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Queens Daily Eagle: Astoria development approved, suggesting shift in progressive attitude

The City Council approved last week a major rezoning that is expected to bring over 1,300 apartments to Astoria.

The project, dubbed Halletts North, got the backing of progressive City Councilmember Tiffany Cabán, potentially signaling a shifting attitude the most progressive lawmakers in the city take toward private development and affordable housing.

In a near unanimous vote, the City Council passed the Halletts North rezoning with 49 members voting in favor for the project and one against on Thursday, Sept. 29.

Support for the project came after Cabán, in early September, voiced her backing of the project that she had once hesitated to support.

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