Here’s the Proposed Rezoning for Park Slope’s Schools


Last night the Department of Education and the District 15 Community Education Council presented the proposed new school zoning to Park Slope parents. The colors in the map above (click to enlarge!) show the current school zoning, and the lines show the proposed zoning. The proposed zoning accounts for a new K-5 school at the Thomas Aquinas building on Eighth Street and Fourth Avenue and the currently under-construction P.S. 133, on 4th Avenue and Butler. About 10 blocks located in the southwest corner of the P.S. 321 zone will shift into the new school district. And some southern and western chunks of the P.S. 107 zone will shift over to P.S. 10. Carrie Marlin from the DOE told the crowd that the proposed changes are for the 2013-14 school year. The rezoning will significantly alleviate the overcrowding at each school; P.S. 321 is currently at 128 percent utilization and P.S. 107 is at 158 percent utilization. This is the first rezoning for District 15, so as CEC 15 President Jim Devor said, “We must confront many of our needs in one plan, since a rezoning doesn’t happen that often.”

Parents brought up a number of issues at the public hearing. Many parents were angry that children who are not living in the school zone are allowed to attend the school. (P.S. 321 Principal Liz Phillips told the crowd they do their best to enforce that, but a student is legally allowed to attend P.S. 321 if they start there as a kindergartner and then leave the zone.) A father, Philippe Verfaillie, said: “We played by the rules… We bought in the zone because we wanted to be in the zone.” Another woman pointed out that the Park Slope blocks rezoned out of P.S. 321 are the most racially diverse in the neighborhood. Other parents expressed aggravation at the process itself, saying there was not enough notice for the meeting and that 45 days is not enough for a public comment period. Public comments will be accepted on the matter until late November before the Community Education Council votes. It’s also worth noting that the CEC and DOE cannot reach an agreement about an affirmative action plan at new school PS 133, detailed this week in the NY Times. Devor said that the CEC is waiting for the DOE to guarantee a diversity policy for admissions at P.S. 133 before they vote to rezone. More specifics on P.S. 133 are coming soon. As Principal Phillips, who supports the rezoning, said of the whole proposal: “It’s not the ideal solution — there is no ideal solution. It’s the permanent solution.” Read more details from the hearing over at DNAinfo and The New York Times.
DOE Looks to Rezone Popular Park Slope Schools [Brownstoner]

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  • I don’t understand why they left PS 124 out of the mix. If you look at their zone, half of it is in the industrial manufacturing zones around 2nd avenue and the Gowanus.

  • Looks like the new school will be small but has most of the new condo buildings covered.

  • There is actually an easy solution to all of this but I’m sure that will bring about as many complaints. Simply make the new school Lower 321 for pre-K to 2nd grade, and put 3-5 grade in PS 321′s current building. Voila – overcrowding ended, no zones redrawn, no unfairness to people who bought and thought they were getting another school. Well, some PS 107 families might now go to 321 lower instead, but it’s hard to argue they are really harmed.

    Frankly, I think the new proposed school will be excellent, just like 452 on the UWS is (which takes overflow from highly regarded PS 87). But if parents really are terrified at the prospect, just make it the “lower” school.

    • The principal of the new school is currently a vice principal at 321, and principal Phillips has promised to provide ongoing support and guidance. So, I think you’re right that the new proposed school will be excellent. It will probably be overcrowded within a year.

    • Works like a charm at PS230 in Kensington which is also in District 15, and a very good school, so it isn’t as if they have never heard of the concept.

  • 45 days is not enough time for a comments period? Is that parent kidding? If you can’t figure out what your comments are within 45 days then perhaps your child shouldn’t be at PS 321.

  • Looks good. I’m sure those breeding engines inside those glassy condos on 4th ave are running full tilt – so probably not a moment too soon.

  • psloper: the new school has a small zone because it’s going to accept kids both in and out of zone, supposedly.

    at a glance, it seems like a decent plan. you can’t please everyone, but the overcrowding needs to be addressed.

  • -When do these changes go into effect?
    -Will the new school start off k-5 right away or will the grades phase in?
    -An affected 321 family has a younger sibling getting ready to enter K. Will they be allowed to enroll in 321 with their older sibling or will they be forced to attend the new school?

  • @runjoe:

    -2013-14 school year
    -I believe the new school will accept kids from District 15 and other districts as well, so it will start as k-5 right away.
    -Kids who get pushed out of their zone but still have siblings in that zone would be given first priority for admission

    • Interesting. ” will accept kids from District 15 and other districts as well”.

      Word of advice then for any district 13 families(FG/CH parents, this means you). Now is your chance!!! If you don’t like your current situation, then you need to jump all over this.

      Whether or not the new school will be better/worse than 321 is kinda irrelevant to D13 parents, as I sure this new school will be better than anything D13 has to offer.

    • Interesting. ” will accept kids from District 15 and other districts as well”.

      Word of advice then for any district 13 families(FG/CH parents, this means you). Now is your chance!!! If you don’t like your current situation, then you need to jump all over this.

      Whether or not the new school will be better/worse than 321 is kinda irrelevant to D13 parents, as I sure this new school will be better than anything D13 has to offer.

  • they could always move back to Manhattan.

  • cgan that is an excellent solution

  • cgan that is an excellent solution

  • cgfan: the only problem with that solution i can see is it would be quite a haul for those on the eastern part of the zone to the new school. but making 321 the lower school would probably work fine.

  • Ms Phillips is concerned about 1 thing – her job. She really is a joke as an educator but she is an A-1 bureaucrat. Which means she doesn’t want waves. Which is why I am surprised that she allowed a re-zoning that will undoubtedly make 321 even more rich and white. Miscalculation probably based on the historical influence of upper PS on 321.
    If these parents want to stop, delay or have more say in this re-zoning a simple lawsuit (surely one of the parents works at a law firm) would do it.
    If a white shoe law firm is willing to sue pro-bono to eliminate a bike lane on PPW and Dan Goldstein can hold back a billion dollar development for years, surely the rezoning out of virtually all the Hispanic and lower income students from one of the wealthiest and whitest elementary schools in Brooklyn can get a reasonable hearing.
    Where is the 5th Ave Committee on this? (virtually all their constituency lives below 5th) They must have lawyers on retainer.

    • I’ve had kids at 321 continually for the last decade and I have had many interactions with Liz Phillips over the years. She is a dedicated educator and we are lucky to have had her stewardship as principal.

      I have haggled with Liz over the the new condo developments as early as 2008 when I warned her that this was going to be a ticking time bomb in the making for the school. In my experience, if anything, Phillips has been as dismayed if not more so than anyone else about the diminishing economic and racial diversity at 321. The last thing she wants is for the school to be more monochromatic, which is why she didn’t want to rezone an area that was historically more diverse and lower income, why she turned a blind eye at people from outside the zone getting their kids in by hook or crook, and why she kept waivers in place for as long as she could.

      The portion of Park Slope you’re talking about has already seen a dramatic drop in black and hispanic residents over the last decade. The whole of Park Slope has gotten dramatically richer. Several developers built condos at the edges of the 321 zone in order to get the boost for real estate values. Those are the blocks that are being rezoned. While I take some perverse pleasure in contemplating the outcry were the plan to have called for rezoning 8th through the park, it really wouldn’t be the right thing to do in light of the new construction that have fueled the overpopulation.

      Even as the school has burst at the seams, it’s still a welcoming and wonderful place for its students. Phillips has taken a public, smart and principled stance against high stakes testing when she didn’t need to. Anybody who knows her at all knows she cares very much about her school and her teachers.

      You are wrong in your characterization.

  • That means overcrowding from day 1.

  • That means overcrowding from day 1.

  • brklymind, my kids went to 321 for several years. I’m not going to cheer lead for Ms. Phillips because I actually had very little interaction with her. Sure she reads great poems over the loud speaker every morning and stands outside smiling and talking to parents. That’s principals do.

    You seem to imply that Ms. Phillips WANTS a whiter, richer student body and that she is willfully playing a role in disenfranchising minority and poor students. I just don’t see that as the case.

    For years now, the number of the minority and poor students coming from this ‘disenfranchised’ area has been dwindling. Despite these dwindling numbers, she has managed to maintain a ‘relatively’ diverse student body. How did she do this? By exercising her power to grant waivers to basically whoever she wants. I suspect that as the student body starts to look more and more lily white, that she will exercise her ‘power’.

  • brklynmind: I don’t see what you are so exercised about. These are zoned, neighborhood schools. Such schools reflect the makeup of the neighborhood demographic. If 321 is becoming richer and whiter that’s only because the neighborhood is. That’s just change. Neighborhoods can change in all kinds of directions. Maybe Liz Phillips cares more about the quality of education at 321 than the demographics of the student population. The school has done more than any other in the area to accommodate as many kids as possible. Why should it be criticized when it, and everyone, realizes the overcrowding has to end?

  • No I am not at all saying that is Ms Phillips intent – she is a bureaucrat – she wants what is easiest.

    My guess is that historically the most active and well known (to her) parents come from upper Park Slope – so when the rezoning was proposed, they had her ear and said effectively – ‘we got to keep all those big buildings from getting in here’ (could easily have just lopped off everything south of…x street – which would have cut across lower and upper PS).
    Ms Phillips (seeing this as the easiest path) likely agreed (new people and poorer minorities are less likely to protest).

    BUT THAT was the miscalculation I am referring. No one is going to care all that much about $600,000 condo owners being upset, but on a macro level, on a demographic level – cutting out longer-term residents below 5th will significantly affect the demographics of the ZONED PS321 – making it significantly whiter and significantly richer ($2M brownstones > $600,000 condo) – so the optics are bad.

    This provides a good avenue for protest, lawsuit and general agitation. Hence this could prove to NOT be the path of least resistance.
    I also do not think that Ms Phillips can waive in outside (read minority/poorer students) to be a publicly palatable solution – nor do I suspect Ms. Phillips will want to be in a position to have to defend her exercising this “power” at her sole discretion.

    So to be clear I dont think Ms, Phillips is trying to get a richer and whiter school, ultimately the only concern a bureaucrat like her has – is self -preservation – which is why I think she made a miscalculation in advocating a re-zoning that will make an already ‘elite’ school (i.e. rich and white) – more so.
    Hope that is clear.

  • Dandelion – if you think Ms Phillips main concern is the “quality of the education”, then you nothing about NYC Public Schools in general and Ms. Phillips in particular.

  • Not sure why brklynmind has such an axe to grind re – Liz Phillips, but calling her a UFT hack who cares only about her job doesn’t really make sense. As a parent who has been involved in the PTA for years, here are just my own observations:
    For years she’s attended every one of the numerous schoolwide events that go on after hours, she also attends the majority of the many PTA subcommittee meetings (for diversity, green and healthy, math club etc etc.), always making cogent, helpful contributions. I regularly see her walking to 321 around 7am, leaving after 4 or 5. Years ago, one of my kid’s classmates had to get dropped off before the school doors opened in the AM, as the mom had to be at work very early – Ms. Phillips would see the boy sitting at Connecticut Muffin and bring him inside. Another classmate, a first-grader, had a parent die very suddenly and unexpectedly, and Ms. Phillips was there at the wake, and not just for a few minutes either. She always responds to parents when they have a question or issue. I’m sure many 321 parents can offer similar stories. Ms. Phillips’ schedule is simply too exhausting for someone who doesn’t have any drive beyond their own self-interest.
    I don’t want to start a whole back-and-forth, but I’ve been on a bunch of 321 PTA subcommittees over the years and saw firsthand how hard the principal works. She makes it her job to stay aware of every aspect of her school. Don’t think she deserves bashing for all that.

    And as for the rezoning – why would anyone bother to sue if, as seems likely, the new school is going to be excellent? It is unfortunate for 321 that it is losing the southwest part of its zone but don’t see how it can be avoided – that’s where the new school is, and the high density residential on 4th ave. is what stretched the zone beyond its pop. limit.

  • Not sure why brklynmind has such an axe to grind re – Liz Phillips, but calling her a UFT hack who cares only about her job doesn’t really make sense. As a parent who has been involved in the PTA for years, here are just my own observations:
    For years she’s attended every one of the numerous schoolwide events that go on after hours, she also attends the majority of the many PTA subcommittee meetings (for diversity, green and healthy, math club etc etc.), always making cogent, helpful contributions. I regularly see her walking to 321 around 7am, leaving after 4 or 5. Years ago, one of my kid’s classmates had to get dropped off before the school doors opened in the AM, as the mom had to be at work very early – Ms. Phillips would see the boy sitting at Connecticut Muffin and bring him inside. Another classmate, a first-grader, had a parent die very suddenly and unexpectedly, and Ms. Phillips was there at the wake, and not just for a few minutes either. She always responds to parents when they have a question or issue. I’m sure many 321 parents can offer similar stories. Ms. Phillips’ schedule is simply too exhausting for someone who doesn’t have any drive beyond their own self-interest.
    I don’t want to start a whole back-and-forth, but I’ve been on a bunch of 321 PTA subcommittees over the years and saw firsthand how hard the principal works. She makes it her job to stay aware of every aspect of her school. Don’t think she deserves bashing for all that.

    And as for the rezoning – why would anyone bother to sue if, as seems likely, the new school is going to be excellent? It is unfortunate for 321 that it is losing the southwest part of its zone but don’t see how it can be avoided – that’s where the new school is, and the high density residential on 4th ave. is what stretched the zone beyond its pop. limit.

  • No axe to grind…just being honest (and being a bureaucrat in one of the largest bureaucracies you’ll ever see doesn’t make her a “bad” person)

    petunia – the reason people would sue is twofold.
    First – no one knows if the new school will (or wont) be excellent (for that matter 321 isnt all that great) and
    Second – and most important – property values. Like I said 321 isn’t so great (given the kids) but it is a ‘brand’ and people pay hundreds of thousands of dollars MORE to live in 321. Most people I know aren’t that happy to have that kind of $ swept away by a bureaucrats pen (even if it proves temporary until the new school develops a brand).

    • I just don’t agree. School zones change when neighborhoods change. People on the west part of the 321 zone have known about a rezoning possibility for years. Anyway, nothing is certain with NY real estate or school. Those are the breaks.

      And you certainly do have an axe to grind. I don’t know Liz Phillips personally but I have seen her level of involvement and dedication over the years and, whether you agree with her views/approach or not, to say that she merely “wants what is easiest” is completely belied by the facts and is offensive.

  • No axe to grind…just being honest (and being a bureaucrat in one of the largest bureaucracies you’ll ever see doesn’t make her a “bad” person)

    petunia – the reason people would sue is twofold.
    First – no one knows if the new school will (or wont) be excellent (for that matter 321 isnt all that great) and
    Second – and most important – property values. Like I said 321 isn’t so great (given the kids) but it is a ‘brand’ and people pay hundreds of thousands of dollars MORE to live in 321. Most people I know aren’t that happy to have that kind of $ swept away by a bureaucrats pen (even if it proves temporary until the new school develops a brand).

  • Petunia: I agree on all points. Since the new residential developments are what has pushed the numbers over the top at 321, why isn’t it imminently reasonable for that area to be rezoned? It’s absurd that that 321 has had to absorb hundreds of students in areas where almost none lived before.

    brklynmind: I’d say that historically the vast majority of parents have come from “upper Park Slope” because it was much more densely residential than west of 5th. It certainly seems legitimate to keep in the zone, the area that covers the vast majority of the zone historically.

  • Let’s begin with I am not white.
    But I am confussed with all the raical comments.
    This is a neighborhood school, the student raical ratio is a reflection of the neighborhood. You don’t see poeple compaining about Sunset Park schools don’t enough white kids.
    So, it is OK to have schools that have 90% minirity kids but not OK to have a school that has 80% white?

  • Its even better if you throw around the term “lily white”. Like one poster did. You know, the equivalent of “tar black”. Thats ok right?

    Poor kids.

  • I think dandelion and petunia misinterpret my posts. I am not advocating any position or zone, just observing the details of the dispute.

  • Dandelion – the people on the west end of 321 didnt know the probable area of rezoning anymore than the people on the east end of 321. Its not like no one lived West of 5th before 2005; the re-zoning could just have easily have been done north/south as it is being proposed east/west – so a caveat emptor argument really doesn’t work.

    As for Ms Phillips – I do know her – and if you have a different opinion, that’s great. I don’t – and it isnt one of bad/good, all I am simply saying is she is a bureaucrat (and concerned with bureaucrat issues) , the world is filled with that (as are bureaucracies), if that is offensive to you, you must be offended on a constant basis.

  • Our whole educational system is so jacked up! All based on real estate. In the city it based on your neighborhood zone at least until High School and then if you haven’t gotten the basics you can’t get into one of the better High Schools. In the suburbs it’s the real estate taxes. Do the children of the economically disadvantaged really have a fighting chance at good education?

    • You can apply to other city schools outiside your zone starting at the middle school level. Plus you can go to better-ranked elementary schools than PS321 by renting or buying in neigborhoods considerably cheaper than Park Slope.

      • Middle school is kind of too late to offer choices outside of your zone. I am not just talking about Park Slope here. I am talking about Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge, etc… I am certain that one might be able to find an apartment easily in Bensonhurst for the same rent that they might have to pay in ENY but it is a fact that people are often discriminated against in finding housing.

        • I have children at 321 and 30 percent of each class has moved out to the ps321 zone and still have their children attend the school. Simply make a requierement that if you move out of the zone so doeS your child from the school. 30 percent reduction in population without rezoning.

          • Of course, there are some who have moved out of zone, although 30 percent seems extremely high. In my daughter’s class of 24, there are 3. I can see the pros and cons of the current rule on that. Of course, it will contribute to overcrowding but forcing young kids to change schools because you move 10 blocks is a bit harsh too.

          • Of course, there are some who have moved out of zone, although 30 percent seems extremely high. In my daughter’s class of 24, there are 3. I can see the pros and cons of the current rule on that. Of course, it will contribute to overcrowding but forcing young kids to change schools because you move 10 blocks is a bit harsh too.

          • Except the rules for all schools are that once you attend, you cna stay, even if your family moves. And, for the record, I do not live in Park Slope or send my kids to PS321.

          • Except the rules for all schools are that once you attend, you cna stay, even if your family moves. And, for the record, I do not live in Park Slope or send my kids to PS321.

  • What’s interesting here, is–that even though the re-zoning is to alleviate the overcrowding at 321 and 107, 39 is cannibalized to meet that end. How ’bout the “new school” is comprised entirely of areas of 321 and 107. Just sayin’!

  • I hear that in Europe, where schools are not funded by property taxes, the relationship of real estate to schools is different. The quality of schools is more consistent across areas of varying income levels, and prices of real estate do not rise so high because of the quality of the schools. Ditto (or any who’s lived in Europe), is there any truth to this?

  • SchoolDigger Ranks Ps 321 William Penn 29th of 2287 New York public elementary schools. So, not much choices out there.

  • Joyce Szuflita has more details about the meeting and proposed plan on her blog: http://www.nycschoolhelp.com/blog/

  • Your kid can only attend one middle school at once, how many do you need?

    Cate – I can’t speak for it, I was there too long ago, and only in England anyway. Though “public schools” in England are the posh ones…- its all upside down. The “state schools” (ie the real public schools) varied dramatically. In my time everything was determined as to how well you did in a logic and reading comprehension exam at 11. I ended up with lots of well-off kids in a snooty state school, my friends went to state schools that generally just warehoused the kids. The funding was more equal among the schools, but that only seemed to result in equal facilities (sports fields, pools, buildings, libraries etc), not equal outcomes.

  • Jaguar – impressive vocabulary and thought expression – I am assuming you are a 321 alum?

  • Ditto, interesting. That makes a lot of sense.

  • my guess is that the choice of rezoning is not so much driven by a sense of fairness in that the condos are responsible for current overcrowding but because the area proposed to be rezoned has significant new construction under way that would make it exponentially worse.

    there are two “new” schools somewhat relevant to the discussion that some below have conflated. the new school that is the linchpin of the rezoning proposal would be housed at St. Thomas Aquinas and would be a solely zoned school within District 15. the second school, PS 133, is currently a zoned school in District 13 that is now housed at STA while the new building is completed. Because PS 133 zone is small and has been historically undersubscribed, and because the reconstruction of the school was a collaborative funding effort between D 13 and D15, the DOE is proposing that the new school building that will house PS 133 as a zoned school but also have “choice” seats available for D 15 and D 13.

    The DOE hasn’t released the details yet, but apparently the D 15 CEC is attempting to get some other adjustments that would favor their district in light of these “choice” seats at PS 133, such as limiting Brooklyn New School to D 15 only. my point here is that the new schools and adjusted zones may open up some opportunities for those outside d 15, but it seems like d 15 CEC is doing its best to make sure the result is not a feeding frenzy for those outside the district, given that the costs of chaos and altered expectations are largely being paid by those poor, suffering park slopers.

  • i actually think this phenomenon is one reason why real estate values won’t be incredibly affected. everyone knows you can rent, get the kids in 321 and then buy your house in windsor terrace or whatever. also, the last time i looked, buying a house in north slope was either no discount or minimal discount, and that’s a whole different district entirely. of course, north slope has a lot of advantages (better housing stock, better trains, better amenities, closer to the park) than the de-zoned areas of 321, so perhaps the latter will be impacted. i guess we’ll see!

  • Run-joe, we have fantastic schools in district 13. Do not diss what you don’t know. Remember what I said in the other thread? Some of us don’t WANT to live in Park Slope. Schools are a part of why.

  • I am very familiar with D13 schools and my intention was not to diss them. However, I know a lot of D13 parents who are unhappy with their current situation; particularly 3rd grade and above.

    When I heard that the new school was open to D13 students, I was just pointing this out as an opportunity. Your right some of us don’t WANT to live in Park Slope. However, if someone living in FG/CH/BS thinks that a Park Slope education is in their child’s best interest, they at least have a shot.

    Now I’m hearing push back about ‘choice’ seats and what not. So who really knows if it turns out to be an opportunity for D13 families.

    In the bigger picture, I think D13 families should create a feeding frenzy and inundate the school. At the very least, this would bring attention to the needs of D13 schools.

    • We must not know the same people, because I don’t know anyone who’s unhappy starting at 3rd grade. Why 3rd grade? The testing?

      I think district 13 families should tend to their own garden, instead of looking to get into district 15. It’s not like there’s a lack of viable options in 13. I’m sorry you don’t like them?

  • I am very familiar with D13 schools and my intention was not to diss them. However, I know a lot of D13 parents who are unhappy with their current situation; particularly 3rd grade and above.

    When I heard that the new school was open to D13 students, I was just pointing this out as an opportunity. Your right some of us don’t WANT to live in Park Slope. However, if someone living in FG/CH/BS thinks that a Park Slope education is in their child’s best interest, they at least have a shot.

    Now I’m hearing push back about ‘choice’ seats and what not. So who really knows if it turns out to be an opportunity for D13 families.

    In the bigger picture, I think D13 families should create a feeding frenzy and inundate the school. At the very least, this would bring attention to the needs of D13 schools.

  • I really feel for anyone effected by the rezoning. I’m fortunate my kids are in 321 already. One thing to consider for those who have been rezoned. Liz has not said this outright but it’s very likely we’ll see wait lists and caps start at 321 next year – this is just me doing the math from the DOE presentation. 321 is at 100% capacity of the physical space available to house classrooms – including ditching activity rooms. They add 50 more students each year than they graduate – 2 full Kindergartens will have no actually classrooms to house them – they need to free up 2 classrooms for the already larger 1st and 2nd graders moving to the next grade. This means reducing 2 of the 11 Kindergartens – that means a wait list and folks from 321 probably going to a Kindergarten far from home. For many, a guaranteed seat at the new school is a better option than getting sent across town for Kindergarten. I say this only from a standpoint of distance from home, not quality of school. Going to school outside their neighborhood is tough for young kids to build friendships. A little known practical element of raising toddlers.

  • When Ms Phillips and D15 administration release the number of students who are in 321 after moving out of zoned area and or district or were otherwise waived in then you’ll know that they are serious about rezoning in a non-political way.

  • Just want to defend Liz Phillips here too. All public figures have their detractors, but she works extremely hard in a job that is very hard, and she is a key reason that 321 has the excellent reputation it does.

    Also, it seems many upset about the rezoning are putting too much stock in several things:
    1) impact of 321 on property values has really decreased over time – other schools are also desirable and many who seek to live in the zone don’t necessarily do so for 321 (they may be in private school, at a lottery school i.e. Childrens School, have older kids, or none at all).
    2) 321 as be-all end-all of schools. It’s good, but so are others. And the new school may be great.

    The biggest mistake at the recent meeting it seems was not presenting a clear vision for the new school to get people excited about it, instead of feeling they were somehow being dumped there. But it could be great, and 321 really is suffering in quality due the overcrowding which the rezoning may take a few years to alleviate.

  • Does anyone know why the blocks between 7th Ave. and PPW and between 4th and 5th St. are included in the rezoning? Seems like a really strange chop of some historic blocks with no new developments in them …

  • Does anyone know why the blocks between 7th Ave. and PPW and between 4th and 5th St. are included in the rezoning? Seems like a really strange chop of some historic blocks with no new developments in them …