October 6, 2022
NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today celebrated the New York City Council Land Use Committee’s vote to approve the Bruckner Boulevard rezoning, an affordable housing project that will create 349 homes — including 168 rent regulated homes — in the neighborhood of Throggs Neck in the Bronx. The project includes 99 homes reserved for seniors, 25 homes that will be made available to veterans in need, and a new supermarket for the Throggs Neck community. The project will also support good-paying, union jobs for New Yorkers.
“Today’s vote is a victory for the Throggs Neck community, the Bronx, and the entire city,” said Mayor Adams. “This project will bring nearly 350 much needed homes — including affordable housing for seniors and veterans — to a neighborhood that has only added 58 affordable units in the last decade. Just as importantly, it is a sign that our city is once again embracing our identity as a ‘City of Yes.’ The housing crisis impacts all of us, and every community has a responsibility to be part of the solution and help us provide safe, quality homes to all New Yorkers. I’m proud to have been a vocal proponent of this project, and I look forward to working with the speaker and the entire City Council to advance citywide changes that will allow us to finally build the housing we so desperately need.”
“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. “We thank the City Council for their support of this project and leadership at a time when we need all New Yorkers to do their part in ensuring we see our way out of this housing crisis and move forward as a just and equitable city.”
“For too long, the loudest voices — who always oppose welcoming new neighbors — have dictated our city’s housing strategy. In the face of our housing shortage, we have drawn a line that NIMBYs will no longer have the final say. I applaud the City Council for their partnership in standing with us in bringing hundreds of new homes to New York City,” said Chief Housing Officer Jessica Katz. “Everyone deserves to be able to live in our city in an affordable home, and today’s vote sends a clear message that the Adams administration will not tread lightly as we fight to house all New Yorkers.”
"This is a win for the Bronx and for the entire city, and we have so much more to do," said New York City Planning Commission Chair and New York City Department of City Planning Director Dan Garodnick. "A big thanks to Speaker Adrienne Adams and the City Council for finding a way to get to a yes.”