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Gowanus Could Become More Diverse After Rezoning, Racial Impact Study Finds

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SoHo’s Big Test: Can Lower Rents Lure Back Stores and Tourists?

As the city’s economic reopening accelerates, the future of retail in Manhattan — especially in key business and tourist areas — remains unclear. Some clues of what’s to come might be found in a shop that specializes in slime.

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De Blasio Bets Legacy on SoHo and Gowanus Overhauls as He Mounts Last Land Stand

City Hall says rezoning the Manhattan and Brooklyn neighborhoods would bring crucial affordable housing, while opponents warn of overcrowding. The projects headline the mayor’s final-year pandemic push to change the face of the city.

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Eric Adams’ Campaigns and Nonprofit Reaped Big Bucks from Lobbyists and Developers Seeking Help

In recent years leading up to his mayor run, the Brooklyn borough president netted up to $322,750 in contributions from favor-seekers — including some banking on the controversial Gowanus rezoning plan, THE CITY found.

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Queens Elevator Company Pushes Button on New Zoning Option in Bid to Keep Manufacturing Jobs in NYC

Developers can now apply for a special permit that allows some commercial buildings to gain offices and retail — as long as industrial space is set aside. Here’s how that’s playing out for a longtime manufacturer in Long Island City.

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In Ritzy SoHo, a Crusade to Open the Door to Affordable Housing

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 300,000-unit program has yet to yield a single new low-cost apartment in Manhattan’s wealthiest neighborhood.

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Queens Neighborhood Fights for Bigger Single-Family Homes, Bucking U.S. Trend

Local pols embrace single-family zoning in Kew Gardens Hills, even as it falls by the wayside amid an affordable housing crunch in NYC and beyond.

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Court Knocks Out Building Block of Lower East Side Stacked Tower

Local opponents of the Two Bridges project hope setback for developer will buy them time to limit skyscrapers on the waterfront.

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