Community members continue to oppose the development of a mixed-use apartment building in Inwood, the first planned project under Mayor de Blasio’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing rezoning plan, Manhattan Times reports.
Polish architect Bolek Ryzinski has been renovating, restoring and building across New York City for many years.
New York City Public Advocate Letitia James met with members of the Russian-speaking community in Coney Island recently, V Novom Svete reports.
City Limits reports on the group Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, which recently performed works about homelessness, then worked to help craft some specific solutions.
Community activists complain that a number of East Harlem community gardens will be eliminated as the city plans to use them to build affordable housing, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Laurie Cumbo gives BRIC TV a preview of some of the topics, such as gentrification, that are likely to be discussed at her “state of the district” event on April 25 at the BRIC House in Brooklyn.
The seventh annual home buyer’s fair hosted by Chhaya Community Development Corporation drew hundreds, including many South Asians, eager to learn how to navigate the real estate market, Desi Talk reports.
Gotham Gazette looks at East Harlem’s plans for managing rezoning, development and the introduction of affordable housing.
New York State Sen. Tony Avella and New York State Assembly member Ron Kim spoke out against the city’s proposed Flushing West rezoning plan, saying it would lead to overcrowding and more transportation problems, reports Korea Daily.
East New York’s residents want City Hall’s rezoning plan to create more affordable housing for low-income people in at least 50 percent of all new construction, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Hundreds of residents marched in Bushwick to ask the state legislature to strengthen rent control laws and eliminate legal loopholes that allow for displacement, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Two Filipino Americans tell how they managed to secure affordable housing in NYC.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s rezoning proposals passed the City Council, but concerns and objections remain, City Limits and The Riverdale Press report.
An evening of music, singing and storytelling celebrated the Bronx, and a neighborhood whose residents want to remain undeveloped, reports Hunts Point Express.
The viability of small businesses in East New York may be threatened by the city’s rezoning plan, reports City Limits.