Angotti, professor of urban affairs and planning at Hunter College and an editor of Zoned Out!, a new book on...

Why Do NYC Community Boards Have So Little Power?

Why Do NYC Community Boards Have So Little Power?

(Miranda Katz / Gothamist) If you've never attended a NYC community board meeting, allow me to set the scene: they are monthly affairs often lasting as long as three hours, and are typically filled with lengthy...

De Blasio's Affordable Housing Plan Faces Angry Resistance In Northern Manhattan

De Blasio's Affordable Housing Plan Faces Angry Resistance In Northern Manhattan

Advocates rallied against de Blasio's plan in February outside City Hall. (Gothamist) Mayor de Blasio's controversial rezoning plan for affordable housing seems ever closer to becoming a reality: earlier this week, some of the toughest critics...

Williamsburg Warns East New York About Industrial-Strength Gentrification

Williamsburg Warns East New York About Industrial-Strength Gentrification

Nominal efforts to protect industry in rezoned Williamsburg and Greenpoint failed. (Runs With Scissors/Flickr) The City Council hearing yesterday ran long, so long that it had to relocate from the Council chambers across Broadway to a...

Controversial School Rezoning Plan In Gentrifying Brooklyn Wins Approval

Controversial School Rezoning Plan In Gentrifying Brooklyn Wins Approval

Members of the Farragut community sign in at last night's meeting. Several of them would reiterate their opposition to the rezoning plan (Emma Whitford / Gothamist). Last night Downtown Brooklyn's Community Education Council voted in favor...

Report: Most East New York Residents Can't Afford De Blasio's

Report: Most East New York Residents Can't Afford De Blasio's "Affordable" Housing Plan

Rooftops of East New York (via Pete of Brooklyn's Flickr) More than half of East New York's current residents won't be able to afford the "affordable" apartments proposed as part of Mayor de Blasio's $41 billion...

Brooklyn School Rezoning Battle Has Some Parents Fearing DUMBO Rich Kid Takeover

Brooklyn School Rezoning Battle Has Some Parents Fearing DUMBO Rich Kid Takeover

Last month, Farragut community members cheered for Reverend Taylor, who is in favor of pushing back the rezoning decision for two years (Emma Whitford/Gothamist) The Department of Education is standing by a rezoning proposal that would...

Housing Advocates Fear East New York Is The Next Williamsburg

Housing Advocates Fear East New York Is The Next Williamsburg

Housing advocates rallying for fair rezoning in Downtown Brooklyn this morning (Roxie Pell/Gothamist) Housing advocates say they are planning to disrupt a Department of City Planning committee meeting this afternoon—the first of many that will address...

East New York Residents Demand Relief From Gentrification's Tightening Grip

East New York Residents Demand Relief From Gentrification's Tightening Grip

Housing and union advocates gather around the stage in Highland Park (Emma Whitford/Gothamist) A celebratory mood prevailed at yesterday's rally for affordable housing in East New York's Highland Park, where hundreds of housing activists, union representatives,...

Bushwick Residents Tapped to Guide Rezoning Efforts

Bushwick Residents Tapped to Guide Rezoning Efforts

Bushwick (Jake Dobkin/Gothamist) Starting this month, Bushwick residents are invited to speak up about their concerns for neighborhood rezoning. Opinions will be heard during a series of meetings scheduled throughout the summer. This crowd-sourced effort will...

NY Times Gives Interactive Tour Showing How Bloomberg Reshaped NYC

NY Times Gives Interactive Tour Showing How Bloomberg Reshaped NYC

Mayor Bloomberg's least-favorite paper of record, the NY Times, has gone all-in on Bloomberg nostalgia this weekend, with a number of retrospective pieces looking at different aspects of his 12 years in office. Most prominent among...

Midtown East Rezoning Will Make Some Rich People Extra Rich

Midtown East Rezoning Will Make Some Rich People Extra Rich

Renderings, based on the city's February 28, 2013 presentation, created by Environmental Simulation Center for the MAS (Municipal Arts Society) It looks like the city's going full-steam ahead when it comes to getting Bloomberg's Midtown East...

More Skyscrapers Proposed In Massive Midtown East Upzoning Plan

More Skyscrapers Proposed In Massive Midtown East Upzoning Plan

The Chrysler building reflected in the Grand Hyatt. Expect more like the one on the right. We knew Mayor Bloomberg was looking to leave a big mark on Midtown before he leaves office, but damn, he's...

Will A Bigger, Taller, Rezoned Midtown Be Bloomberg's Legacy?

Will A Bigger, Taller, Rezoned Midtown Be Bloomberg's Legacy?

More like the one on the right, please. Mayor Bloomberg has made many plays over his two-and-a-half terms at leaving a lasting physical legacy, but none really worked out. The maybe-too-short One World Trade isn't really...

Columbus Avenue Businesses Fight Anti-Big Box Rezoning Plan

Columbus Avenue Businesses Fight Anti-Big Box Rezoning Plan

The city's proposal to rezone part of the Upper West Side to discourage big box chain stores and banks from proliferating will have "unanticipated consequence," according to the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District. BID Executive Director...

Bloomberg Rezoning Didn't Add Much Residential Capacity

Bloomberg Rezoning Didn't Add Much Residential Capacity

Sunset Park residents protest rezoning A new study out of NYU suggests that the city's feared and reviled rezoning efforts may not have done so much damage after all. It covers a period from 2003 to...

Not So Fast: Judge Blocks Broadway Triangle Plan

Not So Fast: Judge Blocks Broadway Triangle Plan

A day after the City Council approved to rezone a mostly industrial stretch of land on the border of Williamsburg, Bushwick and Bedford Stuyvessant, a State Supreme Court judge ordered an injunction. According to CityRoom, "It...

Council Approves Controversial Broadway Triangle Plan

Council Approves Controversial Broadway Triangle Plan

City Council approved a residential rezoning plan for the so-called Broadway Triangle — a largely industrial swath of land on the border of Williamsburg, Bushwick and Bedford Stuyvessant where developmental interests have pitted neighborhoods, religious groups,...

City Council Passes Coney Island Rezoning Plan

City Council Passes Coney Island Rezoning Plan

Photograph inside Play Land, taken last month, by lornagrl on Flickr After years of discussion, the City Council voted 44-2-1 in favor of rezoning Coney Island per the Bloomberg administration's plan for the 27-acre area, which...

Coney Island Rezoning Plan Stymied By Council Committee

Coney Island Rezoning Plan Stymied By Council Committee

mcbnyc's Flickr During an all-day public hearing to review the city's rezoning proposal for Coney Island, the City Council seemed poised to veto the plan, which would designate part of the area as parkland to create...

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