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Rezoning West Harlem and Bed-Stuy; A New Alliance in Harlem

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WEST CHELSEA—Related digs a deep hole along the High Line at West 30th Street. [AFineBlog, Curbedwire Inbox]

HARLEM/BED-STUY—New zoning plans are in play in both Harlem and Bed-Stuy. Public review has started for a plan to rezone approximately 90 blocks of West Harlem in order to preserve the scale and uniqueness of its early 20th century buildings. An area around 145th Street and Broadway would be rezoned to encourage residential and industrial development. In Brooklyn, a 140-block rezoning in Bedford-Stuyvesant North was introduced to preserve the built character of the neighborhood and direct new residential growth to major commercial corridors. The proposed rezoning would also create new opportunities for permanently affordable housing and strengthen established commercial corridors, such as Broadway, Bedford and Myrtle Avenues. [Curbedwire Inbox; City Planning]

HARLEM—The 125th Street Business Improvement District, Harlem Business Alliance, Harlem Park to Park and the Aloft Harlem Hotel have cooperatively formed the Promotional Alliance of Harlem (PAH). The PAH will support and showcase Harlem's growing array of nightlife, shopping, dining, cultural destinations and neighborhood events. [Curbedwire Inbox]