Posted inAffordable Housing

De Blasio’s SoHo Overhaul OK’d, Clearing Path for Affordable Housing and More Legal Artists’ Lofts

Mayor Bill de Blasio earned a late-term legacy victory Tuesday when the City Council approved a rezoning of SoHo and NoHo that could reshape the pricey neighborhoods with an eye toward creating more affordable housing.  It marked the final rezoning of de Blasio’s tenure and followed a vote last month to overhaul Brooklyn’s Gowanus with […]

Posted inDevelopment

Gowanus Housing Overhaul and Blood Center Expansion Headed for Approval After Council Strikes Deals

The City Council announced a deal Wednesday with the Mayor’s Office to reshape Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood — bringing thousands of affordable apartments and hundreds of millions of dollars for public housing repairs and other crucial infrastructure projects. Meanwhile, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, a separate agreement put a significantly scaled down-version of New York Blood […]

Posted inBrooklyn

Gowanus Redevelopment Gets Go-Ahead as de Blasio’s Team Sails Away

With nearly unanimous approval Wednesday from the City Planning Commission, the long-in-the-making rezoning of Gowanus heads to crucial negotiations between key City Council members and Mayor Bill de Blasio over the Brooklyn neighborhood’s future. The final result will be key to the de Blasio legacy: It’s the administration’s first effort to use rezoning to spur […]

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SoHo Bears Signs of Unrest After Night of Looting

SoHo showed the scars Monday morning of another night of protests against police brutality. Local residents and tourists wearing masks stopped to watch workers repair windows of high-end shops and national brands, smashed the night before. SoHo-based fashion designer and store owner Nicolas Petrou ran to his business Sunday night after seeing reports of looting […]

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Mayor’s Affordable Housing Program Struggles to Integrate New Yorkers by Income

Additional reporting by Graphics By Will Welch and Ann Choi Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. A new City Hall push to break down barriers preventing low-income New Yorkers from living in neighborhoods throughout the city highlights an “obligation to […]