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Officials try to ease concerns over proposed Inwood re-zoning

August 02, 2018 - 11:39 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Two city council committees could vote Thursday to re-zone Inwood in upper Manhattan.

Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez has been telling constituents not to worry about being priced out of the neighborhood, but they're still worried.

Rodriguez said he wants to help keep longtime residents in their homes through the preservation of affordable housing, and the creation of new affordable units.

City Comptroller Scott Stringer grew up in Inwood and said he fears rezoning would drive up rent in the low income community.

Congressman Adriano Espaillat has said he will not support a plan to re-zone Inwood unless it gaurantees the creation of 5,000 apartments affordable to the people currently living in the area.