September 27, 2022

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3 Years After Bronx Rezoning, Jerome Avenue Auto Shops Under Pressure

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As part of the 2018 Jerome Avenue rezoning deal, city officials committed $1.5 million in financial assistance for area merchants, intended to help relocate existing businesses that would be displaced. But officials have yet to issue any such grants, a City Limits investigation found.

Adi Talwar

Elvin Taveras, owner of Jacquez Automotive Center at 1941 Jerome Ave. in the Bronx.
Taveras was told his business needs to vacate the premises by Oct. 31. Earlier this month, the electricity to his workshop was cut off without notice.

This is the first article in a new City Limits series, Zoned Out: Examining the Impact of NYC’s Rezonings. Lea la versión en español aquí.

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