‘Rezone Us Please,’ Activists Urge City Planners. (Yes. You Read That Right)

By David Robinson The word “rezoning” inspires deep misgivings among many community groups across the city. They regard it as a Trojan Horse for new upscale housing development that will lead inevitably to gentrification and displacement of longtime neighborhood residents. But that’s not the case in my Manhattan neighborhood of Morningside Heights; here, activists are pushing reluctant City Planning officials to rezone the area. It’s … Continue reading ‘Rezone Us Please,’ Activists Urge City Planners. (Yes. You Read That Right)

MHCC Wins $1.1 million in New Resources for Morningside Heights

Late in November, after more than two years of negotiations, MHCC succeeded in getting to commit $1.1 million in funding to mitigate the impact of a proposed 40-story tower to be built on the northwest corner of the UTS campus at 122nd and Broadway. As part of the 1.1 million, UTS will give $700,000 to PA’LANTE Harlem to directly fight displacement of vulnerable tenants caused by … Continue reading MHCC Wins $1.1 million in New Resources for Morningside Heights