Paul Graziano, Clip 4: Redevelopment in the 1980's
Collection: Queens Memory Project Collection at Queens College Libraries' Department of Special Collections and Archives: Paul Graziano
Description: Mr. Graziano describes how New York City adapted the current zoning resolution in 1961. It was designed by real estate interests and city planners who predicted a population boom. This did not happen, and development was more gradual. In the 1980's with a surge of immigration, apartment buildings proliferated in areas that had traditionally been one family home neighborhoods. This signified opposition between the existing physical development of the area, and what the zoning allowed.
Neighborhood planning; Real estate development; Immigrants; City planning; Zoning
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