Post Tagged with: "rezoning"

A courtyard in Industry City. (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Menchaca Wants Industry City Plans Put on Hold

Brooklyn, Business March 7, 2019 at 5:51 pm

Council member Carlos Menchaca is asking Industry City to delay their rezoning application for the more than 5 million square feet of land on the Sunset Park waterfront, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Sadef Ali Kully

Members of the coalition supporting the inclusion of racial-impact assessment in the environmental review process, including State Sen. Julia Salazar (at far right) and Assemblywoman Maritza Davila (in grey coat) rally on Sunday.

Proposing a Study of Racial Impact in Rezonings

Brooklyn, Housing, New York January 16, 2019 at 4:59 pm

Public officials and community advocates called on the city to include a racial impact study as part of the review conducted prior to neighborhood rezonings, report City Limits and Kings County Politics.

At the Sept. 22 unveiling of the Bushwick Community Plan. (photo by Chase Bruch via Bklyner)

Rezoning, Bushwick-style?

Brooklyn, Housing September 26, 2018 at 5:11 pm

The Bushwick Community Plan is the result of four years of planning by community members.

Protestors at the Monday night really against the Inwood rezoning. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Rodriguez Defends Rezoning Plan for Inwood

Manhattan August 8, 2018 at 4:53 pm

Before the full City Council approved the Inwood rezoning, Council member Ydanis Rodriguez offered Manhattan Times a spirited defense of the plan.

Manhattan Borough Presdient Gale Brewer with Congressman Adriano Espaillat on March 18. (Screen shot from video by Sherry Mazzocchi and Michael Scully via Manhattan Times)

Espaillat’s Walking Tour of Inwood

Business, Housing, Manhattan, Real Estate March 23, 2018 at 3:21 pm

Inwood resident Congressman Adriano Espaillat gave a walking tour of the area on March 18, pointing out lots that could be developed for affordable housing, reports Manhattan Times.

The Bedford-Union Armory in brooklyn. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Rezoning Criticized in Neighborhoods of Color

Brooklyn, Housing December 4, 2017 at 5:14 pm

Anti-gentrification activists question the city’s decision to transform Brooklyn’s Bedford-Union Armory into a recreational center, a controversy that adds to the one created by the rezoning of East Harlem, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. (far back) presides at hearing on the Jerome Avenue rezoning plan.
(Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

In the Bronx, Complaints About Jerome Ave. Rezoning

Bronx, Business, Housing November 7, 2017 at 2:45 pm

City plans to rezone the Jerome Avenue corridor were challenged at a hearing held by Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., reports Norwood News.

(Screen shot from "East Harlemites talk Rezoning")

A Confusing ‘No’ Vote on East Harlem Rezoning

Housing, Latino, Manhattan June 22, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Amid chaos and opposition, the city’s plan for rezoning East Harlem was voted down by Community Board 11, with the condition that task force recommendations be adopted. For some, the voting process raised questions, and they remain worried about the changing face of El Barrio, and its affordability in the future, reports City Limits.

East New York residents speak to City Limits about their concerns regarding the mayor's rezoning plan. (Image via City Limits)

East New York Residents on Rezoning, A Year Later

Brooklyn, Government, Housing June 16, 2017 at 5:25 pm

In videos produced by City Limits, East New York residents voice their hopes and concerns more than a year after the neighborhood became the first to be rezoned under the mayor’s affordable housing plan.

Hank Prussing's mural, The Spirit of East Harlem (via @ManhattanCB11)

Facing Change in El Barrio

Housing, Latino April 6, 2016 at 12:20 pm

Gotham Gazette looks at East Harlem’s plans for managing rezoning, development and the introduction of affordable housing.

New York State Assembly member Ron Kim (far right) and state Sen. Tony Avella (at the microphone) are urging for the reservation of the Flushing West neighborhood redevelopment plan. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Flushing West Plan Needs More Study, Say Lawmakers

Housing, Politics, Queens April 4, 2016 at 6:11 pm

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 residents demonstrate in Brooklyn to demand to be included in the affordable housing plan. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

East New York Residents Ask that Rezoning Benefit the Poor

Brooklyn, Government, Housing April 4, 2016 at 11:44 am

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.

A lot slated fro development in Riverdale (Photo via The Riverdale Press)

After Rezoning, What Next?

Bronx, Housing, New York March 23, 2016 at 4:05 pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s rezoning proposals passed the City Council, but concerns and objections remain, City Limits and The Riverdale Press report.

Mary Ulloa serves lunch to seniors at the La Familia Adult Day Center on Fulton street in Brooklyn (photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Supporting Small Biz in East New York

Brooklyn, Business, Housing March 9, 2016 at 4:55 pm

The viability of small businesses in East New York may be threatened by the city’s rezoning plan, reports City Limits.

New York Law School's Ross Sandler & HPD's Vicki Been (Phoebe Rosen for NYLS via Gotham Gazette)

Responding to Criticism of Rezoning for Affordable Housing

Government, Housing, New York November 18, 2015 at 3:55 pm

Vicki Been, commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, said the city’s affordable housing plan was on track despite mixed community response to rezoning proposals, Gotham Gazette reports.