Briefly Noted: Rezone, Privatize, Rethink + Dolphins

Briefly Noted: Rezone, Privatize, Rethink + Dolphins

Rezoning: In Bushwick Rezoning, City Should Implement Community’s Own Plan, Councilmembers Antonio Reynoso and Rafael Espinal opine in City Limits.

Public Housing:

Brooklyn Councilmember Alicka Ampry-Samuels (Chair of the Council’s Public Housing Committee) and Red Hook neighbor Julian Morales (Director of Organizing at Good Old Lowers East Side) talk about NYCHA with Manhattan Councilmember Carlina Rivera and Victor Bach, Senior Housing Policy Analyst at Community Services Society. Congresswoman Maloney tweeded this weekend against privatizing the public spaces at NYCHA properties:

How HUD Could Dismantle a Pillar of Civil Rights Law – The Department of Housing and Urban Development plans to revise the “disparate impact” rule, which could fundamentally reshape federal fair housing enforcement.  CityLab

Transit: Citi Bike offering free monthlong membership to NYCHA residents, SNAP recipients (AM NY)

What does the future hold for NYC’s Vision Zero plan? Achieving zero traffic deaths requires a radical change to how we use city streets, but there’s uncertainty as to when that day will come. (Curbed)

Police: In news unrelated to Officer Pantaleo firing –  a bit of mayhem at Marcy houses this weekend, and a good number of guns recovered in 67th Precinct:


Candidates for NYC mayor collect millions in fat checks from big-money donors — including some above legal contribution limits. “Though Adams refunded all his donations over the limit, the Brooklyn pol still scored the most big checks, taking $5,100 from 107 donors and at least $1,000 from 648 individuals,” The Daily News found.

Brooklyn Dem boss Seddio owes big bucks in deal with ‘America’s #1 Buffet and Grill’ – Daily News

In search for debate-qualifying donors, de Blasio finds help among Orthodox Jews – Politico

Animals: And finally – dolphins were spotted of Brighton Beach:


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