This week, the City Council approved the rezoning of 111 blocks of the East Village and Lower East Side. Will a follow-up rezoning of Chinatown and the Bowery be far behind?

The Brooklyn Paper reports that residents of Carroll Gardens and the Columbia Waterfront District want development over the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to connect their neighborhoods. But rather than Bloomberg’s proposed housing, the neighbors want a park.

Jonathan Bowles of Task Force Member Organization Center for an Urban Future answers your questions about immigrant entrepreneurs on City Room.

And, for your Friday fun, may we present Atlantic Yards Deathwatch. (No, we don’t know who made it).

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