Wall Street Journal: Rezoning Worries in South Bronx

By Josh Dawsey | October 20, 2015

The auto-repair shops on Jerome Avenue are ramshackle, but some people in the South Bronx fear the apartments that could replace them under a proposed rezoning would be too expensive for them. They are also concerned about the loss of local jobs if the garages are squeezed out.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s drive to introduce higher-density development in some of the city’s poorest sections—to increase the number of affordable apartments and improve neighborhoods—is coming under increasing scrutiny from residents.

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