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97-30 64th Avenue, image from Google Maps

Permits Filed: 97-30 64th Avenue, Rego Park

During the 1930s and ’40s, Rego Park and other central Queens neighborhoods were the site of frenzied speculative residential construction, as private, market-rate builders sought to meet some of the massive demand for new apartments in…

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268 Bay Ridge Avenue (vacant lot in center), overhead shot from Bing Maps

Permits Filed: 268 Bay Ridge Avenue

In 2005, old timers in the neighborhood and the Department of City Planning, led by Amanda Burden, tried desperately to stamp out development in Bay Ridge. Virtually the entire neighborhood was downzoned, arresting the natural…

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