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From a Times story on Ridgewood:

New development may have a harder time finding a foothold in Ridgewood than it did in Bushwick. Last month, the community board recommended that a manufacturing area south of Myrtle Avenue be designated an industrial business zone, to help retain jobs and fend off residential construction.

We have the highest rents in the country, and areas might get rezoned to “fend off residential construction?”  Don’t we need more residential construction?

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