EAST HARLEM, NY — New subway lines are rarely built in New York City, which means the planned extension of the Second Avenue Subway to East 125th Street represents a momentous change for the East Harlem neighborhood.

A coalition of more than 40 community groups, city agencies and elected officials — led by the group WE ACT for Environmental Justice — released a report Monday after two years of study containing recommendations to ensure that the change brought by the new subway line is beneficial to existing residents of East Harlem. The report, called "The East 125th Street Community Visioning Action Plan," details concerns East Harlem residents have about upcoming changes to the neighborhood — caused by the new subway and a rezoning plan passed in 2017 — and identifies four goals for the future.

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By: Brendan Krisel