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    New York City tenants have a right to heat, hot water, and electricity, and it's illegal for your landlord to force you to leave your home. If you're experiencing harassment, call 311 and ask for the Tenant Helpline to get connected with free legal services.

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    Get involved in land use changes: this 5-minute video walks through the basics of NYC's public review process known as ULURP. The 7-month process is designed to incorporate New Yorkers’ voices from start to finish.

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    NYC's Comprehensive Waterfront Plan advances a 10-year vision for the future of our city's shores and waterways. From climate justice to well-paying jobs, ferries to parks, this plan looks at how we can further transform our waterfront to become even more accessible, resilient, and vibrant.

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    Help your community advocate for its needs. NYC Planning has published centralized data and support to strengthen community voices, including those in lower-resource neighborhoods, in stating needs and budget priorities to the City. Check it out on our new Community District Needs page.

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    Our new Capital Planning Explorer puts data on NYC's funded capital projects, housing permits and the location of public facilities all on one map. This view of capital projects is essential as we plan for a more equitable New York City. Check it out here.

Update on City Planning Business in light of COVID-19

Department of City Planning (DCP) offices are currently closed to visitors. If you need assistance, please call (212) 720-3300.

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Zoning Application Portal

DCP’s beta Zoning Application Portal (ZAP) search allows the public to find current and historic information about Land Use applications.

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  • The 2019 Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan has been approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • The LIC Waterfront Design Guidelines are a set of principles and strategies intended to foster an overall sense of place and ensure the creation of a cohesive character for this evolving section of LIC. Each building developed along this key portion of the Waterfront should aspire to reflect the ‘industrial and creative character’ of Long Island City’s heritage, and be anchored by a dynamic network of publicly accessible open spaces. These guidelines seek to inform the process of establishing a distinct waterfront district connecting Queensbridge Park to Anable Basin that complements this unique neighborhood.