The City Council has approved the second phase of Mayor Eric Adam's City of Yes plan to update the city's zoning regulations, the first major overhaul of the commercial zoning code since the 1960s.

The measure that was approved on Thursday, known as "City of Yes for Economic Opportunity," aims to make it easier for businesses to operate or expand in NYC. It expands light manufacturing areas and allows more businesses to operate out of homes and on the upper floors of mixed-use buildings.

The Council amended the mayor's proposal, removing a provision that would have allowed for new corner stores to open in residential areas.

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