Far Rockaway councilwoman gets high marks from southeast Queens colleagues for Ocean Crest rezoning negotiations


Southeast Queens elected leaders are praising Councilwoman Selvena Brooks-Powers for negotiating a deal with the developers of Ocean Crest, a 100% affordable homeownership project in Far Rockaway, two weeks after the City Council approved the rezoning.

The project, which would facilitate 89 new homeownership units in Bayswater, represents the first 100% affordable homeownership development in the Rockaways in more than a decade at a time when the city’s Black population has declined by nearly 200,000 people over the past two decades due to the rising cost of living.