Mayor Eric Adams is proposing to rezone a wide swath of Manhattan—an area from W. 23rd to W. 41st streets—to erase zoning restrictions that limit uses to offices or manufacturing, allowing dozens of aging office buildings to be converted into apartments.

The NYC mayor estimates that the area—which stretches from Chelsea up through the Garment District—can yield 20,000 housing units, making a significant contribution to Adams' "Moonshot" plan to build 500,000 new housing units in NYC in the coming decade.

In his second State of the City address, Adams also proposed to rezone an area on Staten Island's North Shore to permit expanded mixed-use development and improved waterfront access.

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