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When NIMBYs attack: Why CoJo's master plan won't fly

7 days ago   |   By The Real Deal New York

Corey Johnson's comprehensive planning bill will never pass, for the same reason all such bills never pass: It dilutes the power of neighborhood cranks and naive ideologues to stop new housing. Predictably, a coalition of the city's leading NIMBY groups blasted the City Council speaker's proposal Thursday as a “top-down approach that would leave communities with even less democratic control over massive city rezonings” than they have now. Well, yes. That is exactly the point.
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