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As of July 7, 2010, we have suspended daily news updating on this website, and will not be adding new developments or policy and legislative debates.

PlanNYC, a student-run website based at NYU’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, has proudly served New Yorkers for five years. During that time, the growth of online information on land use and development issues, along with advances in technology such as RSS feeds and news alerts, have created many opportunities for New Yorkers to stay informed about housing and land use debates in the City. As a result, the daily news updating on this site has become less unique and less critical to our users.

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Midwood Rezoning

On April 5, 2006, the City Council approved the rezoning of approximately 80 blocks in Brooklyn’s Midwood neighborhood. The Department of City Planning describes the area as “predominantly residential and is generally bounded by Avenue H on the north, Ocean Avenue on the east, Avenue P and Kings Highway on the south and Coney Island Avenue on the west.” The rezoning seeks to preserve the character of the neighborhood by requiring new development to fit in with the existing buildings. In selected wide streets, the proposal will allow for higher density residential development. Prior to the City Council’s action, the Community Board and Borough President approved the proposal with some modifications.

Last Updated: February 2, 2009