‘Zoned Out! Race, Displacement and City Planning in New York City’ Book Launch

Posted on: December 12th, 2016 at 5:17 am by
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Here’s a timely book launch and panel discussion addressing the recent real estate concerns of the neighborhood vis-a-vis rezoning.

“Zoned Out! Race, Displacement and City Planning in New York City” was written as a response to the City’s zoning policies, stating that they have encouraged racial segregation, gentrification and displacement in neighborhoods such as the LES and Chinatown. The talk is presented in part by the Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side, and hosted by the Abrons Art Center and Henry Street Settlement.

Per the press release:

In the face of over-development, unbridled gentrification, the ripping apart of our neighborhoods, and the decimation of our rich cultural heritage, it is imperative to understand how this is happening, why this is happening and what can be done. ZonedOut! is a road map to this understanding. The time is more than ever to fight for the soul of NYC and save what is left of our quickly disappearing neighborhoods.

Panelists include Tom Angotti, Samuel Stein, Sylvia Morse, Jei Fong, and Louise Velez. The launch is tonight, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street). It’s free and open to the public. RSVP here. More details about the book and its contributors can be found here.

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