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Artists' Space Open; Mayoral Affordable Housing Questions

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GREENPOINT?The Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) began recently for Greenpoint Landing, the 10-tower megaproject coming soon to the neighborhood's waterfront. The second ULURP meeting for the project is tonight, 6:30 p.m., at the Automotive High School. [CurbedWire Inbox] UPDATE: Reps tell us the meeting wasn't actually about Greenpoint Landing, but about another unrelated project nearby on Commercial Street.

LONG ISLAND CITY?Various city officials cut the ribbon today on Spaceworks, the first of five new workspaces being built for New York City artists. This workspace, at 33-02 Skillman Avenue, includes three rehearsal rooms and a music studio, and artists can apply for cards that will allow them to rent the space. The Spaceworks program will include another 25,000 square feet of performing arts space across the city, including at the Brooklyn Public Library's Red Hook and Williamsburg branches. [CurbedWire Inbox]

NEW YORK CITY?As the mayoral election approaches, NYU's real estate researchers at the Furman Center are releasing a series of policy issue briefs on affordable housing questions facing the city's next mayor. The first question: should the next mayor commit to building or rehabilitating more affordable housing than the Bloomberg administration did? Between 2004 and 2011, the city built 42,702 new units of affordable housing and preserved another 81,404 units. [CurbedWire Inbox]