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Will Gowanus be the next botched rezoning?

Determined to avoid the divisive controversies that plague neighborhood rezonings, Brad Lander has spent years trying to build consensus for what Gowanus should become. Mayor Bill de Blasio, who preceded Lander as the area’s City Council member, was on board, directing city planners to add housing to the low-slung former industrial hotbed. But now, with real estate worth hundreds of millions of dollars hanging in the balance, the two men are running out of time:

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