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De Blasio housing plans face broad grassroots opposition

By Emily Ngo   emily.ngo@newsday.com December 20, 2015

This time, it’s not powerful forces in Albany fighting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s housing agenda. It’s voices from communities throughout the city.

For the first time in his two-year-old mayoralty, de Blasio is facing broad-based grassroots resistance, which has coalesced against major components of his plans for creating 200,000 affordable housing units in 10 years.

New Yorkers Demand City End 'Backdoor Deals,' Hold Developers Accountable

By Danielle Tcholakian | December 16, 2015 6:56pm @danielleiat

BOWLING GREEN — The city can't keep giving away subsidies and tax breaks to developers if it is not equipped to hold them accountable for affordable housing and other promises made in exchange, community leaders and residents said Wednesday at a City Planning Commission hearing.

Want your wish granted? Then, participate.

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD of AM-NY

November 10, 2015

In the bureaucracy that is NYC government, individual residents and their wish lists often get lost.

Now, those wishes can be granted. Would you want a playground or new technology at your child's school? Are you interested in a dog run in the park, a fixed roof for the library, or upgrades to a senior center? What about better street lighting, sidewalks, or wheelchair ramps?

Tenants Protest Housing Plan

BY DANIEL FITZSIMMONS

PUBLISHED OCT 27, 2015 AT 11:00 AM (UPDATED OCT 29, 2015) - Straus Media

Public housing residents marched five blocks south to Gracie Mansion last week with a message for Mayor Bill de Blasio: hands off our land.

The residents were protesting a recently unveiled plan to build a mixture of affordable and market rate housing on playground space at Holmes Towers on East 93rd Street and First Avenue, where they live.

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