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East Harlem Community Members Emphatically Reject Rezoning Plan

East Harlem community members emphatically reject rezoning plan

By Karla Reyes Jun 21, 2017 East Harlem community members and activists stormed the stage four hours into Manhattan Community Board 11’s meeting last night discussing a major rezoning proposal. Instead of a straight “no” vote, the board voted against rezoning on the condition that certain stipulations be met such as increasing the “affordable” housing…

El Barrio No Se Vende: East Harlem Residents Say NO to Racist Rezoning!

El Barrio No Se Vende: East Harlem Residents Say NO to Racist Rezoning!

“One who has not experienced gentrification does not know how harmful that may be to the Puerto Rican people.” — Oscar López Rivera Rezoning low-income communities of color is about much more than “just the facts.” It transcends statistics, analysis, and policy – however “participatory” the planning process may appear. Indeed, encouraging massive increases in…

Help Us Save East Harlem! Tell CB 11 to Just Say No to Up-Zoning!

Help Us Save East Harlem! Tell CB 11 to Just Say No to Up-Zoning!

We are calling on all past and present residents of El Barrio and our housing allies to join us in objecting to Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s plan to gentrify our community. Up-zoning to allow 30-35 story market-rate buildings with only a handful of “affordable” apartments (that are NOT affordable to low-income residents)…

East Harlem Residents Face the Beast of Urban Renewal – Again

East Harlem Residents Face the Beast of Urban Renewal – Again Must They Do So Alone?

Must They Do So Alone? Op-ed by Lynn Ellsworth Summer is here.  While the Indivisible activists make calls against Trump, while urbanists lament that East Midtown seems doomed to become Dubai, and while the elite of NYC plan summer retreats to the beach, another a tragedy has been unfolding uptown among people in East Harlem:…