Fear and loathing in SoHo/NoHo from rezoning opponents at first in-person hearing

With refrains calling Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for SoHo and NoHo a “sham rezoning,” residents of lower Manhattan cast doubt once again that the proposal to increase affordable housing in one of the trendiest neighborhoods in the city.

Inside St. Anthony of Padua Church in SoHo on Wednesday night, where the hearing for the working group was going down, city officials and Manhattan’s Community Board 2 leaders struggled with defiant commentary from the public who held similar opposition to the rezoning plan which would be the first for the area in decades.

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