City Limits: LES Groups Try to Revive Rezoning that De Blasio Admin. Rejected

SubD of CWG

CWG/A map from the Chinatown Working Group plan showing ‘subsection D,’ the focus of a new rezoning push.

By , City Limits logo
July 24, 2019

As Two Bridges community groups and the City Council wait for the Manhattan Supreme Court decision over the contentious proposal for four waterfront towers, some community organizations have filed a rezoning application with the Department of City Planning.*

This month, community groups Tenants United Fighting for the Lower East Side (TUFF-LES), CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities and Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES) filed a rezoning application with DCP reviving a portion of an older community rezoning plan for Chinatown and Lower East Side.

“It was a strategy we developed two and a half years ago. It’s based on the Chinatown Working Group. So it’s kind of exciting to plan and see it come to fruition this way. It has all been very deliberate. This is not by luck,” said Melanie Wang, Chinatown Tenant Union Lead Organizer for CAAAV…

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