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Rezoning's Promise of Bigger Buildings Might Push People Out

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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Activists want the mayor to talk it out with neighborhood mainstays.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics; Dating in Brooklyn; Writer and Actor Jim Rash

Monday, August 05, 2013

Karen Greenberg, Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham, discusses the security concerns at US embassies abroad and what it tells us about threats to the United States. Plus: adopting young adults who are transitioning out of the foster care system to life on their own; the potential Midtown east rezoning plan; the dating scene in Brooklyn as seen through the lens of a fictional character; and actor, director, writer and producer Jim Rash on his new show on the Sundance Channel, “The Writer’s Room.”    

WNYC News

Stringer Backs Midtown East Rezoning

Thursday, August 01, 2013

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A plan to rezone Midtown Manhattan's East Side has moved another step forward, thanks to support from Manhattan Borough President and City Comptroller candidate Scott Stringer.

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School Rezoning Plan Strikes Personal Chord

Friday, October 26, 2012

A parent argues against the city's proposal to re-draw the lines for elementary schools in Park Slope, Brooklyn. She says it causes more problems than it solves.

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District 2 Parents Mull Latest Rezoning Plans

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Education Department has presented plans to rezone parts of District 2, covering Midtown East, Greenwich Village and Chelsea. Families and local residents can weigh in on the proposals later this month, ahead of the Community Education Council vote.

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City Rejects Pleas to Expedite New School in Murray Hill

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

UPDATED | One of the many overcrowding battles in Manhattan came to an unhappy conclusion for a group of Murray Hill parents after city officials rejected their proposals to open a new school a year ahead of schedule.

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City Abandons Rezoning Plans for Village and Chelsea

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

UPDATED | City officials have dropped their plans to rezone crowded public elementary schools in Greenwich Village and Chelsea after a parent council voted down their most recent plan. Instead, officials will focus on zoning in Lower Manhattan, and they plan to present a third version of a zoning plan for the new Peck Slip School.

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Scheduling Chaos at Another Queens High School

Thursday, November 17, 2011

In the news, a new Queens high school is in a state of confusion over scheduling, with students experiencing changes to their day as many as 10 times since the school year started, Gotham Schools reports. The principal of Queens Metropolitan High School said she had been working night and day to try to clear up the mess.

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District 2 Council Rejects Two Rezoning Plans

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

In a surprise move, a parent council representing much of Lower Manhattan and the Upper East Side unanimously rejected two city proposals to rezone public schools.

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More Seats for Lower Manhattan, But Not Right Away

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Nearly 200 seats will be added to an elementary school planned for Lower Manhattan, city Education Department officials announced on Tuesday, but that additional space in a neighborhood that sorely needs it will not become available until 2015.

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Zoning Plan Would Add Stability to Pair of Downtown Schools, Principals Say

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The debate over school rezoning in Lower Manhattan drew mostly opponents to a community meeting Tuesday night at P.S. 11 in Chelsea. But principals of two schools that now share a zone say the proposal to give them distinct and separate zones would make planning easier.

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Rezoning Plan for District 2 Has Many Parents Unhappy

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The third and final education council zoning committee hearing on the Department of Education's rezoning proposal for District 2 is scheduled for Tuesday night, and parents are expected to express their concerns about the affect on their property values and their disappointment that their children would no longer attend the school they had planned for.

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WNYC News

More People But Not Many More Parks

Monday, July 13, 2009

A rendering of the first part of Bushwick Inlet Park, which is expected to open next year. Greenpoint and Williamsburg residents complain the parks promised with the neighborhood

A rendering of the first part of Bushwick Inlet Park, which is expected to open next year. Greenpoint and Williamsburg residents complain the parks promised with the neighborhood's 2005 rezoning are taking too long to be built.

Mayor Bloomberg has rezoned large parts of the city to make room for population growth, but he's had a hard time creating the open space where these new residents will be able to exercise. WNYC calculated how much more open space the rezonings will provide compared to how many more residents are expected to make those places their homes. It turns out that back in the 1990s, the city developed guidelines for this ratio: all large new developments, they say, should ideally provide 2.5 acres of open space for every 1,000 residents once they are fully built out. (See page 5 of this PDF.) Taken as a whole, the rezonings fail to meet that goal. (Go here for the story we aired this morning on this topic.)

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Main Street NYC: Bowery Neighbors Seek Tighter Zoning Regs

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Doris Diether, seated, and Councilmember Alan Gerson speaking at a meeting of the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors.

Doris Diether, seated, and Councilmember Alan Gerson speaking at a meeting of the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors.

While the sputtering economy may be stalling some development ...

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