Governor's Island rezoning approved, housing vouchers to increase, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
May 28, 2021 - 10:30AM


NYC’s public housing is plagued by mold, lead paint, vermin and heat outages. Here’s what the Democratic mayoral candidates say they’ll do (Bloomberg)

The City Council on Thursday votes in favor of rezoning the south end of Governor’s Island, approving four million square feet of new development, including hotels and office space (The Real Deal)

The council also votes almost unanimously to sharply increase the value of housing vouchers provided by the city (The New York Times)

Candidates running for Manhattan borough president give their views on community boards, historic districts, and other real estate issues (West Side Rag)

The East Side Access project to connect the Long Island Rail Road with East Midtown finished “all major construction,” says Governor Andrew Cuomo (The New York Post)

An affordable housing lottery launches for seven units at 25-49 38th St. in Astoria. Rent starts at $2,433 for a one bedroom (newyorkyimby)


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