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The Manhattan Borough President stresses land use

As noted in the discussion May 14 at the Municipal Art Society, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer has advanced ahead of the other borough presidents in stressing the importance of land use issues and in training Community Board members on land use issues.

A series of screenshots (click to enlarge) helps tell the story. Note, for example, how Community Boards and Land Use get two tabs at the top of the page.

Like other borough presidents, Stringer offers a page on ULURP.

Unlike the other Borough President, Stringer has urban planners devoted to community boards, as well as planning interns to offer additional help.

Particularly useful is the Land Use 101 presentation--one example is below.


Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz's web page describes a range of roles and issues, including a certain amount of borough promotion. ULURP appears somewhat lower on the page.

Applications for Community Boards appear further down the page.


The web page for Queens Borough President Helen Marshall lists issues alphabetically, with Community Boards near the top, and Planning and Land Use somewhat lower down. Queens comes in second to Manhattan, at least according to how information is provided and presented on the web.

The Planning and Land Use page has several sections.

Notably, the page on Community Boards to a new Queens Community Board web site, with events, announcements, and other information, thanks to a grant from Con Edison.

Staten Island

Land use doesn't seem too high a priority on the web page for Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro.

There is, however, a zoning map with a special report on overdevelopment.

The Bronx

The web page for Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion mentions Community Boards near the top, but not land use.

The page on Community Boards does mention land use issues.