Bruckner Boulevard Rezoning Clears City Council Committee
The New York City Council Land Use Committee voted Thursday to approve a contentious rezoning proposal in the East Bronx’s Throggs Neck neighborhood. The proposal is expected to pass the full City Council next week.
Proposed by Throggs Neck Associates, a group of local property owners, and backed by Mayor Eric Adams, the rezoning would deliver four new commercial real estate buildings with 349 apartment units, including 168 income-restricted units, and a new supermarket along Bruckner Boulevard.
“New York’s housing crisis is a citywide problem that requires a citywide solution, and we need to powerfully reject the NIMBYism that should have no place anywhere in New York City,” said Deputy Mayor for Economic and Workforce Development Maria Torres Springer.
Among the proposal’s opponents was Council Member Marjorie Velazquez, who reportedly faulted the project’s exclusion of the local carpenters union and veterans housing. Both components were added, and Velazquez switched her vote to yes.
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).
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