The City Council’s zoning committee voted unanimously Wednesday against a proposal that would have massively expanded Lenox Terrace, a famed Harlem apartment complex. The vote came as a victory for tenants and community members, who have been fighting the rezoning ever since it entered the city’s public review process last August.
“This is a really important day for us,” Lenn Shebar, president of the Lenox Terrace Association for Concerned Tenants, told NY City Lens. “We’re a small tenants’ association, with a small budget. And yet we’ve been able to come together and beat the goliath.”
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A gym full of angry Queen’s residents greeted Mayor Bill de Blasio with boos Wednesday night at a Town Hall meeting at JHS 190 Russel Sage in Forest Hills. Attendees had plenty of questions and even more complaints. One man was even escorted out when he told de Blasio he was the worst mayor New York City has ever had.
People were upset about several issues, including plans to open a new men’s homeless shelter and a borough-based jail in Kew Gardens, public safety, parking, and accusations of racism in the public school system. The meeting was particularly contentious, and many