Public discussion over community land trusts sparks protest

By Rachel Rippetoe and Charlie May on September 25, 2018 at 9:19 am Prominent local businesswoman’s push for “self-gentrification” fuels neighborhood rift Shouting protestors drowned out the advice of bank representatives and developers at a public meeting on Sept. 6, as homeowners in Hunts Point gathered to learn about profiting off their homes amid a swath of […]

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Banana Kelly pushes for a land trust ahead of Southern Boulevard rezoning

By Rachel Rippetoe on October 1, 2018 at 10:33 am A nonprofit in Longwood is rallying residents to fight displacement amid the city’s impending rezoning. About 30 people discussed the rezoning of a 130-block area from Longwood north to Crotona Park, on either side of Southern Boulevard, at the Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association on Prospect Avenue […]

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