Posts Tagged ‘Bill de Blasio’

City Council approves East Harlem rezoning | The Real Deal

City Council approves East Harlem rezoning | The Real Deal

By Kathryn Brenzel The City Council on Thursday approved the rezoning of East Harlem, the third neighborhood to be rezoned under the mandatory inclusionary housing program. The 96-block rezoning is expected to create 1,288 affordable housing units on private sites. Under MIH, the city estimates that at least 20 to 25 percent of all new […]


In East Harlem, Another Milestone for the African Burial Ground Project | City Limits

In East Harlem, Another Milestone for the African Burial Ground Project | City Limits

By Abigail Savitch-Lew An image from an EDC Project Brochure of the African Burial Ground Memorial and Mixed-Use Project footprint The Economic Development Corporation (EDC)’s proposal to rezone the 126th Street Bus Depot to facilitate the development of an African Burial Ground memorial and a mixed-use development with housing was approved unanimously by the City […]


City Presents Comprehensive Rezoning Framework for Inwood | City Limits

City Presents Comprehensive Rezoning Framework for Inwood | City Limits

By Jarrett Murphy It will be at least another year before the discussion about whether and how to rezone Inwood reaches a conclusion. A meeting on Thursday evening, where residents roundly denounced the latest de Blasio administration proposal, suggested it will be a very long year. Representatives of the city’s Economic Development Corporation presented the […]


Inwood rezoning could increase affordable housing, improve infrastructure | Curbed

Inwood rezoning could increase affordable housing, improve infrastructure | Curbed

The city’s new action plan for the neighborhood takes a holistic approach to big changes by Zoe Rosenberg | @zoe_rosenberg The city has released its plan to rezone Inwood, the third New York City neighborhood targeted under Mayor de Blasio’s initiative to build and preserve 210,000 units of affordable housing by 2020. The rezoning is […]


Details Emerge—and Doubts Remain—About Potential Inwood Rezoning | City Limits

Details Emerge—and Doubts Remain—About Potential Inwood Rezoning | City Limits

By Abigail Savitch-Lew The Economic Development Corporation’s rezoning plans for Inwood remain controversial, but last week EDC announced it would answer a demand shared by a variety of stakeholders—a contextual rezoning for several residential parts of the neighborhood. The Inwood NYC Planning Initiative is one of about a dozen rezonings currently under consideration as part […]


04/29/17: Harlem and the Future – Preserving Culture and Sustaining Historic Character

04/29/17: Harlem and the Future – Preserving Culture and Sustaining Historic Character

The 1st Uptown Preservation Conference – HARLEM AND THE FUTURE: PRESERVING CULTURE & SUSTAINING HISTORIC CHARACTER IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM City College of New York – Aronow Theatre Cost: $10 includes lunch and a walking tour. Free for students and seniors. Tickets can be reserved […]


Large mixed-use development slated for city-owned block in East Harlem | Politico

Large mixed-use development slated for city-owned block in East Harlem | Politico

By SALLY GOLDENBERG As East Harlem prepares to undergo a sweeping rezoning that would dramatically alter its landscape, a block-long site that is home to four community gardens is slated to become a 751,000-square-foot, mixed-use development. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has selected Jonathan Rose Companies, a prolific developer of rent-regulated housing, to construct 655 […]


In wake of failed Inwood rezoning, city returns with new affordable housing pitch | The Real Deal

In wake of failed Inwood rezoning, city returns with new affordable housing pitch | The Real Deal

By Will Parker De Blasio administration wants to bring “100% affordable” apartments to the site of a library It was less than six months ago that Mayor Bill De Blasio lost a pivotal battle to rezone and redevelop a corner lot in Inwood into a residential tower with market-rate and affordable housing. But now his […]


The last affordable neighborhoods in Manhattan: ‘The air is fresher up here’ | The Guardian

The last affordable neighborhoods in Manhattan: 'The air is fresher up here' | The Guardian

Long an ignored section of New York City by outsiders, the two neighborhoods that make up northern Manhattan are attracting attention – not all of it welcome BY Rose Hackman Johnathan “Audubon” Perez, winds his way through the streets of upper Manhattan. He crosses fresh fruit vendors and men pushing carts selling fried pork. Street […]


The End of Black Harlem | NY Times

The End of Black Harlem | NY Times

Newcomers say gentrification is about wealth, not race. But that’s a distinction without a difference. By MICHAEL HENRY ADAMS I HAVE lived in Harlem for half my life — 30 years. I have seen it in all its complexities: a cultural nexus of black America, the landing place for Senegalese immigrants and Southern transplants, a […]


Affordable Housing Meeting in Inwood Draws 200 and Has to Turn Some Away | DNAinfo

Affordable Housing Meeting in Inwood Draws 200 and Has to Turn Some Away | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo INWOOD — An affordable housing workshop held by the city’s Economic Development Corp. in Inwood’s P.S. 314 Muscota New School Tuesday night drew so many people that some had to be turned away, officials said. More than 200 attendees turned up for the NYC Housing Workshop that was meant to allow neighbors […]


After a Sleepover With Mayor de Blasio, a Friendship Formed | NY Times

After a Sleepover With Mayor de Blasio, a Friendship Formed | NY Times

By NIKITA STEWART The overnight guest had brought a pie. Apple, the host recalled. It went untouched. “Nobody got a chance to eat because we were so busy talking,” the host, Katherine Wilson, 60, said. “He was talking about his wife; I was talking about my husband.” Morning came too soon. But as the guest, […]


Gonzalez: East Harlem luxury tower plan is becoming Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing test | NY Daily News

Gonzalez: East Harlem luxury tower plan is becoming Bill de Blasio's affordable housing test | NY Daily News

BY Juan Gonzalez A plan to build three luxury residential skyscrapers in East Harlem would build the tallest towers in Manhattan above 96th St. A plan to build three luxury residential skyscrapers in East Harlem is turning into a pivotal test of Mayor de Blasio’s promise to tackle the affordable housing crisis in New York. […]


Uptown Video: Interracial Relationships & the De Blasio Family

Uptown Video: Interracial Relationships & the De Blasio Family

Welcome back to the first episode of Project Bronx Season 2!! Adam tackles the subject of interracial relationships and asks Bronxites their opinions on what Mayor De Blasio’s interracial relationship means for the city. Check out: The Best of the Boogie Down: Project Bronx


Hillary Clinton talks early education, parental reading in East Harlem jaunt | NY Daily News

Hillary Clinton talks early education, parental reading in East Harlem jaunt | NY Daily News

By Annie Karni / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Hillary Clinton trumpeted the importance of early-childhood education in a visit to East Harlem on Tuesday and urged parents to sing and read to their kids. Mayor de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, also attended the event and touted their commitment to universal prekindergarten in New […]


UPinion: A New Day At The City Council

UPinion: A New Day At The City Council

By Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez (@ydanis) With the expected election of Melissa Mark-Viverito to the Speaker of the NYC Council, we are electing not only the first speaker of Latino descent, but a true leader–wholly committed to building a progressive New York City for all residents. Over her time at the city council, I have […]


And The Congregation Says…

And The Congregation Says…

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I can think of no better way to start off the New Year on this site than with the stirring poem delivered by New York City Youth Poet Laureate, Ramya Ramana, at Mayor Bill de Blasio’s inauguration ceremony. The poem, simply entitled “New York City”, is a poignant, powerful and lyrical […]


How 2013 Became The Year To Talk About Inequality | Talking Points Memo

How 2013 Became The Year To Talk About Inequality | Talking Points Memo

BY Ibrahim Khan Andrea Elliott’s masterpiece project in the New York Times documenting the tribulations of a loveable Brooklyn girl named Dasani through the unforgiving maze of social services in New York City became an instant classic. With each word in the five-part series, Elliott unmasks the countless rips in the fabric of our social safety […]


Bill de Blasio Comes Uptown For Home Stretch of Campaign

Bill de Blasio Comes Uptown For Home Stretch of Campaign

Bill deBlasio GOTV Rally in Northern Manhattan St. Jude’s Church 431 West 204th St. (Between 9th and 10th Avenues) Friday, November 1st, 2013, 7:00 PM Mark our words: Come Election Day, Uptown will come out strong for the only candidate for Mayor that has our best interests at heart, True Progressive, Bill de Blasio. This […]


OP-Led – Get Off Your Blank And Go Out And Vote

OP-Led – Get Off Your Blank And Go Out And Vote

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) My mom, a native of the Dominican Republic, has been a citizen of this country since 1989. She has not missed an election since then. Rain or shine, sun or snow, national election or local; my mom is there voting for her choice of candidates. I am not saying she is […]

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