Adams’ ‘City of Yes’ plan to boost housing supply draws cheers and jeers at hours-long hearing

A New York City panel on Wednesday heard a deluge of impassioned testimony both for and against Mayor Eric Adams’ sweeping plan to overhaul city zoning rules to build more housing across the five boroughs.

Over 200 New Yorkers tuned in remotely or came in-person to comment on the plan, dubbed the “City of Yes: Zoning for Housing Opportunity,” during a marathon City Planning Commission hearing that stretched on for nearly 15 hours from July 10 into the next morning. The hearing followed a 60-day public review period and precedes a looming CPC vote, where the panel must decide in the next 50 days on whether or not to advance the zoning amendment to the City Council.